Cursed Child Tickets Arrived!

My tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child arrived today! asdfghj BEYOND EXCITED for this omg. I can hardly ...
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Weta Airport

Welcome to "Weta" Airport, Wellington, New Zealand the very middle of Middle Earth! Wellington Airport has to be one of ...
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Hello Australia

It's been around five weeks since I left New Zealand, since I left my home and my 'family' in Wellington, and crossed ...
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Goodbye Wellington

March has been one helluva crazy month for me! Not only did I successfully publish my debut novel, but I ...
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Wild Wellington Full Day Tour – Part One

As my time in New Zealand is quickly drawing to a close and I'm beginning to realise that there's still so ...
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I used to be a backpacker… honest!

I left the UK in April 2014, to commence what I though would only be a year spent backpacking around New ...
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Rivendell Archway Opening

"It's a big house this, and very peculiar. Always a bit more to discover, and no knowing what you'll find ...
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Cicadas; or, the horror movie chorus

This summer has seen the emergence of the cicadas here in Wellington, New Zealand. In particular the Amphipsalta Zelandica, which ...
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North Island

I started this travel blog in January 2016, but have been travelling around New Zealand since April 2014! As you ...
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Middle Earth

Gi nathlam hí! My name is Carmen-Shea, and I'll be your tour guide through Middle Earth today! I came to New ...
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Taupo Skydive

Skydiving is one of those things most people have on their 'Bucket List' but which they never really plan or ...
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Top 5 things to do OUTSIDE of Auckland

One of the great things about Auckland (yes, there are actually some great things about the city, despite my opinion of ...
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Bay of Islands: Arriving in Paihia

I lasted a week in Auckland after arriving in New Zealand before managing to convince my travel companion to book ...
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Top 5 things to do IN Auckland

You might have found my previous post on Auckland a bit harsh, but a girl can't love every place she visits! ...
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Auckland: a city of shine & grime

"This Dwarf on loan from Middle Earth" - by Weta Workshops @ Auckland Airport, International Arrivals This was the first ...
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Early New Years resolution!

I left the UK in April 2014 to go backpacking around New Zealand, with the promise to keep everyone updated ...
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