Arnøya, Norway — here I come

Notes from an Island — your invitation to receive stories and vignettes of my journey to Arnøya, Norway. Hi everyone. This is a loooong one, as I want to give you the backstory and some details about my upcoming trip to Arnøya, Norway in July. It includes some of the story so far and some […]

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postcards from an off-grid cabin (+ a discount code for you)

i don’t remember how i originally found about about unyoked. probably searching the internet for off-grid cabins or something. originally only available to visit in various parts of australia, they now also have cabins in new zealand, as well as the uk. last november, nic and i headed out to enjoy a few nights surrounded […]

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friday morning

the day after leap day, morning sunlight filtering through the trees, making the undersides of the boughs shine golden. long-limbed shadows move quietly across the parched earth, not caring whether or not anyone notices. i notice. an extra day of breathing this year and what did i do with it? i paid attention. to the […]

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outdoor pursuits // fort stony batter

These summer days, spent outdoors, blessed by sunlight and embracing outdoor pursuits. Weekends with chores swiftly accomplished, then adventures close to home. This time, a visit to stony batter reserve and the tunnels at fort stony batter. Our first visit to the tunnels in decades. We pay the entrance fee, grab the flashlights we’ve been […]

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pīpīwharauroa // shining cuckoo

  every spring i’m excited for the return of the pīpīwharauroa // shining cuckoo. their distinctive melody is a harbinger for the Māori indicating that spring has come and it’s time to plant the kumara // sweet potato. i hear the call of these birds every year at our place, as they come and lay […]

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picnic

i’ve cycled the long way home today past a river of canada geese and cormorants drying their wings in the sun. i thought it was only right to stop for a while to lie in the cool grass, spreading cheese, apple, oatcakes on a red-checkered towel that lives in my bag. picnic for one a […]

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