Posts in category Personal

Defining yourself with labels SUCKS!

This week we had our first snowfall of winter 2015, and it was BIG! We had two days where the temperature didn’t peak over 3degrees celsius,  as snow fell almost to sea level blanketing everything in crisp white. Roads were closed, kids made snowmen in their back yards, keen snowboarders hiked the local resorts to […]

My goals for snowboarding in Japan!

Well, its been a while…I was pulled away from writing for a long while, I wasn’t drawn to even look at my own writing let alone try and write a post for the sake of keeping up appearances. I have my reasons for stepping back and shifting focus, but that is a story for another […]

Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

I have a confession to make… bike riding made me cry! Two weeks ago I scored a second hand bike for the princely sum of $50, and have been itching to take it for a spin since. Finally I had an entire day to myself, and with the sun shining I was ready to take […]

Splitboard Season : OPEN

Splitboard Season : OPEN

  The last week inched by slowly, with the promise of snowfall to sea-level forecast for much of the lower south island all eyes were focussed squarely on the weather radars while we eagerly counted down the days. With baited breath I hit the hay early in the evening, knowing that promising storms are often […]

Winter 2014 is going to be AMAZING…and here’s why :

Winter 2014 is going to be AMAZING…and here’s why :

In celebration of my 40th post, and the first snowfall on the mountains, I decided to share my top 40 goals for the 2014 winter season!  20+ days of splitboarding! Season edit – we’ve got a shiny new GoPro, things might get ridiculous! Ride the Single Cone couloir Ride the “Rifle range” Ride the Cardrona […]

Overwhelmed? Me too.

Having spent half of my life with a snowboard strapped to my feet, its fair to say that snowboarding is my greatest passion. Nothing  else has stuck with me through the passage of time in the same way, yep I still love baking and crafting like when I was a kid but I haven’t devoted […]

Follow Your Dreams

Follow Your Dreams

For as long as I can remember, snowboarding has been the number on priority in my life. When I was old enough to fly free I packed up my bags and headed off overseas, met a wonderful man that shares the same desires as me and embarked on a journey to snowboard the world together. […]

Snowboards and Sexism – a rider’s tale

Snowboards and Sexism – a rider’s tale

Sometimes I find it extremely frustrating to be a girl who is intensely passionate about a VERY male dominated sport. There are the days where it’s hugely empowering to be out there smashing sweet, sweet powder turns with the boys, and then occasionally there are the days when you are made to feel like you don’t […]

Who ARE you?

Who ARE you?

I’m not feeling particularly eloquent today folks – still a little drained from being out ill, and mentally exhausted from answering this question : Seriously – who ARE you? I’ve been sitting with this question for what seems like a small eternity, while trying to produce an About Me page. Sure I could reel off […]

Resisting Self-Love

Changing things up a little today, and opening up to posting about the things that really matter to me – never fear though, there’s ALWAYS going to be plenty of snow-covered goodness to be had in the Sanctuary. After being fairly well bed-ridden for a week battling fever and infection I’ve come to realise just […]

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