Girlfriends for seasons

“Honour the friendships that allow you to pick up from where you last left off, regardless of how long it’s been since you connected. The friendships that survive hiatuses, silences and space. Those are the connections that never die”. @la_passionate I’ve always had this underlying feeling that friendships are for different seasons in your life,Continue reading “Girlfriends for seasons”

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”

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”

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”

Finding reassurance

I drove my car this week for the first time in 27 days. I went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and came straight back home. My husband has done our essential grocery shopping and apart from bike rides to exercise and entertain the boys, we’ve remained home the entire lockdown. It feltContinue reading “Finding reassurance”

Covid-19 Survival

“And then the whole world walked inside and shut their doors and said we will stop it all. Everything.  To protect our weaker ones, our sicker ones, our older ones.  And nothing .  Nothing in the history of humankind ever felt more like love than this.” – CD I lost my part time job thisContinue reading “Covid-19 Survival”

We need to slow Fast Fashion down!

Sustainability. Recycling. Climate change. Current fashion buzz words that feature prominently throughout the media. Our world is consumed by media projections of what next to buy. Fashion trends that don’t necessarily suit us or our body types but we somehow feel obligated to rush out and purchase. The increase of influencers who play out their careerContinue reading “We need to slow Fast Fashion down!”