Shark Diving for Novices

2016-07-22T23:18:38+00:00

There are many types of dive at the top of peoples’ bucket lists and diving with sharks is surely one of them. There is something incredibly life-affirming about spending time in the water with these

Shark Diving for Novices 2016-07-22T23:18:38+00:00

WSGT Gratitude Writing Contest Winners

2016-07-08T23:58:54+00:00

  I recently received an Honourable Mention in the We Said Go Travel Gratitude writing contest. I am delighted with this result and you can read the full article about my time in Kuala Lumpur at the link

WSGT Gratitude Writing Contest Winners 2016-07-08T23:58:54+00:00

Say Goodbye to Single Use Plastics

2016-07-08T23:54:04+00:00

The news about plastic in the ocean is unrelentingly bad, and although it’s difficult not to become overwhelmed by the scale of the problem, there are developments afoot to address it. When it comes to

Say Goodbye to Single Use Plastics 2016-07-08T23:54:04+00:00

Diving Britain – Wales

2016-05-20T22:27:28+00:00

Wales is known for mountainous national parks, wind-swept beaches, lively cities such as Cardiff and a rich Celtic heritage.  Did you know Wales is also home to a variety of dive sites, with a number of

Diving Britain – Wales 2016-05-20T22:27:28+00:00

Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors

2016-05-28T19:53:55+00:00

I have recently been appointed as the Managing Editor of a new online scuba diving magazine, The Scuba News New Zealand. I am thrilled to be joining the team and launching this regional edition of

Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors 2016-05-28T19:53:55+00:00

Mangrove Matters

2016-02-28T21:04:53+00:00

When it comes to scuba diving it is hard to beat exploring colourful tropical reefs, history-filled wrecks, sun-dappled kelp forests and foreboding caves. Every scuba diver has their favourite type of diving but what of

Mangrove Matters 2016-02-28T21:04:53+00:00

Diving Britain – The South West

2016-02-16T01:03:35+00:00

If you mention the South West of England to most people, they think of Devon and Cornwall, of rich cream teas, sparkling apple cider, hot Cornish pasties, surfing, old English pubs and a laid-back lifestyle

Diving Britain – The South West 2016-02-16T01:03:35+00:00

Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction

2016-02-29T22:05:57+00:00

Great white sharks, which are often thought of as terrifying killing machines, are particularly charismatic. There is a great deal more to these magnificent animals than meets the eye. Did you know that their eyes

Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction 2016-02-29T22:05:57+00:00

Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

2016-02-13T19:07:20+00:00

Looking for a world class shark dive this year? Look no further than Beqa Lagoon, Fiji and enjoy my recent article for Scuba Diver Life. My heart pounded as the choppy ocean slapped me in

Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji 2016-02-13T19:07:20+00:00

Hello February

2016-02-03T00:49:52+00:00

February is one of my favourite months of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, where I used to live, the promise of spring is just around the corner and in the Southern Hemisphere, where I

Hello February 2016-02-03T00:49:52+00:00

Deepavali Colour

2015-10-26T10:44:44+00:00

The skies may be dark with thunder and the streets covered in deep puddles of rain, but the atmosphere today in Kuala Lumpur has been one of colour and light. As the city prepares for

Deepavali Colour 2015-10-26T10:44:44+00:00

Nesting in Kuala Lumpur

2015-10-22T09:53:44+00:00

After a long and noodle soup-fuelled three days of flights I have made it from Fiji to Kuala Lumpur (via Melbourne, Auckland, Hong Kong and Singapore). I lost sight of which airport was which during

Nesting in Kuala Lumpur 2015-10-22T09:53:44+00:00

Bula from Fiji!

2015-10-14T23:38:54+00:00

It has been a busy and exciting three weeks for me, as I have been working with Nicholas alongside the staff and volunteers at Projects Abroad shark conservation project in Viti Levu, Fiji. I had

Bula from Fiji! 2015-10-14T23:38:54+00:00

Writerly Wednesdays

2015-09-24T03:11:33+00:00

What's not to love about a blog that promises Monster Mondays, Tips Tuesdays, Writerly Wednesdays, Thinky Thursdays, Fan Fridays, book review and more?! Welcome to the world of Tasha's Thinkings! Tasha Duncan-Drake is an author

Writerly Wednesdays 2015-09-24T03:11:33+00:00

Diving the Poor Knights

2015-09-02T22:57:12+00:00

I had no idea the marine life of New Zealand could be so diverse and colourful until I saw these photographs from Nicholas's recent day of diving the Poor Knights marine reserve. They left me

Diving the Poor Knights 2015-09-02T22:57:12+00:00

To the top of New Zealand

2015-09-02T22:43:44+00:00

We made it to the top of New Zealand! After almost six months of travel in our Wendekreisen Travel Ltd campervan and 66 shark conservation events we reached the very top of the North Island.

To the top of New Zealand 2015-09-02T22:43:44+00:00

West Coast Wanderings

2015-08-31T23:02:54+00:00

Back online after a busy and fun-filled few weeks traveling the West Coast and Northland of New Zealand whilst providing our Friends for Sharks conservation events. It was wonderful exploring the rugged scenery of surf

West Coast Wanderings 2015-08-31T23:02:54+00:00

Memoir Reviews

2015-08-14T23:47:57+00:00

I have been featured on Jackie Parry's blog with a review of my memoir No Damage. Jackie is a hero in my mind and someone that inspires me a great deal. She has sailed around

Memoir Reviews 2015-08-14T23:47:57+00:00

Highs, Lows and Campervan Laughter

2015-08-14T23:10:41+00:00

I have been featured in nzmotorhol.com with my article Highs, Lows and Campervan Laughter. I hope you enjoy this insight into our six month tour of New Zealand with Wendekreisen Travel Ltd. http://nzmotorhol.com/highs-lows-and-campervan-laughter.php  

Highs, Lows and Campervan Laughter 2015-08-14T23:10:41+00:00

Poms Away!

2015-07-28T23:16:14+00:00

I have been featured in 'Poms Away! A British Immigrant's View of New Zealand' this week, with a guest blog post. Read on to find out what it is about living in New Zealand that

Poms Away! 2015-07-28T23:16:14+00:00

Vitamin Rest

2015-07-23T01:29:43+00:00

I have something to admit....and I really really guilty saying this...but...I am tired and have lost my enthusiasm. There I have said it! I have admitted that I am traveling around the world and no

Vitamin Rest 2015-07-23T01:29:43+00:00

Little Local Library

2015-07-23T01:11:19+00:00

Whilst out walking at Lower Hutt, Wellington recently I came upon this community library on Hill Road. Isn’t it fantastic?! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw these two fridges and the sign ‘Little

Little Local Library 2015-07-23T01:11:19+00:00