What can I possibly say about my adopted Scottish home town Dundee? It’s Electrifying… Where to begin? The authenticity, passion, kindness, support, and overwhelming generosity of Dundee keep me coming back to this plucky little City in the East of Scotland. This is a city that does not make a secret of its struggles. Dundee … More Electrifying Dundee – A Blog About The Scottish City I Absolutely Love – By Wee Dee.
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I remember the first time I met this tired colossus of Dutch humour and global experience. I went to pick him up first thing one Wednesday morning. He was late. Quite late actually, and I brought him in my beautiful brand-new Red Kona to record a podcast. That was one of the last times I … More The Wonderful Wiebe Winding his Way Home to the Netherlands
Daniel and I have had a lazy couple of days, and landed yesterday evening in Wonderful Wellington. My two eldest kids astound me with their earnest, kindness, honesty, integrity and seemingly limitless desire to just hang out with their mother. This is no doubt a symptom of the incredibly busy life and travel schedule that … More Windy Wellington with Number One Son Daniel
Here’s a Spotify playlist I’ve been enjoying all morning as I make myself ready for the return to the UK. I am a mess of sniffles and silent tears at the Newark airport. Joni Mitchell’s Chelsea Morning floods into my ears: “if only you will staaaaay!” And I’m a puddle. I have hugged easily 100 … More Leaving New York
Woke up around 3am this morning after a mediocre sleep. Yesterday was a full day, with family and the inner tribe swallowing up the entire day, leaving me with a sense of panic about all the things that need to be done before I fly out on my swan song world tour for 2019. I am … More Doom Without Gloom
Before I start this conversation, I need to make it absolutely crystal clear that I’m open to finding a(nother) penguin and settling back into traditional domestic bliss one day. When the kids and companies have grown up, I plan a quiet life of travel and family, returning to some remote part of New Zealand sporadically … More Being Single Doesn’t Seem to Suck
I find it quite impossible to put into words, just how floored I am by the strength of many of the people (particurly women, there, I said it!) I am blessed to know. They keep going through all manner of personal and professional struggles, melee, and storm. And I’m genuinely bothered when I think … More Be Your Own Hero
That was a fantastic weekend. I have been reminded that I am surrounded by glorious goddesses, genuine activists, humble geniuses, and generally just good human beings. It’s nice to have a long run of being pleasantly surprised by the people with whom you choose to spend time. It has gotten me feeling proper chuffed with … More A Very A-muse-ing Sunday Afternoon
My son and I were discussing the crippling guilt and shame we feel a lot of the time, over some sushi at our local mall. We are both kept awake worrying that we’ve done or said things to hurt people. He piped up with the comment, “The golden rule tells us to do unto others, … More It’s A Shame