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Each journey begins with a single step... Two kiwis escaping from the island to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where thousands have gone before... . .

Winteritis

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 | Views [26]

Itchy feet, restless soul, unexpressed desires... That's me at the moment. I want to be wandering in a warm country, Greek Islands spring to mind for some reason. Maybe it's because of the cold, the rain and the seclusion from adventure that brings to ... Read more >


10 years old - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 7 Jul 2018 | Views [34]

On the 7th of July 2008 I started this blog detailing the trip Kent and I were beginning to the Americas. Now 10 years later it still continues, now thoughts and musings interspersed with more travels. That trip of ours ended on 10 December 2010 so just ... Read more >


Inside Out

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Views [121]

He looked at me - "Hey Whitey!" It hit me hard, it was as if I saw him/me/the world clearly in that instant. - I am not white as you are not brown. Within we are the same, unless we choose to be influenced by our one obvious difference - If ... Read more >


Death of a friend...

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Jun 2018 | Views [138]

With much sadness I received a call on the last Sunday in May to say that a fellow rider, friend and possibly relative had died on her bike that day. Hiria McRae was a unique, fiesty, intelligent woman I met through riding my motorbike. She rode an ... Read more >


Photos: India

INDIA | Sunday, 6 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

Delhi, Kerala, Lucknow, Kanpur wedding,
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It's been a while

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Views [149]

Age brings wisdom, so they say. I think age brings awareness about self and awareness about self brings awareness of interactions with others. That interaction brings ahah moments and brings you back around to awareness of self. I am on a journey.... Read more >


India 2 - to the end of February

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | Views [86]

Lucknow had interesting tombs and monuments to visit but is an extremely busy congested city. We stayed in the AirBNB of a lovely family who were so helpful to us and whose company we enjoyed whilst there. The monkeys and donkeys wandering the streets ... Read more >


India 1 - January 30 to February 13

INDIA | Thursday, 1 Feb 2018 | Views [92]

Kent and I travelled to India for 5 weeks from the end of January this year. India has been at the top of my "I loved travelling in this country' list since I travelled there for 5 months in 2004. The trip came about because I introduced my friend Pragya, ... Read more >


Back home

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | Views [223]

The trip from Memphis to Houston was uneventful and really not that interesting. It was great to spend a couple of days with my sister and husband and also got to visit with one of my oldest brothers and some of his whanau. After arriving back in ... Read more >


Memphis welcome

USA | Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | Views [217]

We were welcomed into Memphis with sunshine, a rainbow and storm clouds!  We had 2 storrn fronts of both sheet and forked lightning. We drove through the first which was pretty exciting, lightning hitting the fields on either side. One bolt was ... Read more >


DON'T PANIC!

USA | Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Views [247]

Whilst traveling I lost my phone. I had became aware of the fact when we were in the car. 5 of us traveling south in Iowa USA. First thought was where had I used it last. It was the motorcycle museum we had visited an hour or so back. I searched where ... Read more >


The trip begins

USA | Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Views [189]

It was great to meet up with my sisters in Winnipeg. We stayed, 5 of us, in a great AirBNB right in the middle of town. We had a rental car and attended all the ceremonies organised by the early settlers organisation. We were interviewed by the local ... Read more >


Aspergers

USA | Saturday, 15 Jul 2017 | Views [234]

We are all on the Aspergers spectrum somewhere it's really just a matter of whether our level is noticeable by others or not.  I for example am often too direct in my speech and not the best socially and that helps me relate to my man who is ... Read more >


Knowledge

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | Views [247]

Knowledge or our understanding of the rules of the universe is expanding faster and faster because the base of our knowledge continues to grow. So, like Cantons ideas on infinity, the gaps between the lines create questions to be answered in themselves.... Read more >


World Without End

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Views [302]

By Ken Follett, a good read, second book of his I've read. Talk about a corrupt society. Sadly it is a constant in our world. I had thought New Zealand to be less affected than other countries I have travelled in but I have come to realise that it is ... Read more >


Thoughts on a bus

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 20 May 2017 | Views [217]

 We see everything in terms of light and shade. If all colour were removed we would still see the scene because each item in the scene is a differing shade of grey. Think about that - each item! Each leaf on each tree of a forest, each blade of ... Read more >


Labeled

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 19 May 2017 | Views [297]

Apparently I'm 'WHITE', it's not a thing I have noticed myself much but lately it is hitting me often in the face especially on social media. I haven't noticed colour really in relation to people, friends and family, but I'm being asked to more and more.... Read more >


May B for Birthday

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Views [244]

I had a wonderful birthday this year. It was a lovely day and I couldn't think of anything more enjoyable than using my bike as it will get cold and gloomy soon enough. I rode to Maori class, the class was fun and interesting, my brain is not the best ... Read more >


Spinal fusion

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Views [243]

Not for me but for my daughter-in-law. Apparently it is a common, do it every day, operation now but it sounds seriously scarey to me! The operation was yesterday on the back of the neck and they go in through the front of the throat, do they use a cut ... Read more >


My paradiem

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 2 Mar 2017 | Views [153]

I've had a shift in it, my paradiem that is. I thought I had a solid Grandmother to Grandchild relationship going on, an unbreakable direct link that went straight from my heart to theirs. It was a link I could feel. A link that kept me from being away ... Read more >


Summer! Summer? Summer.....

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Views [187]

Spring looked promising, summer looked like it was going to be a doozy however it's been very much an on again off again affair to say the least. I suppose in it's favour we haven't had to light the fire or anything drastic like that but it's been a ... Read more >


becoming knight

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Views [303]

There are times that one or other of my children treat me like a dunce or a muppet or just like I am an annoyance that they just have to deal with. It is hurtful and disrespectful and if it weren't for my grandchildren I would quietly withdraw myself ... Read more >


Shock, sadness, anger, disbelief, grief

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 8 Dec 2016 | Views [299]

I have just returned from attending the funeral of a friend. It is Thursday 8th December 2016. She took her own life on Sunday 4th December. On Saturday she was here with us, walking, talking, partying, today she is dead. This has affected me more ... Read more >


Botswana and back to Jo'burg

BOTSWANA | Friday, 12 Aug 2016 | Views [372]

Back to Maun and on the way the clutch gave up in our Land Cruiser. We first flagged down a ute but it was a French tourist who said 'too complicated' and drove off and left us there. The second vehicle was a delivery truck, he immediately got out a ... Read more >


Botswana

BOTSWANA | Thursday, 4 Aug 2016 | Views [451]

Botswana has been a wonderful experience. We started with being upgraded from our booked accommodations to a beautiful huge Lodge on the Chobe River. Went for a river cruise in the afternoon until sunset and saw all sorts of amazing animals coming to ... Read more >


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