Things I wish I knew – before I went into MIQ

After two years, I am back home (NZ) … well, nearly! Here I am day 10 of 10 days at a Managed Isolation hotel (Rydges, Auckland) and I just CAN’T WAIT TO LEAVE! There are a number of things I wish I knew before coming here – and so, with the time I had spare – I have whipped up some short YouTube videos that will hopefully help others out there!! (

Carry On – the essentials

I have done my time as that person that took a 25kg suitcase where ever she went – to be honest I never used most of the stuff, and it was difficult to carry a suitcase (or even two…) and get around independently and not feeling like a nuff-nuff.carryon-fluids

I think it was the India trip where I managed to settle on the right balance – and actually managed to pack for a two week trip in just my carry on.  However I learnt a rather important rule, which is that some of the more obvious items you may pack require check in, and it was this flight that I found out that because I had packed my fold up umbrella that my bag needed to be checked in.  Lesson learnt! Continue reading “Carry On – the essentials”