I've been having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. My weekends aren't full of party-hopping, it's 25 degrees out, I'm not wearing a tacky Christmas shirt/sweater at any opportunity...it's just not feeling like the magic season it normally is. I was down in the Viaduct the other night and saw a massive advent … Continue reading Christmas in Auckland (I think it’s catching on!)
For the past 10 years, I've read (and re-read and re-read and re-read) the Valdemar series of books by author Mercedes Lackey. They're fantasy and nerdy and I love them so much that I usually read about six of them each year (currently reading 'Oathbound', in case you were curious). (Yes, I own them in … Continue reading I Was Chosen!
So, look, anyone who's read this blog knows a few things about me: 1- I swear far too much 2- I travel with a Captain Picard action figure 3- I'm a sucker for nerdy things (....2 and 3 are different, fyi) Through a series of lucky events, I made a friend who invited me to … Continue reading Aquarium? More Like Awesomearium!
Some people can’t wait until Christmas. Others are big into their birthdays. Some go all out for St Patrick’s Day, and some say Thanksgiving is their favourite time of year. For me, it’s Halloween. I love Halloween. Since I was a kid, it’s been my favourite non-holiday, full of fun and candy and drinking and … Continue reading HAPPY HAL…October 31st 😦
This past weekend we were treated to a rare sunshiney day in Auckland (well, for the most part. It still rained, of course) and my friends and I decided to head to the North Shore, specifically Devonport and Takapuna. Our first stop, Devonport, was just fantastic. Now HERE was the charm I'd been looking for … Continue reading Playing with Guns in Auckland
It's been a few weeks since I started calling Auckland home and so far, things are good! I ended up landing my dream Auckland job working at a fantastic events company just a 15 minute bike ride from home. Not only will it give me great experience with events and event management (the career I'm … Continue reading My New For-Now Home
The friend I'm staying with, Dom, needed to get some driftwood for a project he was working on and invited me to join him for a quick trip to Piha beach. Located in about 40km from Auckland, Piha is one of NZ's great West Coast beaches, surrounded by crashing Tasman waves and black sand that … Continue reading A quick trip to Piha
I'm a big city girl who loves the outdoors; throw me in the middle of a city with a map and I'm happy. Throw me in the middle of the woods with a pack of matches and I'm happy. No matter where I am, I've got a big hard-on for nature, so it's important to … Continue reading International Coastal Cleanup Day!
TTOMT is my "weekly" video series inspired by the Twitter discussion forum #ttot. Be sure to check it out on Tuesdays at 930am & 930pm! Here's my latest TTOMT video about the 10 day meditation retreat I'm going on tomorrow. I'm pretty scared. And I think it's really telling that I'm doing a video about … Continue reading TTOMT 3: Inner fucking peace
I've been wracking my brain today trying to think of something superawesome to write, but I really haven't come up with anything to blow your minds. It's been raining all day (which never happens here) and it's my day off so, needless to say, it's been a lazy one full of Pinterest recipes and thinking "man … Continue reading Rain rain go away