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 City living

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 Feral children and the Death Slide

Life modelling and relationships

Life modelling really is about art. It’s not about nudity or sexuality. So it shouldn’t cause a problem. Right? Only sometimes it does. I’ve only been in one proper relationship when I’ve been life modelling, and I didn’t think it was a problem. Until we broke up. It was the first thing that came up when … Continue reading Life modelling and relationships

A year in people #29 – Karl

Yesterday I was hanging out at home, just chilling and had a pang of, well I'm not sure what you'd call it. Not quite homesickness, not quite nostalgia, not quite a pining, I just thought "Awwww, I wish I could just pop and see [my friend] Karl for a cup o tea". Karl used to … Continue reading A year in people #29 – Karl

Work life

I've just started a new job, nearly 6 months after leaving my last one back in October 2017. I didn't actually plan on having so much time off, it's just how things worked out with moving to New Zealand and waiting for a visa and unsuccessfully applying for what felt like a million jobs. Job … Continue reading Work life

How to be more active

I actually don't like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is "activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness". Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it's just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of 'getting fit' (how do you … Continue reading How to be more active

Training: Week Six

What a week. Almost seems to have lasted more than a week for some reason. Maybe because I was away last weekend in Wales, then straight to London for 3 days and then the rest of the week is just a blur of hardly being at home. Out and about pretty much the entire time. … Continue reading Training: Week Six