Devil’s Dash – 6.66km spooky run

Last night a group of us took on the Devil's Dash run in Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch. It's a spooky halloween/zombie type run through the forest for 6.66km, IN THE DARK. Admittedly it was a smaller group than originally planned, but for reasons other than they were scared. I think. Kate (who, in her own... Continue Reading →

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Race time – Mount Cook Half Marathon

Last weekend I did the Mount Cook Half Marathon. I've lost count of how many races I've done now; too many to count in the 7 years I've been running. But I might never have done any at all if it weren't for a friend all those years ago. I never wanted to run in... Continue Reading →

Writers block

When I moved to New Zealand last year I promised myself I would write more. After all, I'd have more time right? Especially when I first moved here and I knew I wouldn't have a job straight away. I'd finish that journalism course I was halfway through, start my book* and get up to date... Continue Reading →

NZ food stuff

Having been here for a while now, and having to eat to, you know, survive, means I've been getting familiar with NZ food stuff. It's not majorly different to the UK in terms of general cuisine, but there's a few things that are 'traditionally kiwi': Lollies - these mean sweets. Any kind of sweets. Boiled... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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