Contents for the Stories and Journeys of the Homesick Kiwi

content for the Homesick Kiwi

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!

Expat Kiwi’s Onward Travels – Part 1 – The Great North
Expat Kiwi’s onward Travels – Part 2 – Further North!
Expat Kiwi’s onward Travels – Part 3 – Back South in a Hurry

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

 

By Simon The Homesick Kiwi

Expat New Zealander since 1997. I was living in the UK for a looong time, but now I'm living in Crete, Greece with my Greek wife and two cats, teaching English and writing about my Expat Kiwi Adventures. I'm working on playing the guitar better and thinking about making music sometimes. I'll always call New Zealand home but I'm not sure if I'll ever live there again. This is my story.

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