What I learnt from Notting Hill on a cold New Zealand night

Sometimes I look in the mirror and see the same person I was when I was eighteen, twenty, and twenty-three, just fewer pimples and a different ratio of brunette to blonde. In those years I’ve gained a full time job that is developing into a career, I’ve bought a car (how very grown up of …

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Whale Watching in Wellington Harbour

Photo by Karl Halvorsen It has been an exciting week for residents and visitors of Wellington. On Tuesday morning, as we all drearily made our way to work, motorist’s moods were lifted when a whale was spotted in Wellington Harbour. From a passenger train, a large whale could be seen diving and breaching in the …

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Living in Wellington: what’s it really like?

I accepted this job having been to New Zealand but never having visited Wellington, the country’s capital. I remember receiving an email from the Head of Department offering me an interview. Fuck. I’d just missed out on the job in New Zealand I was gunning for and had completely forgotten I’d applied for this one. …

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