Previous work

I’ve written for several online and print publications over the years. Here are some highlights:

2013: Winner, travel blog contest for TNT magazine

My write-up of Lovebox Festival was voted winner of the TNT Travel Show Blog Contest in March 2013. Entrants had to share a festival experience and await public judgement on their submissions. The prize was a free trip for two to the opening weekend of Oktoberfest in Munich. It was brilliant.

2010-2011: The Year of Living Randomly

This was my first foray into personal blogging. I was in a bit of a rut after coming out of a long-term relationship, so I decided to do something every week for a year that was completely out of my comfort zone. Things got even more complicated when I packed in my job in Auckland, spent three months working in a kid’s summer camp in the USA then permanently relocated to the mean streets of London (not part of the original plan if I’m honest but I’m glad it happened that way). Talk about a life-changing year…

2006: Graduate of Professor Witi Ihimaera’s ‘Writing the Short story’ class, at the University of Auckland

My short story ‘Strawberry Slice’ was selected for publication in “Spectrum 4”, an anthology of selected short stories from graduates of the course.

Books editor for

While I was studying at the University of Auckland I regularly wrote for, New Zealand’s premier online women’s magazine. During 2006-2007 I held the position of the site’s Books Editor. I ran a fortnightly column of book reviews, author interviews and general ravings about books. Prior to this I’d submitted CD, film and book reviews on a semi-regular basis.

My favourite pieces were:

Fun stuff

My boyfriend and I collaborate on The Shit That Ben Eats: a fake-foodie-blog that takes the piss out of our housemate Ben and his incredibly gross creative cooking skills.  We’re also on twitter: @theshitbeneats

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