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My theory of relativity

After a long hot summer, and no Autumn Auckland has plunged into an Antarctic deluge. Friends are racing around seeking out heat pumps and Merino sweaters, and I’ve resorted to putting slippers on. ‘Straight to winter’ they moan. ‘What happened to Autumn? It’s a bit tough wearing shorts one day and freezing the next. It’s…

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Four wheels of freedom

Over the past 6 months I’ve driven over 12 different vehicles in the hunt to buy my own four wheels of freedom. It’s been something of a trip from the sublime to the ridiculous. And one I must say, quickly, I am completely indebted to my brilliant friends who have lent me their vehicles, for!…

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Indie As

Over the past month I’ve been thinking lots about what travel really means. In part that’s because I’ve been repositioning the blog from ‘Kiwi expat Mum’ to ‘Kiwi blogger travelling the world with her funny bone’, and wondering: Can you be a traveller if you’re in the same place for more than a few weeks? Am I…

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Why failure rocks

They say failing is good for you.  But then they say that about colonic irrigation too. I’ve never done the colonic irrigation thing, curiosity hasn’t ever led me down that murky path, but the failing thing? Oh yes. That’s one thing I’m really good at. Say earnestly ‘I’ll love you forever’ at the altar, and…

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Hill climbing

I don’t think I’ve ever claimed to be a mountain goat. Sure I’ve done my best to keep heading upwards when presented with the challenge of a hill climb, but I don’t think I’ve ever done it graciously, without swearing, grimacing or huffing and puffing. Climbing hills, just isn’t my natural thing. So why do…

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Wicked Commute

I’ve experienced some cool commutes over the years, but the commute I took yesterday into Auckland city for a meeting was possibly the best. I’ve done the sitting in the car in the heat choking on other cars’ exhaust fumes as they wind their way into my car’s aircon. I’ve done the two minute ‘commute’…

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Wobbles

I don’t think it’s possible to move to the other side of the world without a wobble or two. I’ve certainly had a few over the past four weeks, and yet somehow because I’m in the place I want to be, I don’t feel I should have the ‘right’ to have anxieties, stress…. worrisome wobbles. The men…

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