25 things to be grateful for: BLOGNY 2018

It’s Christmas again!! Merry day and love to you all. Here are 25 things I am grateful for right now. My family – who have all called me and messaged me over the last few days, or are celebrating birthdays and successes and babies, or are just out there living. What a colourful and strange…

6 Girls to Thank Today: BLOGNY 2018

She exudes confidence and joy. Looks beautiful in yellow. Always laughs at my jokes, her whole body shaking as she inhales, eyes lit up. She is always warm, easy to sling an arm around and talk to and she makes you feel included. Like it matters that you’re there. Picture a girl grooving soft to…

sorry for writing it down: BLOGNY 2018

I watched as you left all the girls who came before I just didn’t think.   Two peas in a pod. Avoid, avoid, avoid it. Now you avoid me.   Text: “Hey how are you – how is work? Are you happy?’ Then I delete it.   I guess you hurt me Like really really…

2017 Beaches (a long awaited review)

This is a nine-month late review, but we were a little slow to start this summer. These Beaches have all been added to my comprehensive ranking of Auckland beaches, so if you want to see their placement check it out. Kaitarakihi It was such a blustery day yet we managed to stumble onto the calmest…

Travelling to: Hawaii

We went to America! A celebration of two years living together. Here is my thoughts on Hawaii: First off, short story: Opening scene: It is May in New Zealand which is a brittle month with cool weather and dark afternoons. Tess and I are in-between lectures, sitting on the red couches for a peaceful but…

Flat Takes on Rotorua

Last weekend my flat packed our matching red overnight bags and headed off on our first flat trip (!!!). We went to Rotorua because it has the luge which has been one of those things that we love to dream and talk about when we are meant to be doing other things ie. study. Life…

Some Advice

Live with people who make you laugh. Cry laugh until there are streams rushing down your cheeks and your jaw aches and your head is crinkled inside and out and you can’t even breathe anymore because there is all laughter, no air. Live with people who make you ugly snort and curl up on the…

Introducing: My Best Friends

My friends: Brilliant, hilarious, beautiful. We are stupid; in our humour, in our stories and in our love for each other. At fourteen we were dorky babies; small groups held together by a few charismatic individuals but over the years we have grown up and grown in. They are my favourites, my family, my biggest…

Flatting: On Things I Wish I’d Known

Flatting has to be experienced to be truly understood. And while that may sound pretentious it’s true that all the stories and anecdotes in the world won’t prepare you for the freedom and the disaster that is living in your own space for the first time. That being said there are some universal tips: a…