What I would’ve done…

This week I should have been heading to the airport, steeling myself for the 29 hour journey to London via Singapore. My bag would've been light, ready to bring back belongings I haven't seen for nearly three years. I'd have enjoyed the two flights, excited about my trip and the novelty of flying, despite the … Continue reading What I would’ve done…

Trekking with goats

A few years ago on a father-son hunting trip, George’s son was shocked at the small amount his father could carry and suggested he get some packgoats, after reading about them in America. George has always been keen on animals; as a child, if it crawled, he kept it, so it took little persuasion to … Continue reading Trekking with goats

Post-COVID normal

When COVID-19 hit the world, New Zealand committed to an elimination strategy, which meant that on 8th June 2020, nearly three and-a-half months after the first case was reported on February 28th, the country went into alert Level 1. In layman's terms, this means we're pretty much 'back to normal', except for strict border control. … Continue reading Post-COVID normal

Apology languages

"I'm sorry.....But...." This drives me CRAZY. My ex-husband used to do it all the time. Apologies seemed meaningless and insincere. There was always a reason, an excuse for shitty behaviour; usually it was me. "I'm sorry. But...you know how to wind me up." "I'm sorry. But...I had a bad day at work." "That but wipes … Continue reading Apology languages

COVID ponderings: fuck off memes

It's Friday night and I'm sat at my kitchen table, Rod Stewart in the background asking the world to let him know if it thinks he's sexy. After-work virtual drinks and a catch up with Women's Wednesday means I've finished the beer in my fridge, and I've got no more to replace it. A sleepytime … Continue reading COVID ponderings: fuck off memes