Influencers and laptop life stylers be gone.

I’m getting quite a bit of enjoyment deleting influencers and laptop life stylers off my Instagram account. They just don’t do it for me. I didn’t even know how most of them got there in the first place. Then I remembered some years ago I clicked on a post claiming to ‘boost your followers for …

I’m writing, get over it.

OMG I woke up at 2am. It’s now 4.16 and maybe I should give up on sleep and get up. I will get an opportunity to have a nap later in the day. By later I mean around 11am. And why do I have the luxury of napping at 11am you ask? It’s because I’m …

Matariki and Winter Solstice

We recently celebrated Matariki (Māori New Year) and winter solstice to coincide with the launch of our village website http://www.paekakariki.nz A great day for the kids which ended with a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. It was a bit cold, not that kids noticed and the highlight was the failed launch of a rocket 🤣 I …

Body is Earth, Mind is Universe #1

Here I'm going to write my thoughts on who we are and what our place is on this planet. These stories won't be on any chronological order. I could start from the middle, go way back to creation or look into near and distant future. There is no beginning or end. Sometimes science takes a …

The Colour of Sky

It’s a beautiful piece of coastline. Stoney beaches, caves and rocks with holes big enough to walk through. Cliffs sparsely dotted with trees clinging to the gravelly undergrowth, bent and twisted into the shaped by the prevailing winds that mould them. As a kid, I sat in this very same spot, amongst the trees looking …

Don’t talk to trees

One of the scariest things I did as a kid was to tell a tree my secret. I was eight years old and spent a lot of time in the bush with my cousins. We camped there, sometimes under a makeshift shelter made of ferns and branches. Other times in half pitched saggy tents and …