“Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life” – Marcus Aurellius
So recently I ticked off one of my ‘NZ Bucket List’ items by completing the Tongariro Crossing with a couple of friends.
There’s been a lot of unsettled weather here on the North Island these last few weeks, and so we really lucked out with the weather, enjoying a clear day and views all the way to Mount Taranaki in the West, and uninterrupted views of Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom LOTR fans). Continue reading “Trekking the Tongariro”
“..It doesn’t matter where you come from, it matters where you go..” – Frank Turner
So, I’ve decided to do a DNA Test. Not in a ‘Jeremy-Kyle-who’s-the-father’ way, but more to learn a little more about where I come from.
While Frank Turner sings (beautifully I might add) about it not mattering where you come from, to me I find it matters for a couple of reasons. Continue reading “Where do I come from? And why does it matter?”
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”
Today was the actual day that I began my marathon training. A little while ago, on a whim, I entered the Queenstown Marathon, which will take place on 18th November 2017.
This gives me 14 weeks to get fit and ready to run 26 miles / 42 km. Continue reading “#60 Began Marathon Training”
So, despite the rain, I set about a tourist day in Christchurch, taking in the sights, the sounds, and the weather. Continue reading “# 40: Exploring Christchurch”
Today I am due south, and finally – after nearly 11 months of being in the country – I’m going to see the South Island of New Zealand! Continue reading “# 39: Due South”