The Day Is Almost Here!

I think it’s true that if anything is worth doing, there will be obstacles to overcome and we have certainly had a few of those over the weekend. It’s been very tempting to stay awake at night chasing solutions around in my head.  So, on Sunday morning I was sitting in Church trying to get my head around the latest developments in producing this music video and I was reminded of something major. During the worship I heard the words...

Chicken Pox, Casting Calls and Living In The Deep

It’s been a while since I last posted. I don’t really like writing posts that read like a diary but I have to share with you guys why I’ve been so absent lately…. Firstly Chicken Pox – this is where I’m at this week. Home with our 3-year-old as she battles a hefty dose. It’s funny how the appearance of a red spot can change schedules and plans that have been in place for ages. A day planner is no...

That Time I Lost a Diamond In The Lewis Pass.

Before I get going here I have to say that although this title sounds a little Indiana Jones-ish, it happened. We took a road trip down to Christchurch in the first week of the school holidays for my Dad’s 60th Gatsby party. On the way out of town, I snagged my diamond engagement ring on my tights… it tore a small hole but nothing major. I checked my ring and it was fine. All intact. If I had to choose...

Adventures In Videoland (The Next Thing)

It has been years since I did any work in TV or film. Years. I had reluctantly closed that chapter. I made my peace and moved on. I was at film school around the time the World Wide Web was kicking off (which makes me feel quite ancient really). Digital video wasn’t even a thing yet. We worked with S-VHS and with a little film. So when I finished my last TV job in Auckland before moving home for lifestyle...

Say ‘Yes’ First, Panic Later

I used to be a lot braver. I used to just push through my fear. I have had limited energy these days for pushing through. Things that require more bravery are exhausting. They often end up in the too hard basket. Though it’s true that I have been a little more fearless in my writing this year, there are still some things beyond this blog that I have held back from. Until now. Lately, God has been bringing opportunities my...