A night out…as a woman

Just in case anyone would like to know what it's like being a woman on a night out, this is an account of last Saturday night out in a bar in Wellington. I'd suggest it's not an uncommon experience for a lot of women, and one that most women might think when reading that's not that... Continue Reading →

Running away

When I was a kid I was captivated with running away. Not in the traditional sense to get away from your family and hating your life, no no (I liked my life), more to 'go on an adventure'. I harboured dreams of having a bag packed and heading out into the unknown. I even persuaded... Continue Reading →

Feral children and the Death Slide

I sometimes wonder how it is that my brother and I ended up as [fairly] normal adults, because we were pretty feral children. We lived in the middle of nowhere and were given free reign to go cause chaos in the countryside. We'd spend hours outside either in the orchard, or out and about on... Continue Reading →

Perception

Everyone sees the world through their own perception - which is built on years of habits, views, opinions, patterns etc. We assume and expect so much of other people, because we see the world through our own filters. So often we assume someone is behaving in a certain way, or doing a particular thing, or... Continue Reading →

A weekend in Hanmer Springs

I've been to Hanmer Springs a fair few times now. It's actually is one of my favourite places in the South Island. Given it's only about 1 hour 40 minutes from Christchurch it's an easy destination to go for a weekend, or even a day depending on how much you like driving and who's in your... Continue Reading →

The HIIT Squad

When I first moved to Christchurch, I tried to find a BMF (British Military Fitness) replacement. Well maybe not a replacement, as BMF Cheltenham was pretty special, but something similar. Something outside, high intensity, fun and maybe involving mud, and somewhere I could make friends. I didn't want somewhere to just go, work out, not... Continue Reading →

Hearing things

My hearing isn't great. I'm not sure if I can actually say I have a hearing impairment, but a hearing test a few years ago showed I have the level of hearing "usually seen in elderly people" (thanks doc) and tinnitus added in to boot. This was probably about 10 years ago now, I've no... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Treasure Hunt

One year, when I was quite small, my Dad told me and my brother to look in the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. I wasn't quite sure what we were looking for, but we eventually found a white piece of paper with our names on hidden in the tree. Opening it up revealed a clue.... Continue Reading →

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