Random things I’m grateful for…

Stuck in Auckland traffic (which I swear has to be my biggest bug-bear at the moment), I was literally at a standstill. I picked up my phone and then I had to laugh. In the moment, I was really grateful for my phone and the ability to text my boss and let her know that … Continue reading

Singing with no shame

I love to sing. To be honest, I have no idea whether I’m any good because most of my singing takes place in the car where my son is my only audience but it brings me joy so I don’t really care. While I have reasonable range, my voice definitely falls into the Alto range … Continue reading

All I want for Christmas…

is yoooooouuuuuuuuuu. Haha, it’s not Christmas without the annual screening of Love, Actually and that beautiful song. And for me, this Christmas is definitely going to be more about the people around me than presents under the tree. My dad has very kindly contributed to a holiday I’m going on in January, I don’t have … Continue reading

I don’t like my feet…

A funny thing to feel self-conscious about – right? I was laying out for my daily dose of Vitamin D (carefully timed within burn time limits) and looking down at my feet. Aside from my beautiful new foot tattoo, I don’t love the way they look. They’re large, the toes tuck under from years and years … Continue reading

Getting inked…

My first tattoo, I was just about to turn 21. My friend offered to pay for it as a 21st present – she has a rose vine that winds its way down her entire leg. I wasn’t quite that brave! I finally felt like I was coming out of what had been a rough end … Continue reading

New technology and joy…

Back in 2009, my laptop died. I was in my first year back at university; I have a BBus and worked in marketing in PR before returning to university to do the qualifications necessary to teach. I was on the bones of my bum financially and managed to con my parents into very generously buying … Continue reading

Loving It 05.10.15

After a week last week that (quite frankly) turned out nothing like I had expected or hoped, it seems like the perfect time to refocus on the things that are making me smile. This book wall at a revamped local cafe. The same cafe also has a mini barnyard with rabbits, pigs and chickens outside … Continue reading

Loving It 17.8.15

I’m not a perpetually perky person but there are things in life that just make me glow and the Loving It series is a way for me to share these things with you. The beach at night… beautiful Talk about missing the bandwagon completely (story of my life) but I’m totally addicted to podcasts right now. … Continue reading