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The Great Trek

19 November 1997. We arrive at the airport with two suitcases, two carry-on bags, a portable cot and a fold-up pram. I am nervous and excited. Nervous to be going to a country I have never visited and am about … Continue reading

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Waiting for a train

It is 1917. A young woman stands on the platform. Her well-worn brown lace-ups have travelled endless paths to and from the gate. Now they do not move. They simply wait. A train approaches. She feels her heart beat faster, … Continue reading

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Sometimes you have to make your own

Trying to decide what to eat for lunch today, I resisted the temptation to reach for one of the chocolate brownies I made last night. I thought back to when I followed the Liver Cleansing Diet and how much I … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Let’s look back at my week. Compared to some other weeks, it has been quite eventful. What do you mean it’s only Tuesday?! Take last night, for instance. The good moment was finding an awesome airbnb house to rent over … Continue reading

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I think my phone may be racist

I have a serious question. Is my phone racist? On Tuesday I was on my weekly sojourn into the city for lectures. The train ride there was uneventful. However, on the way back something bizarre happened and no one has … Continue reading

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Who gives you the right?

Living in NZ, one becomes aware of the ‘rivalry’ between us and Australia. We are both really good at claiming things for ourselves. ‘Pavlova is ours!’ ‘No, we made it first!’ Famous people who were born in NZ and live … Continue reading

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I want to be alone…with someone…

I have just thought about the title of this blog and I think it may be a bit misleading. It sounds as if I have a yearning to frequent dark corners with a handsome stranger. Hmmm… No, that’s not what … Continue reading

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