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So you think you know what a Kiwi is?

In USA the first thing that springs to mind is the fruit. But the fruit was named after the reference residents of the country it came from give themselves, and that came from a unique native bird. In New Zealand, we don’t call the fruit “Kiwi,” like you all in the USA. We call it … Continue reading

What about wellbeing?

Wellbeing. Its a good word. Being well. What does ‘well’ mean? Absence of unwell-ness? Vibrant health in mind, body, heart and soul? I think that’s the one that resonates best with me, and is certainly what I am forever seeking and being mindful of. Always a teetering and tottering of the scales of balance, and … Continue reading

The great adventure called love

Today I realised that I’ve been feeling like Charlotte in the Sex & the City movie. It was at the end of a walk in the early autumn-leaved woods with my honey. We got there early after dropping his daughter off at school. Rock Creek Park in DC is en route between her school and … Continue reading

The leader of the free world and me

One of the ways to learn about a country is to tune into the politics and with America heading towards an election its almost impossible to avoid right now. This is a big time of choice in America – a real contest between going backward or moving forward (no prizes for guessing what side of … Continue reading

Domestic bliss

The reason I’m in USA is due to love. I went and met an American man you see. Not exactly in the life plan, but often the best things in life aren’t the things you can imagine ahead of time. So just when I thought I’d be quietening and simplifying my life by moving to … Continue reading

That’s what I said

Being understood in America with an Aussie/Kiwi accent is an adventure all of its own. I said in my last post that Kiwis have a deadpan mumble and my Kiwi friend in London picked me up on it…perhaps I’m only talking about me?! Regardless, there are less highs and lows in the way I speak … Continue reading

Different yet the same

One of my favourite things about travelling and being in a new place is discovering social and cultural differences, big and small. I think of it as my anthropological study of the world…it was my best subject at university before I wandered off into different things, but in reality I’ve never stopped studying it. It’s … Continue reading

Curvy yogi?

I’ve spoken about adventure in previous posts, explaining the adventure part of my blog name. But what of curvy yogi? I got to thinking about this after finding myself compelled to comment on a fellow bloggers’ site as she came to the decision to become a yoga teacher despite feeling she is not the typical … Continue reading

Child’s play is simple

So the BIG adventure I’m on right now is spending the summer and early autumn in the USA, with a view to longer term (it’s all motivated by love, but I’ll talk about that another time). This isn’t the first country I’ve moved to. I was born in and spent the first 25 years of … Continue reading