July 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
If you are planning on taking a trip to our wine-loving, frog-eating neighbours and are intending to drive, then make sure to pack a breathalyser kit along with the rest of your luggage.
From 1 July, a new law came into action requiring that all drivers in France (with the exception of mopeds) have a breathalyser kit with them or risk an on-the-spot fine of €11 (£8.86).
June 4, 2012 § Leave a comment
Summer 2012, without a doubt belongs to London.
From the Queen’s Jubilee, celebrating Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne, to the Olympics starting in July and all the festivities in between, London truly is the place to be.
And it seems the city is determined to celebrate all things British – out loud, and proud, with pomp and ceremony like only the British can do, with department store, Selfridges leading the way.
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December 21, 2011 § 4 Comments
Most people think of New Zealand as a wonderful place to live: beautiful scenery, friendly people, laid-back lifestyle. And for the most part, they would be right.
However, New Zealand has a shockingly high level of child abuse, and many disturbing cases have made the news over the past few years.
December 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
Coming from New Zealand one of the most frequent comments I get goes along the lines of ‘you have a lot of sheep there, right?’
Yes, we do – in fact we have around 40 million sheep to just over 4 million people.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that it gets a little tedious having that same comment repeated time and time again.
In spite of that (and the number of sheep jokes I will probably have to put up with), I just had to share this story…. it could only happen in New Zealand!
December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment