Support Local Series: Cafes

Rotorua Cafe / Coffee Culture 1. Scope Cafe: Tutanekai Street Scope Cafe is small in size but makes up in the warmth and welcoming nature of owners Dana and Steven and their staff. The food is yummy, choose straight from a delicious selection of home baked goods or select scrumptious food prepared by their passionateContinue reading “Support Local Series: Cafes”

Self Happiness

No one else is responsible for your own happiness. It becomes all too evident as we age that our own happiness is less dependent on how others make us feel and more about what we are doing to take care of our own positive feelings. It feels strange that as we grow in age, emotionallyContinue reading “Self Happiness”

Black Lives Matter

#BLACKLIVESMATTER I’ve been in tears this week because I singlehandedly can’t fix racism. I’ve argued. I’ve researched, I’ve watched, I’ve listened.  I’ve stayed silent online because I am fearful and not wanting to say the wrong thing. Black Lives Matter.  George Floyd mattered. They matter to me. George Floyd’s brutal killing by police is soContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

Cultural Appreciation

Kiaora tātau Ko Ysgyryd Fach Te Maunga (Abergavenny in Wales) Ko afon wysg Te Awa (Abergavenny in Wales)  Nō Takapuna, Tamaki Makaurau Ahau Ko Rubick-Edwards-Trask Tōku Whānau Ko Rotorua tōku kainga ināianei Ko Jane Tōku Ingoa I was born in Takapuna, Auckland where I spent the first eight years of my life. My whanau movedContinue reading “Cultural Appreciation”

Filling your cup

There really is nothing more important than the self-realisation that you have all you need.  The importance of filling your cup instead of rejoining the hype and craziness of the pre lockdown rat race. This week has felt weird. My husband has been back at work for a while, my boys have returned to levelContinue reading “Filling your cup”

Reusable Addiction

I’ve become a part time eco warrior. My mission… Help rid the world of disposable coffee cups. I have a dream where cafes will one day never serve coffee in any form of disposable cup.  I don’t care if it says you can add it to your compost or if it’s made from recycled product.Continue reading “Reusable Addiction”

Level 3 is not Level 1.

I didn’t really know what to write about this week. There isn’t a lot of variation in the news apart from Covid-19 angled stories of late. I am a little over thinking about Covid-19, stuck between being sick of wondering when things will return to normal and suspecting we are somewhat already there. For theContinue reading “Level 3 is not Level 1.”

Backyard Tourism

On a sunny day there is nowhere more magical to me than my home town Rotorua. Like anywhere else in New Zealand the natural beauty seems to be highlighted by the glimmering rays of sunshine bouncing off our forests and lakes. We take for granted our natural resources and cultural hot spot that has drawnContinue reading “Backyard Tourism”