Monday, 12 February 2018

VIDEO - WELL, I'M HOME! // HOBBITON


The day I visited Hobbiton. AKA the day I finally arrived in my spiritual home. I don't believe it's really just a movie set, it's too real!

Excuse the ugly crying, safe to say I got a bit emotional!!!

But then again, wouldn't you be crying if you'd finally arrived in the one place you've been wishing to visit since you were a youngster?

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

VIDEO - THANKFUL THANK YOU'S // NEW YEARS EVE 2017


And so ends 2017!!! For all its ups and downs its been one hell of a year, and in no small part YOU GUYS have definitely been one of my ups!!! So as I'm ending the year by reaching my goal of 50 subscribers - a massive increase from 5 at the start of the year - I decided to give a little shout out to you as a 'thank you' for ending my year on a high.

Much love to you all, and have a fantasmagorical 2018 xxx

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Thursday, 16 November 2017

DAY 25 - IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND THERE LIVED A HOBBIT

So today is the day. The day I’ve been waiting for. Pretty much 99.99% of the reason I wanted to come to New Zealand in the first place (apart from, you know, visiting New Zealand itself.)

TODAY. IS. HOBBITON. DAY!

Considering I got zero sleep last night due to pure unadulterated (literally, I have regressed back to childhood at this point) excitement, I skipped my way downtown and bounced into the pick-up centre over an hour early. Between that and the coffee you can imagine how much I was physically vibrating by the time the massive green bus rolled around. The very lovely staff shop staff did have to gently remind me that I didn’t need to take photos of the information guide or the merchandise - I was about to see the real thing after all.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

VIDEO - WE'RE BUBBLING BUBBLING BUBBLING

Rotorua - the city of jurassic landscapes and sulphur smells! An otherworldly experience unlike anything I've ever seen. Bring them your new, your injured, your slightly hungover, and guarantee they'll come out the other side stronger than before!

But in all seriousness, go visit Hells Gate, get on the Bush Walk, and enjoy the spa - rain or shine it's well worth a visit.

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

DAY 24 - ONE HELL OF A DAY

Has anyone else ever tried going to pee in the early hours of the morning with 30 haphazardly placed mattresses between you and freedom? Without tripping over anyone? Or waking everyone by silent-screaming "Ow!" at every other step because your leg is now a black and blue mess?

My morning was fine thanks, how was yours?

Luckily for me, most people were awake for our early departure from the Marae, meaning we arrived in Rotorua at a great time (aka before lunchtime), giving us the majority of the day to both settle and explore. Bags quickly thrown into our rooms at Hot Rocks - the Base Backpackers in Rotorua, down Arawa Street - the majority of us quickly hopped on a mini bus to Tikitere... otherwise known as the Hells Gate Geothermal Park and Mud Bath Spa, the most active geothermal park in the city, about 20 minutes drive from the centre. 

Monday, 2 October 2017

VIDEO - UNDERGROUND OVERGROUND


A day of two halves - culture and caving, underground and overground - and both were bloody amazing! 

Massive thanks to both Waitomo Adventures and the Maori Iwi for hosting us today! Highly recommended to anyone exploring New Zealand #notspon

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