I think I'm falling in love with the South Island. The image above is from outside my bus window in Hamner Springs, which is where I started writing this particular blog. I had time to kill and the site has been looking a little dry lately. Update: the trip was brilliant! Would recommend. Plus the view over… Continue reading 1/4 Down Already?!
Yesterday has to have been one of the cutest little days ever. I visited Anne*, an elderly woman who I stayed with when I was visiting the university campus last year. She's pretty fantastic, and unlike me, she still has all her marbles and then some. I came for a cuppa and to pick up my… Continue reading Zucchini and Bagpipes in the Park
This week has seen me start lectures, sing along to The Lion King, obtain yet more free things (spaghetti, banana smoothies, shoes, bread), join too many clubs, do regular laundry (important !), turn my white singlet pink, lose my card twice, and lose my keys once. But let me start with Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras: an O'… Continue reading Losing My Marbles: Mardi Gras
What happens when you mix 74 first years, a reconverted retirement home, and an ever-increasing student loan? A whole lot of weirdness, but I'm loving every second. Oh my, it has been a while. It's my first post of 2017 so a belated Happy New Year to you, fine reader. This week I moved into… Continue reading Starting Uni
It's chaotic. The time of year where time miraculously jumps into 6th gear and you wonder how you ended up in December already. At least that's how I feel.. This post has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas: I just needed an image. I am a person who is often either planning ahead or reflecting… Continue reading December, Decisions and Doing Dumb Things
I did a most absolutely uncharacteristically Abby thing today: I left it until the last minute. Anyone who knows me knows that I am never that I'll-do-it-later person, whose deadlines creep up until they're on the floor hyperventilating due to the very real threat of a failed assessment, angry parent, or disappointed friend. I know… Continue reading Procrastination: My ZineFest Fail
It's surreal. I honestly feel like I somehow entered some alternate timeline and have to find my way back to the true reality like in Back to the Future. Trump = Biff. https://tribwgntv.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/donaldbiff.jpg I'm reeling. I'm feeling a little bit queasy - and it's more than just the ultra rich chocolate mousse I stomached this evening… Continue reading We Got Trumped