Growing up a Buddhist abroad

Hi everyone, I thought I’d take this month to fill you all in about my faith: Buddhism. It sort of ties in with kindness and compassion; so I’m going to try my best to describe how I grew up as one in the 1980’s and 90’s in another country, and how I continue to practise it everyday…

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Let’s be kind this August

Hi everyone, as the title suggests, I want to challenge everyone to be a little bit kinder this month. And how do you wonder does this relate to this month’s blog posts? Well… I’m glad you’re curious about that, why not press the button to find out…

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Six animal stories to inspire you

Hi everyone, this extra post was inspired by many things. The new books I read to fill this post, the sound of the trees outside, and the various little birds that fly in the skies above. I hope to give you a little bit of inspiration and insight into the amazing natural world we live in with the titles included here and a little bit of my own experience with animals. So, settle yourself down, and let’s get started…

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Six stories of New Zealand’s past to enjoy

Hello all, I hope you enjoyed this week’s review on a period of New Zealand’s recent history. I thought I’d share with you all how I learned about my adopted country’s rich and colourful past. This post is slightly differently laid out and will have a little bit of personal things along with a short review of some of the My New Zealand stories I’ve read. So if you’re a history buff, have a wander down this post…

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Five reasons why diary writing helps me

Hi friends, here in this extra post I hope to share and inspire you with the journey I have taken into the whole writing foray aided with my trusty diary. If you are keen to get stuck into writing yourself, the easiest way is to keep a diary or journal. Below I will list five ways my diary writing has helped me, with almost everything I’ve accomplished in my life so far. So for those who are interested in glimpsing another part of the crazy librarian/blogger/writer I am, keep going…

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Dear diary… it’s June now

Hi there, it’s the beginning of June! I hope everyone has slumbered out of lockdown alright. Down here in New Zealand we’ve just come out of our lockdown period and easing back into ‘normal’ life. With all the changes that have taken place, both outside of my world as the seasons shift and inside myself, I wanted to change up my selections for this month. This month you will find all the reads told in the style of diary entries.

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A letter to my younger self

Hi there, everyone! In keeping with the whole ‘time-slip’ theme, I had a thought to write a letter to my younger self from twenty years ago. I know, the whole concept of “time-travel” is mostly science-fiction, but it seems like a good exercise to re-evaluate my purpose in life. And these challenging times we live in now, seemed quite appropriate to try this task! So…here goes…

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What my new “normal” looks like inside lockdown

For those who are wondering what a typical day during the lockdown for me is like, well, this is the post you need to read. If you thought, I would have soooo much extra time to read books, review them and maybe blog about them, my dear friend, you are sadly mistaken. 

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Welcome to April 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to April!! I’m now definitely feeling the colder nights as the days become shorter down here in New Zealand. This month’s review posts are a random selection of titles I had read some time ago. I hope you like surprises, because this month’s reads have a few in store for you!!

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