The Beginning

My journey to Melbourne actually started last Friday. After days of sorting all the stuff in my flat into piles and boxes, I squashed it all into my rental car on Friday morning, and set off on the only fine day of the week to drive up from Wellington to Hamilton for my final weekend … Continue reading The Beginning

Logistics of Leaving

The past fortnight I haven’t managed to sleep through the night; waking up to start my day at 3.14am, 4.46am, 5.02am; it has got a little better now in my final couple of days before I leave, or maybe I have just got better at the early starts. I am so calm during the day. … Continue reading Logistics of Leaving

Zealandia

Zealandia is up another big hill from me (shock, horror), which to be fair as hardly surprising since I live on reclaimed land minutes from Wellington harbour, and with these earthquakes, is probably getting closer and closer every day. Zealandia is 622 acres of fenced bush reserve only 3km from the top of the cable … Continue reading Zealandia

Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive

Last weekend after brunch at the Backbencher, a gastropub across the from the Beehive, friends and I headed over to take the tour through New Zealand’s parliamentary buildings. The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings, located at the corner of Molesworth Street and Lambton Quay, Wellington. … Continue reading Cultural Event Part 1: Tour of Parliament and the Beehive

Leaving Australia

Leaving Melbourne, in the end, was remarkably easy. You just get on the plane and don't think about the fact you don't know when you will return to live there. You turn your headphones up so you only exist in your own headspace, and lean your head on the window molding as it's the first … Continue reading Leaving Australia