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I write for fun, or to articulate what I think is important, in my spare time. This is my view on things that occur to me. I express my own take on things that I see or hear or learn. I might simplify something complicated for the general public because I can, it’s kind of my thing. I make observations, I’ve also done travel posts and some essays, whatever those are. It’s pretty eclectic. This blog is supposed to entertain and inform. I hope it does anyway, you tell me.
A quick background, I’m Sandy, a Kiwi who went for an adventure for the wrong reasons and ended up in the UK. It took me a while to get used to it.
A summary of my story is that I grew up in the middle of nowhere in New Zealand. Didn’t apply myself at school. I spent a bit of time in the NZ Army, I wasn’t much of a soldier though, too busy thinking apparently. After the army I blagged a little spot on a local radio station as an outside broadcaster. I moved to Auckland to try to be famous but failed as in those days you had to be a bit talented but sadly I’m not particularly talented and I have a face for radio. Well actually it’s not that simple, but it’s a very long story.
I left NZ to have an adventure, for the wrong reasons, in 1991 with just with a backpack, a one way ticket to Australia and $400 to my name. I spent some time in the outback and then headed for the UK. Worked in pubs and the like as young Kiwis do. One day I scored a great media type job which meant I got to travel the world and get paid for it!
I’ve had a pretty interesting time and if you want the full works on my life (apparently it’s quite a tale) have a look at the top of the blog heading, it’s in 4 large bite sized chunks. It was the very first thing I started writing after half a lifetime of not writing anything.
I’m back from the UK now though. I’ve had a great time away, seen and done some cool things but it’s good to be back home in New Zealand.
If you are one for random facts, then…
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