[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_0ggp7bMI&w=560&h=315] This is what summer’s all about in New Zealand: It’s about sitting by a river with your two dogs (even if your particular two dogs are freaked out by rivers) it’s hoping your favourite pink jandals hang in for another year it’s about itchy feet because you forgot to put your socks on […]
International Travel Tips for Making International Coffee
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8q3ZihgaA&w=420&h=315] As of yesterday I’m back in NZee, which means goodbye for now Santa Monica Boardwalk mulled wine at the Venice Ale House, Randy Weeks live at The Cinema and new friends who do things like crochet you funky gloves & usher you to your 17 hour flight leaving little bits of themselves in […]
On Being the Queen (or King) of Your World
There’s nothing like coming to a different country or doing some challenging thing like being by yourself for a long time without all your regular friends and dogs (Yes I still miss you) to dredge up some of the less pretty things you think about yourself, the things that can sometimes get obscured by your […]
Another Reason Why People Like Me Love America
Demetri Martin on WhoSay I discovered Demetri Martin the same day I came across Charles Bukowski. It was a good day and a good example of why people like me like to live in America. PS: In case any immigration officials read poetry, and have been following my blog when I say ‘live,’I mean in […]
Three things you'll find at the bottom of my garden … including a squirrel!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HpFDPk7rP0&w=560&h=315] In New Zealand we grew up reading books from America or England with ‘woodland creatures’, birds we’d never seen and Christmas in the winter time. I asked someone the other day nervously, hoping they wouldn’t guess I didn’t know the answer, about the situation with chipmunks. As in were they real?
The REAL truth about the traffic in LA …
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y3oUmWT7VQ] Travel journalism … the kind you might get after two days with not much sleep and a long flight and not really any idea where you are or how to find stuff you want to see. That kind of travel journalism.