Happily Ever After

Some things we should know by now, right? Well turns out, this is not always how it works. This is because wisdom is not a cliché, slogan or hashtag. Rather it’s something that is almost like good music. It bypasses the noise and sits with you, and then makes a gear change in your mind. This past […]

Something Personal

July ran away on me and now its mid August. There you go, you now know how loose I am at keeping writing up on this blog. But needless to say, my mind never stops thinking and contemplating. Sometimes I have a million ideas on what to write about and some times I lack a […]

The Best Medicine

A while back on a Sunday night I started writing a blog post called, Moving Pictures. It was based on three old films I had seen over that weekend: Motorcycle Diaries, Good Will Hunting and Into the Wild. Three films that still have a spark in my opinion. Three films that still provide a window […]

Making Films in the Water

I remember when I had just moved back to Wellington, New Zealand, in 2004 after living for seven years in the small south island vineyard town of Blenheim. Wellington was  where I grew up, the capital, and a culture hub, but I had left there at 17 in 1997 after going through some hard family changes. I decided […]

Breathing

I’ve discovered something this year that has improved my life in ways I could not have imagined: Breathing exercise’s. The genius of this is that this is nothing new to the world. Breathing exercises have been practised for a very long time now in different generations and cultures. Just like drinking water, breathing is what […]

Writing

Its been over a year since I’ve posted here and almost the same amount of time since I logged in. Time passed by, life became hard, depression took over for a while, and, I don’t know, I guess I just lost motivation to explore creativity. I don’t expect many people even remember this blog exists […]

NZ in Kenya

It’s interesting how when you are faced with reminders of “home” how much you remember what “home” was like. For the past month we have had 3 kiwis volunteering with us. We’ve had former All Blacks player Norm Maxwell and NZ rowing pair Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh all volunteering with us. As they are […]

Three months, three days

Its amazing how 3 months can flash past, without it feeling like that kind of time. But it has been a great three months. In the middle of the year. To get away and find some open space. The truth is, the older I get the faster time seems to go. Time is the only […]

Hello England

I arrived back in the UK last Monday, a whole week ago now. And heck, the last few days have been big. It feels like Ive been back for ages, yet its only been 7 days! Its been superb though and Ive managed to sink back into it quite easily. Last week was the build up to […]