Deepavali Colour


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


I have been featured in 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.  

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

Poms Away!


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


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


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


I have been travelling through Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs in New Zealand this past week in our cosy campervan and I couldn't resist sharing this tree fern stump we found alongside the Queen


Meet…my first novel!


It is difficult finding time (and mains power!) to write whilst travelling the world in a VERY small campervan and completing a 10-month world charity tour with my other major love, Friends for Sharks.  I

Meet…my first novel! 2015-06-18T00:58:27+00:00

Free book promo ending soon


It’s the last chance to download a FREE copy of No Damage - Offer ends 11th May. Don't miss this inspiring and uplifting read. ‘The stuff Hollywood films are made of!’ 'Incredible read: searingly honest,

Free book promo ending soon 2015-05-11T02:06:41+00:00

No Damage is FREE!


Download your copy of this inspiring, uplifting memoir during 8th - 11th May 2015 free of charge and enjoy! (Available on ALL Amazon websites) 'So you know how it is when you finish

No Damage is FREE! 2015-05-05T04:16:19+00:00

Is Kindness Overrated?


'Is kindness overrated? Anita's Haven hot topic considered by Kathryn Hodgson, who escaped some sharks and now protects the deep water kind.' I hope you enjoy my latest guest blog post:

Is Kindness Overrated? 2015-05-04T05:43:32+00:00



One lucky paperback copy of No Damage is officially on tour! First stop England, next stop Holland and beyond... Remember those chain letters of the 90s that promised doom, gloom and disaster if you didn’t

#NoDamageOnTour 2015-04-19T23:45:27+00:00

Thoughts on marriage


As I lay in bed this morning I began thinking about marriage, love and more specifically…weddings. Even the word ‘wedding’ makes me wince slightly because it is an instant topic of conversation as soon as

Thoughts on marriage 2015-03-22T23:20:51+00:00

Author Interview


I was recently interview about my memoir No Damage by Dave Adair; blogger and author of Random Lucidity. We had a fantastic time talking about the writing process, inspiration, travel and future book plans. Be

Author Interview 2015-03-20T23:25:14+00:00

Lessons in Failure


There is great success in every failure, as life has shown me recently with my first book signing event. ~   I was excited about my book signing at The Travel Bug in Vancouver and

Lessons in Failure 2015-03-20T23:11:14+00:00

Author Book Signing Event, Vancouver


AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING EVENT       Kathryn is co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks, blogger and author of No Damage: An adventure in courage, survival and the pursuit of dreams.  

Author Book Signing Event, Vancouver 2015-02-20T15:34:17+00:00

Conversations with Authors


I was recently interviewed by Alison Thompson from The Proof Fairy. The Proof Fairy helps people to write and publish their books with specially designed packages and services that take the idea for a book

Conversations with Authors 2015-02-18T17:36:21+00:00