day six | Held.

This wallet was handmade in Takaka, Golden Bay, bought with Christmas money from my grandparents. Now it is unable to keep things safe; it cannot hold them tight. 

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day seven | An explanation.

Halfway through this series you are probably struggling to understand what the hell is going on. Let me attempt to explain myself. 

day eight | The Snow Queen.

The animated film Frozen, released in 2013, is currently the world’s ninth highest-grossing film of all time. Yet few people have heard of the original Snow Queen, written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1844. 

day nine | Pieces.

This necklace has been mended so many times, I can’t remember it’s original form.

day eleven | Memories pt. 1

The Ebeneezer stone in 1 Samuel 7:12 was a sign of how far the people had come. It was a symbol of the journey they had taken so far; a signpost between where they had come from, and where they were going. What do I do with my memories? Do I wrap them up in…

day twelve | Papatūānuku

Papatūānuku

1.(personal name) Earth, Earth mother and wife of Rangi-nui – all living things originate from them.

day thirteen | Worry

These worrry dolls sat in their box on a shelf in my room. I imagine they watched dreams swim around my sleeping form, and wondered when I would set them free.

day fourteen | Helianthus

There are subjects that are hard to write about, others that are impossible. Then there are those that are neither hard nor easy, only uncomfortable. These are the most difficult. 

How To Henna Dye Your Hair

There are few things in life more nerve-racking than intentionally covering your hair in a substance similar to newborn poo. But I’m here to encourage you: there is a sweet auburn light at the end of that odd-smelling tunnel. Here is how to henna your hair. A while ago, after endless bottles of Red Passion…

Counting Sheep In Class. (and how to not)

So, I feel I can declare myself an official student at university level. Why, you ask? Well apart from having submitted my first assignment, I have had my first accidental snooze in class. In my defense the room was dark and hot, and the movie (Citizen Kane) was crap.This does not, however, lessen the shame….