Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Brunch /brʌn(t)ʃ/ noun 
 'A late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch'
- Oxford Dictionary 

Taking over like a denim trend from the 60's, brunch is the new 'craze'; a portmanteau of 'breakfast' and 'lunch'. Surprisingly enough, 'brunch' has been in the Oxford Dictionary since the late 19th century, unlike 'binge-watch' which has only recently been added (yes that's officially in there too now).

Brunch is an excuse to overindulge, and overpay for bacon and eggs. Unfortunately, or not, I haven't completely hopped onto the fairy bandwagon. I've never been the one to follow crazes just for the sake of 'because'. But that isn't to say I don't go on brunch dates with my babes. Brunch is an incredible social activity to bond over, a ritual you could possibly even say. So much sauce is spilt over Eggs Benedict. What better time to spill the goss about late last night than the next morning when the memory is still thriving fresh in your eager mind.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


"Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom" 
- Francis Bacon 

Traveling allows you to reach out and understand yourself. I've learned that I can be a real introvert sometimes. 4 straight days with some really chatty but good close friends and by the 5th day I had to zone out and distance myself. They thought something happened, that I was upset but I was fine, the only thing was that it had been a little too much. The accommodation in Queenstown for the first 4 days was 4 people in one room. Going to sleep with us all laughing at some stupid joke and waking up with them pulling my blankets off and jumping on my bed. Introverts re-energise by having alone time, extroverts re-energise by socialising. Thankfully by the 5th day in Dunedin we had our own house, with multiple rooms and I was physically able to breathe and have some space. Dunedin is Edinburgh's old Celtic name and means Edin on the Hill, and this surely was a beautiful home up on the hills.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


"I have loved the stars too fondly to be 
fearful of the night" - Galileo 

Twizel was hands down the best accommodation, and I would even go so far as to say location, out of all four places we stayed in New Zealand: Queenstown - Dunedin - Twizel - Christchurch. The name is adorable all in it's own right. Pronounced Twi-zel like Twi-light. Not Twizzel as we had to learn from the corrections of locals, on numerous occasions.

The quaint unique interior design was amazing, with a nice hot fire to roast marshmallows during the cold icy night. It had this beautiful modern rustic feel. An oxymoron, but a beautiful one. What was even more superb about this place is that the town is surrounded by blue snowy mountains. You literally walk out the front door in the cold misty mornings and will be stunned by the grandeur of those rocky elements.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


"Surround yourself only with people who love, inspire, 
and encourage you as a person." 
- Mama Zara

L for Love, L for Louise, L for Laura... L squared. Double the trouble, double the fun!

Everybody goes through troubles in their lives, things that people wouldn't even begin to guess are happening. Life manages to throw you some pretty unbelievable hurdles sometimes, like you're starring in your very own movie. Sometimes we are forced to face terrible situations that just come crashing down on you for no honest fair reason but I've learned the best way to deal with it all is to remain positive. 'Thinking positive isn't about expecting the best to happen every time, but accepting that what happens is the best for this moment'. And it definitely helps to have a partner in crime to support you when times get rough, someone to remind you to remain positive or simply to take your mind off of it. And when times are great they are there to share the laughter and make the moment that much better. 

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