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One particular Banksia that we pass on our walks has had high numbers of Monarchs on it lately…

gathering sweetness
before the long winter days
final flight




Don’t be confused by the title – there’s no ‘light fantastic’ or narcotics involved (unless Horlicks counts..?)   The Trips in question are the bloody endless shuttles to the tip and back, punctuated by shopping.  953 more words

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Fun fact: I was going to study abroad here. For most of my life, I wanted to study abroad in Spain. I was determined to come home fluent in Spanish and finally be able to say I’m bilingual (linguistics major dreams, bear with me, please). 1,681 more words

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key officially opened the New Zealand Consulate General office for Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The Consulate in Emirates Towers in Dubai has been open for roughly 18 months, however, the government waited until the Prime Minister visited the country for the official opening. 93 more words

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Evening Queenstown Stroll

Autumn evenings in Queenstown are quite special – crisp air, calm lake, and lovely colours. The other evening we went on a stroll to Sunshine Bay and stopped to take in the beautiful views along the way.

New Zealand

Not by choice

I have, through no fault of my own, found myself in New Zealand having been ripped out of my comfortable life in Britain. I think it was in February when everything came crashing down around us, which just goes to show how precarious life is. 148 more words

Mental Illness

Lake Rotoiti

Nelson Lakes N.P., an area in the South Island of New Zealand that I haven’t come close to exploring yet. We only went there because the owner of the hostel we stayed at in Nelson, recommended it to us, and our visit was brief. 49 more words