Why I’ve been quiet? New Zealand has been busy…!

So it’s been a while (yeah, that’s my favourite opening phrase isn’t it?). New Zealand has been so beautiful. It’s been so so so many years since I’ve been home and had a proper, deep breath, long pause moment to appreciate the insane beauty of this God-created country. I’m almost as passionate about travelling the…

Morocco for a Goth Girl

Leg 1 of my travels, 10 days in Marrakech, relaxing and preparing for the big one – done! I love Morocco so much. Here are my thoughts on it. I hope they help you too! On Goth, Makeup / Clothing, and the attention you get I didn’t wear shitloads of makeup (still enough to be ‘me as…

All in the family – My nana tells a good story too!

My Nana is a rockstar. She’s a legend. The kind of legend who cares continousoly, loves relentlessly, and says exactly what is on her mind, 100% of the time. She’s the best. I found out recently that one of her stories placed in a historical category for a New Zealand competition. Bare in mind that she…

World between the Walls, Part 3

And here we are at the end of the road for this adventure, for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed telling it! If you need to start from the beginning, jump back here! World between the walls. J R Manawa. The garden of Eden glistened in the soft, trickling…

World between the walls, Part 2

I’ve had some really beautiful feedback regarding part one of this story, which always makes my heart jump a little with excitement – when I know something I wrote connected with someone who read it, more than just good use of words and good storytelling. I’ve put some of the feedback for you to read…