Can you be happy alone?

A musing from a conversation the other night with a friend who I'd not spoken to much since I got to New Zealand. He said he was worried about me, because I'm not dating anyone/in a relationship. I told him I was quite happy being alone. But no one's happy alone, he says. I told... Continue Reading →

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Currently loving: July

Eggs Benny New Zealand loves a good eggs benny, and it comes in all different varieties. In fact, a lot of the time it's not with ham and english muffins, but they still call any permetation of eggs and hollandaise Eggs Benny. My absolute fave is when it's with smashed spuds or a rosti instead... Continue Reading →

New Zealand: 8 months in

Well, I think it's safe to say it's been, shall we say, eventful since I landed on NZ shores eight months ago. Hell, it's been a bloody eventful year-and-a-bit ever since I decided on a whim to move to the other side of the world last year. You probably all know by now that the... Continue Reading →

First winter in New Zealand

First winter for a while actually. For the last few years I've done a good job of escaping to the southern hemisphere over the UK winter for the majority of January. I don't like the cold, you see, and January is pretty grim in the UK and never-bloody-ending. Imagine my DELIGHT to end up moving... Continue Reading →

Guide running a half marathon

It was Global Running Day last week (6th June) so what better time than now to write about being a guide runner at a race for the first time last weekend. I've guided before in the UK, but only on recreational runs where the route and terrain was familiar so doing it in a race... Continue Reading →

Life Modelling

Just under 2 years ago I started life modelling. It was something I’d wanted to try for a while, ever since an off the cuff remark about wanting a painting of me for my bedroom wall one Friday night ended with a drunken half naked drawing session with a recruitment consultant/amateur artist from London called Will.... Continue Reading →

Running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

As part of my Wadi Rum Ultramarathon training last year, I decided to have a weekend up north doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks as I was already heading up there to see some friends. In my crazy optimism I decided to run it on the Friday, and then walk it again on the Saturday. Not strictly... Continue Reading →

Work life

I've just started a new job, nearly 6 months after leaving my last one back in October 2017. I didn't actually plan on having so much time off, it's just how things worked out with moving to New Zealand and waiting for a visa and unsuccessfully applying for what felt like a million jobs. Job... Continue Reading →

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