Contents for the Stories and Journeys of the Homesick Kiwi
AKA Making sense of the Ramblings of an expat Kiwi mind
Greetings fellow homesick Kiwis and other highly esteemed readers. As this blog develops and I share more of my adventures from different times and places, you may find that it gets a little complicated, perhaps confusing…
So in order to make the consumption and reading of these collections of words possible, I have undertaken to organise and arrange, primarily in a chronological fashion, the unfolding adventures, of said Expat Kiwi.
I have also done my best to put links between posts in the same series, as well as arranging those posts into roughly useful categories by country.
There are also some non-chronological posts about life, relationships, general musings and anything else that happens to come out of my hands when sitting down to type. These I will gather together at the end of this list, for those that have read everything else or simply like to skip to the end to see what’s down there…
I will keep updating this page as new parts of the story are written and published.
Many sections are not yet written… So please standby! In fact, why not subscribe to the newsletter to be kept up to date on developments? There are a number of sections to come…
So let us begin…
Section One: Leaving New Zealand and Venturing forth to the Land of London
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 1 – From Hamilton to London
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 2 – First Contact with Kiwis
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 3 – My First London Party
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 4 – The Time I Met Bob Dylan
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 5 – Time to Leave London?
The Adventures of an Expat Kiwi — Part 6 – Welcome to Birmingham
Section Two: Leaving London and venturing forth to discover the United Kingdon (Currently being written)
Settling in Birmingham for a time. Being broke, living in a shitty situation, feeling depressed and then getting the hell out of there!
Section Three: Returning to London via European trip
Starting with a poorly informed decision to hitchhike in Europe in a very cold January, but happily ending in London in time to meet my brother who decided to join my awesome expat life! (Check the previous section to really get the irony of this statement!)
Section Four: London to Brighton
Outlining my years in Brighton, lots of Kiwi friends came to the UK for the Big OE, and a big Swedish/Scandanavian element in my life at the time.
Section Five: Travels in India and Nepal (Currently being written)
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 1 – Travelling by Train – Part 1
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 2 – Travelling by Train – Part 2
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 3 – Travelling by Bus – Part 1
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 4 – Travelling by Bus – Part 2
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 5 – How to become a Bollywood Star
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 6 – My Travel Companion in India – Part 1
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 7 – My Travel Companion in India – Part 2
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 8 – My Indian Wives – Part 1
Adventures of Kiwi in India – Part 8 – My Indian Wives – Part 2
Section Six: Returning to London Life
In which I got married, started my own businesses, had some ups and down… You know the type of thing…
Section Seven: Forrays into different countries and escaping London again
This is from roughly 2010 until the present time. Will take in Italy, Thailand and Crete. Includes special guest appearances by Brexit and the trump years!
My Under Earning Journey
Over the years I’ve struggled with making more money than the minimum. I’ve grappled with this over the years, I’ve learnt some stuff. I don’t think I’ve overcome it yet, but I’m writing about the process and hopefully, it will help someone, anyone!
My Under Earning Journey – Part 1
My Under Earning Journey – Part 2 – Trying to overcome the blocks
My Under Earning Journey – Part 3 – Plant a Tree
My Under Earning Journey – Part 4 – I’m a GME Retard
My Under Earning Journey – Part 5 – I Nearly Got Scammed
Extra Section: Writings on various topics that don’t have a strong chronological/locational aspect. Personal Essays and Articles.
This will be reorganised as stronger themes develop. But expect some thinly veiled complaining about my wife, some whimsy and some angry rants… I will do my best not to disappoint!
8 things this Introvert learnt from living with an Extrovert
The Benefits for an Introvert to be with an Extrovert
The Great Shit of 2020! — Cosmic Shit Has Come to Light!
What’s Wrong with Expat Kiwi?
Neoliberal Totalitarianism – Poor trump got de-platformed