New Zealand: South Island Highlights

As many of you will know, earlier this year I spent a few months travelling solo around New Zealand.  What a powerful way to kick-start the year, and a very deep and personal inner journey too! That inner journey is still ongoing and very raw, and though I have already shared some of that with…

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New Zealand: North Island Highlights

  New Zealand is an extraordinary place for an adventure. Between the lovely people and stunning landscapes, it is impossible not to fall in love with it.  I did A LOT of travelling around both islands over the last few months, and there is so much to rave about! But, here are my top 5 highlights from the North…

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California Dreamin’ for bella rae magazine!

I am so happy to say that a piece of mine has been published in Issue 4 (Apr/May/Jun 2017) of the Australian magazine, bella rae! This is my first piece to be published in print, and I was absolutely stoked to see it! Talk about an amazing and surreal feeling! This piece is all about the life…

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Lots of sunshine and no rules!

I’m sitting in the sunny garden of the Auckland hostel where I am staying. It is a beautiful day – hot, yet peaceful. A few other travellers chat softly in the garden, which backs onto Western Park with its lovely expanse of trees and greenery.  I’m contemplating my next moves: decisions which have caused me more…

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The Strength in Surrender

“You don’t have to figure it all out, you don’t even have to be ready, you just have to trust yourself enough to take the first step.” – Kristin Lohr As you know, in January I am packing my bags and heading off to New Zealand on my own for a while – months, a couple…

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Wanderlust: Amsterdam

A few weeks ago a friend and I went to Amsterdam as the last, but by no means least, girls holiday of the year. I heard so many people say good things about Amsterdam, and I was finally persuaded that my initial (and rather narrow-minded) idea of it being a city full of drugs, sex and…

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Glastonbury Weekend

Something about Glastonbury makes my heart sing. The mystical energies around the Tor, and the unabashed acceptance of all that is magical, weird and wonderful, makes it an incredibly liberating place. Here, the imagination is given free reign and belief in what is normally considered impossible is shared boldly.

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Book Review: Faery Tale by Signe Pike – my thoughts on one woman’s quest to re-enchant her life

Faery Tale by Signe Pike Faery Tale was one of those books I stumbled upon by ‘accident’ in my favourite charity book shop.  I say ‘accident’ because it was a book I really needed to read, and someone or something up there knew it. Signe Pike was a successful editor at a big publishing house in…

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The Mystical Isle of Santorini

Santorini is a beautiful place forged out of the rugged forces of the earth.  When the volcano, Thera, erupted in roughly 1,700 BC it blasted so much rock and debris into the atmosphere that it’s environmental impact was astounding.  Thought, by some, to have caused the 10 plagues of Egypt through environmental fall-out, the eruption…

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