I live in Whakatū/Nelson, Aotearoa/New Zealand, with my partner Tim and Cobweb our cat.
I love to read and talk about books.
I travel a lot and base many trips on wildlife viewing opportunities. I have travelled to see wolves and other wild dogs, lions and leopards, and in 2017 spent some time in Uganda volunteering at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Tim and I returned to Uganda in 2018, and we hope to do so again. This is my best girl Medina.
I was diagnosed with ME in 2019 after having Viral Meningitis is 2018. I had to leave my work as a librarian. I completed an MA on on Immanuel Kant and chimpanzees in 2021. I am now researching for a PHD.
The country Tim and I have visited most often is Japan; 日本で私の心.にすんでいます.
I having been learning to play the Shakuhachi for many years.
One of my favourite はいく:
としどしや year after year
さるにきせたる on the monkey’s face
さるのめん a monkey’s mask