Category Archives: Shopping

The mighty two-wheeler: a celebration

In many parts of the world, the two-wheeler reigns supreme. It is the ultimate, everyman, all-purpose vehicle. And it makes absolute sense that it is: so much cheaper to buy and run than a car (plus smaller impact on the … Continue reading

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Travelling feet: street stalls in India

Here’s a collection of feet photos from when I was in India earlier this year travelling through Rajasthan with my sister. So much happens in India at street level – you can get your teeth pulled out, your shoes mended and … Continue reading

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Home textures: bedroom

Here are some pictures of the textures and details of our bedroom. White, 100% cotton bedding from Ikea (I wish they had Ikea in New Zealand!). Two Hill Tribe bedspreads from North Vietnam to give us extra warmth. Two vintage … Continue reading

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Avondale Market

Yesterday I went to the weekly Avondale sunday market, here in west Auckland. It’s a mixture of bric-a-brac and fresh produce. The produce area of the market is huge and packed with all sorts of gorgeous ingredients: organic homegrown kafir … Continue reading

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Feet photos: markets in Vietnam and Cambodia

Continuing on with my habit of photographing my feet… Beautiful fresh ingredients in Hanoi and Phnom Penh. Hill Tribe embroidery and bolts of bright cloth in Bac Ha market, North Vietnam. Lucky red envelopes and wooden shoes in Hanoi.

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Hill Tribe women in North Vietnam

I thought it was about time I started sharing some photos from my trip to Vietnam with you. These pictures are of Hill Tribe women from the northern mountain town of Sapa. There are more then 50 different ethnic minority … Continue reading

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2010: My year in blogging

I started this blog back in April. Over the past months there have been many times when I haven’t managed to blog as often as I wanted (or, let’s face it, at all!), but looking back over all the posts … Continue reading

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Columbia Road

One of my absolute most favourite things to do in London is go to the Sunday morning flower market on Columbia Road in the heart of the East End. I usually walk from Bethnal Green Tube station, and know I’m … Continue reading

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