Humanity, hangovers and basket weaving…

“Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human” – Desmond Tutu

Today I ventured to Mount Eden where the Ubuntu Market was taking place. For those reading who are not familiar with the word Ubuntu, it’s a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity”, but which is often also translated as “humanity towards others” Continue reading “Humanity, hangovers and basket weaving…”

#68 Tried Conveyor Belt Sushi

“A good rule to remember for life is that when it comes to plastic surgery and sushi, never be attracted by a bargain” – Graham Norton

So this week, my new experiences seem to be all about the food! Today, I had to trek to Botany to see a dentist (which will be covered in another blog post for another time), so for morale purposes stopped off for lunch on route, and discovered Daruma Sushi Go-Around. Continue reading “#68 Tried Conveyor Belt Sushi”

#60 Began Marathon Training

“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”

#57 Discovered Chickenless Chicken

“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” -Gandhi

Not eating animals isn’t a new thing for me. For around 10 years, I have swung between vegetarianism and veganism, and most recently have fully embraced the vegan lifestyle.

I don’t need to go into all my reasons for not eating animals here, apart from that I don’t support barbarism, nor do I think eating animals is necessary. As the deity Morrissey once said, “Meat is Murder“, and I’m inclined to agree.  Continue reading “#57 Discovered Chickenless Chicken”

# 14: Learning that Quinoa Crisps Exist in NZ!

This made me happy. Today I learnt that New World in NZ sells Quinoa Chips. These are some of my favourite, cruelty free snacks, as they give the illusion of healthiness despite the fact they are still made with lots of oil. But they are genuinely tasty, and I haven’t seen these since I picked up two packets for a pound back in the UK Pound Store.

Sadly these are $6 a bag here, so won’t be indulging regularly. My waste line will thank me.

This probably doesn’t count as an experience – 1 out of 5 stars