7: Flying Visit to Hong Kong 27 – 30 Jan

It was a bit of a stark contrast to go from Earthsong, NZ, to Peel Street in Central, Hong Kong. My cousin J kindly picked me up from the airport and took me to his spacious flat, with two resident cats and his cheeky, delightful teenage son Sam, promising to be home by 8pm . . . → Read More: 7: Flying Visit to Hong Kong 27 – 30 Jan

6: Earthsong 20 – 27 Jan

 

After leaving Waiheke Island, my next stop was Earthsong – a very inspiring co-housing community based on permaculture principles. It was conceived and manifested by a small group of people in the late 1990’s (including Robin Allison, the partner of Amanda Garland who invited me to NZ). The history of Earthsong is one . . . → Read More: 6: Earthsong 20 – 27 Jan

5: Waiheke Island 13 – 20 Jan

After a week of Heart Politics I was racing up to the top deck of the ferry, on my way from central Auckland to Waiheke Island. Aren’t ferries so exciting? The city fades into the distance, the great expanse of the sea horizon appears ahead, the wind and salt spray is in my hair. . . . → Read More: 5: Waiheke Island 13 – 20 Jan

4: 3 weeks in Middle Earth 4 – 27 Jan

As I sped through the verdant rolling hills of New South Wales on my way to Brisbane airport (with temp of 42deg), I wondered whether I’d ever return to Australia. I love the humid heat, the cacophony of birdsong, the unexpected meetings with wild animals and the abundance of colour. The wild life . . . → Read More: 4: 3 weeks in Middle Earth 4 – 27 Jan

3 Solstice in the Land of Oz 17 Dec – 4 Jan

        

It’s irresistable to get up at dawn. The light is coming through the frangipani tree in full pink blossom, it’s branches winding their way through the verandah. The first birds are sounding their notes: the cackle of the kookaburra, the sublime liquid sliding song of the . . . → Read More: 3 Solstice in the Land of Oz 17 Dec – 4 Jan

2 Ecopsychology in Taiwan Dec 5 – 16 2013

As I exited from customs I was heart-warmed to see two grinning Taiwanese women holding a board with my name on. They recognised me from my picture. Soon we were driving through the warm evening air towards Taipei city – although they think it’s cold. They dropped me at a rather chic hotel and . . . → Read More: 2 Ecopsychology in Taiwan Dec 5 – 16 2013

1 Flying High: Journey to Taiwan Dec 2013

 It seemed like I was preparing for this trip for an age. There were so many emails back and forth for about a year with my hosts Chun-lin Chen (a psychiatrist in Taiwan) and Amanda Garland (a psychotherapist in New Zealand). Before that, I had agonised at length about whether it was right to . . . → Read More: 1 Flying High: Journey to Taiwan Dec 2013