New Zealand

change is the only constant

Some things change consistently and are expected; the sun rises in the morning, and sets in the evening, the seasons change steadily, and I put on fresh new undies daily. We also know change can occur more sporadically, too. It can pop up, unannounced, uninvited and just like that you've just got to deal with [...]

#FriFotos – These Trees

#FriFotos Trees

I'm a bit of a 'freak of nature' in that I love it. I'd much rather be outside amongst the natural world than any sort of city or urban environment. When I saw the #FriFotos theme was Trees this week, I knew that I wouldn't have to look very far to come up with some [...]

Photo Friday! Week 49: Tongariro Crossing

tongariro crossing

My first time backpacking solo, I opted to do the Tongoriro Crossing. We started off bright and early with the sun shining. By the end of the day we were snowed off the mountain. Tongariro Crossing early in the morning, July 2009  

Photo Friday! Week 46: Cable Bay Morning

#FriFotos Trees at Cable Bay NZ

Located on the east coast of New Zealand, the sun rises over one of the many stunning beaches in Northland. I got this photo of Cable Bay on a run one morning. Cable Bay beach on a sunny morning, Far North, January 2010  

#FriFotos: Take a Peek at these PEAKS

Mitre Peak NZ

#FriFotos is a weekly photo forum by @EpsteinTravels @TravelDesigned @CharlesYap. The theme is revealed every Tues 12pm ET. I quite enjoy finding some of my travel photos that fit into the given category. A few weeks ago, I got creative with the FALL theme (and not one picture of leaves). Last night I came across [...]

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Oh NZ sun, you are cruel.. Read #21 for the story What is serendipity? Truthfully, I'd heard it, but never really thought about what it meant. Until recently I realised that it could possibly be the best word to summarise my life! In the past 27 years (okay maybe even the past 4 specifically) I've [...]

harold life education nz

Harold is the NZ Life Education mascot; I thought it was only appropriate to have a photo with him About 3 weeks ago I had my third and final go at donating blood. This year I've tried 3 different times to give the gift that can save lives, but every time I've managed to pass [...]

Photo Friday! Week 43: Mount Cook Peeking

Mount Cook NZ

Nothing but a mate, a Jucy Campa, the same 3 CDs on repeat and the open roads of the South Island. October 2010, a friend and I took a week to explore the Wild West Coast of NZ, and although we didn't get in to Mount Cook, we spotted it peeking through the clouds while [...]

doitinadress facebook cover

A big heartfelt thank you to those who've supported me in this worthy cause already! And 'a bit' may be something of an understatement... In university, I was notorious for staying up all night to write essays and papers - I perfected and aptly named this, the 'Print and Sprint', as I'd often hand things [...]

crunchie bar trail

August 2011 This crater was spotted while hiking the Crunchie Bar trail amongst the Gumfields in theĀ Far North, NZ