Just Say No, Kids!

Been having a lovely time getting to know my way around my new town. I've been to a food truck/ live music by the beach loveliness and I've been invited to a BBQ tonight! Don't get too excited for me but I might actually make some friends! (Before the year is out anyway. Hopefully. Maybe.... Continue Reading →

Namaste Here And Nap

Hot yoga. Where arriving late means not only being right at the front, but also by the draughty side door. The instructor was launching himself into new positions every few seconds whereas I was just bone tired. Like ok I'm unfit but surely not this bloody unfit to the point where each new pose is... Continue Reading →

Course I Want Jellybeans With That

It's the weekend!! Finished my first week in work and slowly getting to grips with life here. Went to the theatre on Friday and ended up volunteering to help with front of house next week. As you do. Today I've been revelling in bare feet and black sand. Also realising I need to look where I'm... Continue Reading →

This Is Not A Drill! Or A Dream.

Alert! I am not on holiday! Yes, ok I haven’t worked in a month and I’ve been having a lovely old time, but I do start my new job tomorrow so it’s a timely reminder that I’m not on holiday here! This is good because it means: 1) I didn’t dream it, I actually did... Continue Reading →

It’s a left, right? Right. Wait…

Less than a week in, and the feeling of overwhelm has receded to lapping waves rather than crashing tsunamis. After being welcomed into the country by two awesome friends in Auckland, I’ve been shown around my new town by two extremely kind and ridiculously helpful new friends. Oh, and made a canine best pal as... Continue Reading →

Handle With Care

Once you’ve let a child into your heart, they cradle it in their hands. Aw, that sounds sweet doesn’t it? Let’s break it down though. The hands of the little people in my life are proportionally tiny, often sticky, and lacking dexterity. The oldest one is nearly 7 and I still can’t pass anything to... Continue Reading →

Travel Companions

You are raggedy and old, with well worn soles, holes in the side. You are faded and scuffed and past your best. But you have been literally around the world with me and I can't imagine travelling without you. The dunes in Dubai, the gardens in Hong Kong, the train to Chiang Mai, the 6... Continue Reading →

This Too Will Pass

Ok. Why is mental health so difficult for me to write about? I don't really mind talking about it. In fact, more recently I feel like I've challenged myself to talk about it more. But when I come to write about it, everything sounds a bit 'wazzy'. Which is my word for 'a bit pretentious... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Really Goodbye

There are all sorts of emotional good byes happening as I prepare to move again. A perhaps unexpected one has been with The Tiniest Book Club. That's not to downplay thier importance, I simply haven't known these ladies very long. That said, the 'leaving' meet up last Wednesday was tougher than I was imagining. I've... Continue Reading →

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