Sometimes when hiking there are blisters and rocks and killer bees. Other times there is epic scenery, cool people, and whisky. This is one of those times.
The 10th wedding anniversary is the ‘tin’ anniversary. Tin is a metal. This means the only appropriate way of celebrating is to do something totally metal. So the Cantankerous Drummer husband and I brought tickets to Wacken Open Air 2019.
I adventured through Oamaru and delved inside the treasure trove of the steampunk capital of the world.
My intrepid hiking buddies and I decided spent New Years hiking around the remote Stewart Island. And, of course, drinking Scotch.
While writing my latest book, INKING THE WOLF, I needed to learn more about Victorian manor homes. With my awesome friends Amy and Iris in tow, we set off on a Very Victorian Day Out to tour two Victorian houses in Auckland.