Returning to the not-so-smug hermit kingdom

We have been out of New Zealand for two months, hard to believe it is that long, and it is time to go back. The fears we had when we came to Europe have not come to pass, so I am hoping the same of our return. When we left for Europe people asked concernedlyContinue reading “Returning to the not-so-smug hermit kingdom”

Adult aspirations

I have been somewhat slow posting this week because I have been at music camp in Martinborough. I was so excited that music camp was not Omicronned (interestingly, spell check suggested Omicrobbed as an alternative). Of course, I personally could get Omicronned on my flights (I could be like Jacinda!), or at camp . TravelContinue reading “Adult aspirations”

Ladders, snakes & lakes

I got to go back to the mountains and swim in a few more high lakes (I promise to give you a break from alpine lake pictures after these). Some more stellar summer weather took us up the Wilkin Valley to visit Lakes Lucidus, Castalia and Diana, beneath the stunning peaks of Castor, Pollux andContinue reading “Ladders, snakes & lakes”

South American planning

I am inherently predisposed towards planning and preparing well in advance. I was the type of kid who started their homework when they were given it and have turned into the sort of adult who does the same – I have my songwriting class on a Tuesday and I start my homework on a WednesdayContinue reading “South American planning”

Omicron and freedom

Omicron could represent freedom or further imprisonment. For South Africans and other African nations omicron already represents lack of freedom. The international doors to Africa are being slammed shut, while the COVID horses are galloping forward in many directions across the globe. We are told that caution should be taken in regard to spread ofContinue reading “Omicron and freedom”