J U N E

2019 has really done that. It’s June! I feel like we blinked in January, imagined the future briefly and suddenly it manifested with no months in between. But also, what a pretty and special year it has been so far. Three Highlights: Bucket list Moments: This has been a year to do and not think…

The Pits of 2018: BLOGNY 2018

Every night we sit down for dinner and play ‘peaks and pits’ which is where we share the worst and best part of our day. The only rules are that you have to start with your lowlights (to end on a high) and the pits cannot outweigh the peaks. Guess we love happiness. But I…

Let’s Talk about Being Alone AGAIN: BLOGNY 2018

I’ll admit I am not good at being by myself. I am a severe hypochondriac who is calmed by having someone nearby to help me. I am a horror story fanatic who is easily spooked by dark shadows. I also just love to talk to people. But being alone is important and I am terrified…

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…

Let’s Go Again: BLOGNY 2018

It’s been two years since I last did BLOGNY and so many things are different – in the world, and in my own life. I started a new job recently and it’s good – hard in lots of ways I didn’t expect – but also good. But one thing it has taught me is the…

10 things I have Learnt in the Last Six Months

1.New friends – who have met you the way you are now and who somehow like you like this (???) – can sometimes be the most important people in your life. Treasure them. Stay real with them. 2. There is fucking gluten in everything. 3. Be who you are.And not in the happy-hippy-flippy way, but…

I AM LATE TO CATCH MY BOAT

I am meant to be leaving in twenty minutes and I am not dressed or packed or close to ready but the people I am going with are the ones who have forgiven me one million times over and will continue to forgive me as second nature forever. Even when I make us a few…

The Best of 2016: BLOGNY 2016

Today was such a mixed bag; it was incredibly sad and euphoric and confusing. But in the end I had a good dinner, I have excellent plans for tomorrow and I cleaned my linen. 2016 I think was similarly mixed – but for all of its faults was still liveable and for all the bad…

25 Things To Be Thankful For: BLOGNY 2016

Merry Christmas babies!  We made it!  Today is a day for family. It’s a day for forgiveness, giving, gratitude and bucketfuls of love.  It is the 25th of December so to celebrate here are 25 things I am grateful for right now: 1. To be with my family on Waiheke. Drinking coffee and champagne, eating…