• New Zealand: Van life

    vans at moke lake

    I think that many of us have a romantic view of living in a van (or a large car). I was one of these people – I longed for the effortless freedom that living in a tiny, moving home could bring. Being able to uproot yourself and go wherever and whenever you want certainly has its appeal. Until I moved to New Zealand, van life seemed like a lovely, but distant, idea. It simply wasn’t achievable in Ireland. Endless rain, as well as the ridiculous expense of owning and insuring a large vehicle (or any vehicle, for that matter), prevented…

  • Skiing at TC

    To Ski, or Not to Ski – there is no question

    Who would have thought that speeding down a frozen slope on two unforgiving sticks could be such fun. Growing up in Ireland, where the tallest mountain stands at just over a thousand metres high, skiing just wasn’t a done thing.…

  • Living in Limbo

    After quite the hiatus, I decided that today was the day to pick up the proverbial pen, and write. It had been a while, what with work, learning to ski (at work), and living on a farm with no wifi…