Recently I stayed at a fancy hotel. It’s not quite as fancy as it thinks it is, or at least not as fancy as the price it charges, but still well above the level of hotel I usually stay in. I’ve never been ma’am’ed (can you even have 2 apostrophes in one word?) so much […]Read More Can you be too polite?
I’m pretty sure half of the children under 5 in Melbourne were on the plane I was on last night. For a moment we’ll ignore how much times have changed and the comparison that I didn’t go on my first overseas trip until I was 25, and that was only because my Dad said my […]Read More For the love of noise cancelling headphones
I’m a kiwi, born and bred in New Zealand. My dad’s mother’s family is Irish. On my mum’s side there’s also an Irish connection. We are Ati hau, Ngati Rangi, Tuwharetoa… (Maori tribes) born and bred in the area where my mum still lives. The Irish connection is that my mum’s great-grandfather came from Ireland. I […]Read More When what you thought was true isn’t
Obviously what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… so this will be a very short blog. The first time I went to Vegas, all I did was gamble and while it was fun, and I did meet some interesting characters at the black jack table, it wasn’t overly exciting. This time, I ventured outside the […]Read More Las Vegas Nevada
I’m not 100% sure what I was expecting when I went to LA this time. I knew this wasn’t going to be a theme park and shopping trip, but in a town of 18 million people and 6 million cars, I wasn’t planning on the scenery being the highlight. But this place clearly likes to […]Read More Los Angeles Part One – The Scenic Tour