City living

I've just moved into Christchurch city centre. Like really, actually, smack bang in the middle. I'd never considered myself much of a city person, let alone to live in the middle of one. But Christchurch is a bit different (it's very leafy). When I first became single I moved from a small country village into... 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 →

Bellbird Buster 30km race

The Bellbird Buster is a 30km trail race in the Port Hills in Christchurch, New Zealand, part of the Crater Rim Ultra event and was my first proper trail race. The week before we'd had pretty hot sunny Spring weather so I was stoked to think I'd be skipping about the top of the hills... Continue Reading →

Devil’s Dash – 6.66km spooky run

Last night a group of us took on the Devil's Dash run in Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch. It's a spooky halloween/zombie type run through the forest for 6.66km, IN THE DARK. Admittedly it was a smaller group than originally planned, but for reasons other than they were scared. I think. Kate (who, in her own... Continue Reading →

NZ food stuff

Having been here for a while now, and having to eat to, you know, survive, means I've been getting familiar with NZ food stuff. It's not majorly different to the UK in terms of general cuisine, but there's a few things that are 'traditionally kiwi': Lollies - these mean sweets. Any kind of sweets. Boiled... Continue Reading →

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