If you want something done, give it to a busy person.

Mark:  Have you done your visa application?
Me: No
Mark: Have you had your visa photos taken?
Me: No
Mark: Have you got the reference number for your visa?
Me: No
Mark: What have you been doing?
Me: I don’t know.

I’ve been rather quiet on the blog.  This has been for a number of reasons.  Some are technical (I’ve moved to a new web host…blah blah yawn) but also, we’ve slowed our travelling right down.

For the past 3 months I’ve been in countries I’m familiar with (Australia and New Zealand) as well as staying with family.  I don’t quite feel I’m ‘travelling’; even though I am. It’s been an odd feeling. Sort of familiar, yet unfamiliar at the same time.

Oh yeah….and this has been happening.  A lot.


At the moment, we have the incredible good fortune to be staying in a house that belongs to a member of my extended family.  It’s a gorgeous place.  It’s in a lovely community.  It’s a train ride from the city of Wellington, New Zealand, yet right by the sea.  There are amazing sunsets and, allegedly, equally stunning sunrises. Every day I can’t believe our good fortune. It’s inspirational.  If I was going to be productive, surely it would happen here.  Wouldn’t it? Surely.  Surely? I have all the time in the world. Continue reading