19 Years Old And So Green

  When I was 19 years old I did what most Kiwi kids do… I dropped out of university and went on my ‘big OE’ (Overseas Experience).  Ok, so most Kiwis don’t drop out of uni to do it… but I did.  I had picked

When is a holiday TOO busy?

    I would call myself a fairly energetic person – I like to be busy. But I think I managed to ‘out-busy’ even myself on our recent holiday to France!   Our holiday plans are usually pretty full-on and include visiting multiple cities, and

Montmorillon, France

  This post on Montmorillon is my first bi-lingual blog post. Apologies for the simplicity of the post and the perfunctory translation, but I wanted it to reflect my current level of French, so that in the future I can see progress (I hope /

A Weekend in Aberdeenshire

  I usually never let a long-weekend go to waste – it’s an opportunity for a short break without using up any precious annual leave.  I hadn’t planned anything for the 2017 spring bank holiday (memorial weekend in the USA) because we had lots of

The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland

  Glimpsed briefly from the highway whilst heading north for a weekend away in 2014, my first views of the Kelpies were rushed (at 70 miles an hour) and heart-wrenching.  I can’t quite describe the impact they had on me, but it was akin to falling