Archive for May 2013

the day following the full flower moon

May 27, 2013

Rex woke me up at 1am when the full moon was shining straight in the window of our spare room. And at 8am Badger careened through the cat door with many muffled cries, indicating that for the first time in her three years, she had killed something. As you can see, this turned out to […]

the difficult business of post-adventure re-entry

May 22, 2013

Have you had that thing happen after a really awesome holiday? After spending days, maybe weeks in a place where there are no alarm clocks, commutes, or cubicles, you begin to suspect this place has magical powers of transformation. Here you wear flat shoes and let your hair curl up; you might be bolder, you […]

magical architecture

May 20, 2013

Kevin Costner is the last person I thought would provide me with a useful mantra, but ‘build it and they will come’ are the words I have hung onto for the last few months. They have stayed with me as I have been remembering and researching and creating emBODYment. They have been my touchstone as I spent almost […]

soundtrack to your life | anna guest-jelley

May 16, 2013

Anna Guest-Jelley is the founder of Curvy Yoga – a training & inspiration portal for curvy and body lovin’ yoga students and teachers. A writer, teacher and lifelong champion of women’s empowerment and body acceptance, Anna encourages women of every size, age and ability to grab life by the curves, and never let go. Awesome, non? I […]

that one time, in czechoslovakia…

May 14, 2013

It was our second attempt at Christmas in Prague. The previous year, Mum had died suddenly and so instead of the Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square with lovely friends (waves madly at the Rata clan), we had flown home to New Zealand for a bewildered blur of jetlag and grief. And perhaps it was a stoic determination […]

come on in, make yourself at home, can i get you some tea?

May 10, 2013

It was around 2am Pacific Time, 36,000 feet up and five hours since take off: after Virgin Atlantic’s crazy idea of nutrition (best described as ‘probably a veggie thing’), after watching Gangster Squad (even on a 10 inch screen: Ryan Gosling *sigh*), that I started to crave home. I would have given anything for the […]