"Come on, get up Romeo. Don’t you know what time it is? It’s the death of rock and roll. That’s what the news said. Did you know that I’ve been wanting you? So leave your locks on the latches… If you bring the water, I’ll bring the matches" - Band of Skulls - Fires - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
What up peeps? Long time no speak, I honestly don’t know where to begin with this one… Alright, THE WEATHER!
It’s been stunning, sunshine like you wouldn’t believe and the temperature is slowly but surely cooling down and it’s sorta perfect. Can I tell you something though? I may have actually gotten a little bit of a tan… yeah, you heard. I’ve went from ghostly white to sorta white…
February has been a random month, I spent most of it in the house filling my head with knowledge that I can’t quite recall now from documentaries that I don’t quite remember. February is a strange month, maybe it’s the come down after the new year celebrations but people seem to fall back into their same routines and summer is coming to an end for most.
I got hit hard by the hand of homesickness this month, I just couldn’t shake it, I started romanticising about my home town and I was seeing it a sort of earlybird instagram filter in my head, everything was all slow motion and I saw all the good bits and I couldn’t quite remember why I wanted to leave so bad, or for so long…
Obviously missing friends and family is to be expected but I didn’t realise just how much it would affect my mood but I just had to remind myself that everything I’ve always had is still sitting there, at the other side of the world and I’m going back at some stage and I’ll be there for like a month maximum and I’ll be like “Wish I was back in New Zealand…” So, you can go away homesickness, make like a tree and leave.
Anyway, this update isn’t going to be all about my missing home and what not. I’m on the other side of the world mutha truckers!
I spent the last week of February hanging out with a really cool German chick, M, she told me about her journey to NZ for a wee 2 week vacation and how she had been here before and she just loved it. She encouraged me to venture out of Auckland all by myself when I get the chance, I’m keen to go on adventures and just see where I end up. I’m in such a sweet position for it, working the first half of the week then travelling the rest. I am inspired. Over the past week I’ve met some wonderful people and I can just tell that this is another chapter in the NZ adventure.
I think I’ve mentioned that Auckland has a lot of weird things in it’s veins, I was sitting eating some frozen yoghurt (was amazeballs) and I was casually people watching when this old guy was walking about with a long black coat on, sun glasses and a back pack, and I’m like “Donald! where’s yer troosers!”
(translation - troosers = trousers…) - This song is actually about kilts but anyway… this old guy was marching through the street in his boxers… his junk was just flailing about as he was walking about, I swear I could have ripped my eyes out there and then, I almost brought up my frozen yoghurt.
Then a couple of hours later I was sitting at the bus stop with M, we were innocently gazing in the general direction of friends exchanging goodbyes, it was clear that the male friend was expecting a goodnight kiss but the lady was very shy and wanted to keep the kissing limit to 3 times on the cheek but he was so keen on trying to land one on the lips… It was the most awkward thing I’ve ever seen in my life, I wanted to look away as if it wasn’t happening but it was so deliciously tragic.
I went to a place called Longbay this week, sand and sea oh it must be a beach, after being burned quite badly at the beginning of the month I kept applying my spf 50 every time I got out the water, exfoliating my skin with the sand that kept sticking to my sunscreen. I actually bought a bikini, the dreaded one piece was not to make an appearance that day, seriously though, New Zealand has a lot of eye candy in summer, every one is so freaking gorgeous… Look at my fabulous hat.
My accent gets me so far, always.
I just thought I’d let you know what I was up to these days, it’s been too long. I hope that winter is treating you well, spring is just around the corner and then I’ll be home in summer, how lucky am I? 6 months of sunshine… I can’t say that with a straight face, Scottish summer is a myth.
I miss you all, hugs and kisses to my Scotties.
I’m out… PEAAACE! a