Events · Victorian

From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part III

Saturday Despite falling into bed so late I still woke up reasonably early which was quite a surprise to me. I had expected to sleep a lot later and Saturday was the only morning where it wouldn't matter quite how late I did sleep. Even so, after a couple of failed snoozing attempts, I dragged… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part III

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Events · Victorian

From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part II

Friday I woke on Friday, full of excitement for a very full day of Victorian and Oamaruvian goodness. Still quite used to waking early for work, despite my week's worth of holiday, I got up and after a shower, it was time to get ready. Thankfully, despite taking a little longer than I had hoped,… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part II

Events · Victorian

From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru, Part I

Thursday The day started off smoothly, starting at my parents' house, and leaving ahead of schedule to make it to Palmerston for my bus on to Oamaru. We even had enough time to pop out to Shag Point to look at the seals before having lunch back in Palmerston. I kept checking the time, counting… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru, Part I

Advice · Confidence

Comparison, the Thief of Joy?

Unfortunately, with any creative hobby (or any hobby/sport/pursuit really), there is always an element of comparison. It could be that you’re comparing yourself to others, that you are being compared by someone else, or someone is comparing themselves to you. This can lead to either feelings of inferiority or superiority and sometimes these can lead… Continue reading Comparison, the Thief of Joy?

Events · Victorian

Time Travelling in the Taranaki Part II

Part I can be found here. I have to say, our reception at the Taranaki Pioneer Village was very positive. We were showered with compliments, asked many curious questions, and asked by several parents to have photos taken with their children. We were asked if we might pose for a photograph with Lacey, a young girl… Continue reading Time Travelling in the Taranaki Part II

Events · Victorian

Time Travelling in the Taranaki, Part I

Over Labour weekend the Taranaki Pioneer Village held their annual Family Fun Day and Liane and I thought that the opportunity to attend was too good to pass up. After considering a day trip and deciding that that would have meant a super early start and too many hours spent travelling all in one day… Continue reading Time Travelling in the Taranaki, Part I

Advice · Events

Thriving at Historically Costumed Events

I had originally titled this post Surviving Historically Costumed Events but that just didn't make sense. That was just too much of an oxymoron. I mean, if you're doing something that you love then you shouldn't have to survive it. Sometimes events can be a bit more difficult to take part in because you're tired,… Continue reading Thriving at Historically Costumed Events