My month-by-month reflection mostly covered my 2017 personal favourites, so here are the rest of the things that were favourite-worthy this year: MUSIC: This has been a stellar year for music. I lost myself a little last year and forgot to make time to discover new songs & spend time with old favourites, so this … More 2017 Favourites
WRITING: NaNoWriMo was the big event of November. I didn’t really “succeed” in the way they measure – I finished the month with around 15 000 words written, not really close to that 50 000 goal. But I still have 15 000 more words written than I did before, and I have a basic idea … More November ’17 Favourites
October was a blur. A good blur, but a blur nonetheless. The biggest thing that October 2017 held for me was last week when I was the maid of honour for my friends’ wedding. It was a beautiful day: seeing my friends so happy with the unexpected October sun surprisingly blazing down. It was wicked too … More October ’17 Favourites
MUSIC: The musical loves of my life, The Horrors, finally released their new album, V. Every time they release a new album I get nervous because I have sky high expectations (I think this marks the 8th year I’ve been a hopeless fangirl for them) and luckily V did not disappoint. They’ve released yet another masterpiece … More September ’17 Favourites
MUSIC: Choosing one musical favourite this month is basically impossible, with a ton of artists releasing new music. I’m in love with dodie’s whole EP, especially “In The Middle“, the best song about a threesome I’ve ever heard. I’m also super impressed with Kesha’s “Rainbow”, and am strongly considering covering “Hunt You Down” at some … More August ’17 Favourites
FAMILY + FRIENDS: My niece was born a week ago and is actually adorable – and I’m of the opinion that babies are strange and scary, but she really is so cute. When I was having lunch with my mum the other day, I told her that I thought she was very cute and not … More July ’17 Favourites
WELLINGTON: I’ve loved Wellington since I started university in 2012 but actually living here is a totally different experience. I love being able to walk to work, to my friends’ flats, to my weekly pub quiz, to anywhere I need to go. I’ve been to some amazing places, but I’m convinced that Wellington is the best place … More May ’17 Favourites!
Every month, a million different things seem to happen and April has been no different – I feel like I’ve fit an entire year into the past 30 days. As well as catching up with people I haven’t seen in forever, I’ve also managed to score both a flat (which I move into today!) and a job … More April ’17 Favourites!
March has been a ridiculously full on month. I started the month skiing in Banff and now, more than 12 000 km later, I’m back in New Zealand. I’m happy to be home but I’m also exhausted because my body thinks I’m still in Pacific Time and I now need to find work and a place to … More March ’17 Favourites
LUCK: Right now we’re in Banff again, getting a few days skiing in before heading back to BC. Banff is continuing its trend of being the best place ever – after our first night, we went to the front desk at our hotel because our key card wasn’t working. Instead of replacing our card, they upgraded … More February ’17 Favourites