Remember the days when New Year’s Eve was the most important night of the year? The days when there would be months of planning going into one night? Trying to be at the perfect party, at the perfect location, and with the perfect outfit? Yeah, me neither. It’s been too long. I’m the parent ofContinue reading “A kind of Kiwi New Year”
Category Archives: Travel with me
The end of 2011 & the beginning of 2021
Reflecting during the Christmas food coma period.
A different kind of Christmas
As I rush around like a mad thing, worrying that I haven’t bought the right gifts, or enough gifts while spending hours trying to juggle work and traffic to buy these gifts I’ve cast my mind back 10 years and a simpler Christmas. 24th December 2011 It’s Christmas Eve. It doesn’t feel very Christmassy. LaosContinue reading “A different kind of Christmas”
Still trippin’… down memory lane
10 years on
A trip down memory lane, 10 years since our epic adventure.
A new book cometh
A third book? So soon!
Lockdown life – part 2
I have discovered the pattern of my moods. With a sample day of one I realised that the day I spread my legs was the day I was happiest. I set off on my walk determined to safely spread my way back to my former happy state.
Here in Auckland, New Zealand, we’ve been back in a lockdown for 21 days now. The only time we are supposed to leave the house (unless an essential worker) is for a walk, or to go to the supermarket. I’ve been sharing on my personal Facebook page daily updates. Here’s some highlights… or lowlights… fromContinue reading “Lockdown life”
Where it began
People have asked me where I get ideas for some of the crazy situations Shaz, the protagonist in What Goes On Tour, gets herself into. This may give you an insight. Picture this… It’s the summer of 1995 and I’m working as Head Cook at a French château. This château sleeps 150 people a night.Continue reading “Where it began”