New Zealand vs the UK

I love New Zealand. I also love the UK. Some people think you can't do this, that it has to be one or the other; that living in New Zealand means dissing the UK, and this really bugs me. You can't really compare the two. Bloody comparison is the thief of joy. Yes, there are... Continue Reading →

A year in people #57 – Scott Watkins

You know when enough time passes and you can't remember how you first got chatting to someone? That's what I'm like with Scott. I *think* it was on Twitter, and then at parkrun, but it could have been the other way around. He's the run director/top dog/organiser person at Albert Park parkrun in Melbourne, and I... 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 →

Johnny Irish

I’m sat in a cafe in Wanaka and I realise it’s the same cafe where I met a guy called Johnny, on my first trip to New Zealand back in 2014. I’m actually sat at the same table; coincidentally the only one free. As I sit down I wonder where he is now. He was... Continue Reading →

Cycling the Carretera Austral, Chile

It’s Christmas 2016 and I’m running full pelt through Madrid airport to catch a connecting flight that’s about to leave (I’d already missed my original one due to delays) to take me to Santiago, Chile. I eventually arrive to find my luggage didn’t make it. I’m not surprised; delays and me catching a different flight... Continue Reading →

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