Hi Fives & hugs all around!!!

19. November 2015 Travel 0
Hello you lovely people! I have reached 100 followers & I am so incredibly happy & overwhelmed! This is such a massive deal to me. I am usually an open book yet with my blog I have kept it very private – I don’t share my blog with family or friends. I don’t put links to it ...

She’s at it again

For some reason, unbeknown to me, I have an unfaltering desire to be pierced. Again, this is something that never ever crossed my mind as an option I might even consider – getting my nose pierced. But hey, I’m open & free spirited. I have to act on these things before I get too old, right?? So ...

Contentment

18. November 2015 Travel 0
Every so often I get an overwhelming all consuming sense of dissatisfaction at what I am doing with my life. I feel like I am in the wrong place, that these decisions were not my own & the outcome I am living is alien to me. I feel like I’ve committed too much to this ...

Priorities

11. November 2015 lifestyle, Travel 0
How do you prioritise your day to day tasks or one thing over another? I’m not sure if I’ve nailed this or I’m an aberration…. I go for the option I can extract the most joy from, whether it conforms with the norm or not is irrelevant to my decision. I moved into my new flat over ...

Setting my backpack down

09. November 2015 Travel 0
I have a home!!!! Oh the bliss & relief at being able to set my backpack down for 6 weeks. I am so happy!!!! I have been slumming it in a hostel for a week so I am delighted to have some private space. I wasn’t exactly slumming it in the hostel. I don’t actually ...

It all fell into place

09. November 2015 Travel, work abroad 0
I have been in Wellington for 5 days & I have a bank account, IRD number & drivers licence on the way & a library card. I have a full time job & a home I move into next week! I have friends, a favourite cafe, my regular sushi place. I have a grasp of ...

Employed!

08. November 2015 new zealand, Travel 0
After handing out 3 CVs in Wellington I have landed a job! I am now a fully fledged member of staff in an Irish bar. Yes, I am ticking clichés & making my CV even more of a mockery. I am a natural yet also struggling. The till is a logistical nightmare with things listed ...

Windy Wellington

06. November 2015 new zealand, Travel 0
“Windy Wellington” – That was frequently mentioned in the many conversations I had with people before coming to New Zealand. It was mentioned so frequently that you would think one would acknowledge this short statement as something legitimate. You would think so, right? Me, no. I thought every person was exaggerating & that I would surely ...

Wellington

05. November 2015 new zealand 0
I have arrived in Wellington!!! My initial impression is a friendly easy going centrally located city with a nice buzz about it. It seems to have a good selection of entertainment with various theatres, cinemas & comedy nights as well as the usual night life selection of bars & night clubs. There are plenty of restaurants ...

Auckland to Wellington

05. November 2015 Travel 0
Today I learnt that I do not possess the psychological strength or patience to endure an 11 hour bus trip with a toddler. I also learnt that you should bring ear plugs on an 11 hour bus trip. You live & learn.