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This was my first solo travelling experience. It was daunting, it was scary and worst of all, I probably wasn’t ready for it. Don’t get me wrong, I was absolutely ready for the adventures and the travels, the new places and cultures that come along your travel path. 585 more words


The Awakening

She wasn’t sure how she got so lucky, to be in the perfect place at the perfect time.

Everything had always been so hard. Life was always a struggle. 90 more words


Blatantly Hitting on Someone Without Having a Clue

Handy tip: of you want someone to follow you around for a bit, especially in a slightly creepy way, upon introduction to said person, just say “hi, (I hear you’re jumping on our bus), you’re very attractive, don’t laugh, it’s empirically true and you know it – see those boys over there….” … 93 more words

Hot cross bread n butter pudding

A lot of the time my recipes are created by the scraps left in my pantry. Living rurally supermarket trips are kept to a minimum, which means using my noggin at coming up with something edible. 238 more words



The things I have now, that I never knew I needed.

Qalo rings.

Not that I’m an exercise extremist but it is nice to let the exercise world know that I’m a Wife.  562 more words


Not Up Mt Doom: An Unexpected Journey

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of the “Great Walks of New Zealand”: 19.4km (12 miles)

Time given till pick up: 8hrs

“You can do Mt Doom if you want, but then you need to be 2 hrs faster, watch out for rocks falling on your head on the way down and do not get lost in the bad weather, so basically if you do it, you’re kind of an idiot” 227 more words

The Te Papa Autochromes.

Lissa Mitchell, Curator of Historical Documentary Photography at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, explores the work of three photographers creating autochromes in early 20th-century New Zealand. 421 more words