Christchurch – last call on my fellowship

After six weeks, four major cities, two road trips, two ten hour plus train journeys and more accommodation than I can count on my fingers and toes, I’ve arrived in Christchurch – the final city I will visit on my Churchill Fellowship.

Te Ika-a-Māui to Te Waipounamu: driving north to south

When one door closes, another door opens. So when I enquired at the tourism office about wheelchair accessibility on intercity buses leaving Auckland and was told that they aren’t, I started to think about other options. I glanced to my left at the shelf full of brochures and one caught my eye. A car rental company. Aha, I thought. Another door.

Kia Ora from Auckland

Each city that I’ve passed through during my fellowship has seemed like a blur. Auckland has been no different. I have crammed as much as I can in and my time here has flown by.

Brisbane, my final stop in Australia

Brisbane was my final stop in Australia and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Continuing the trend from previous cities my time there was full of meeting fantastic people to have fascinating conversations!

Next stop, Sydney

I started my Churchill Fellowship at a fast pace in Melbourne. There was a lot going on. I thought that after such a busy first week that it was going to slow down when I got to Sydney. I was wrong.

Touchdown in Melbourne

I’m writing this blog on train from Melbourne to Sydney which has given me time to reflect on the first week of my Churchill Fellowship and what a week it’s been! I’ve managed to cram a lot into a week which has flown by. I feel like I’m leaving Melbourne without seeing everything it has to offer but the road is calling me.

Final Countdown to my first flight

As I’m writing this blog I’ve got one eye on the calendar. The countdown to the start of my Churchill Fellowship is almost into single digits. My excitement is building for the first leg of my trip – flying to Melbourne. An adventure to a country I’ve never seen before. A flight longer than I’ve ever done before.

Making innovation more inclusive

In this blog, I’m going to talk a bit about innovation. My understanding of the word, what I see the word mean to others and an exciting opportunity that has come up for me to explore that word a bit more.

Rebooting my blog for an unexpected journey

Rebooting my blog for an unexpected journey I haven’t written a personal blog in a long time. While I’ve been writing regular blogs since setting up my social enterprise last year, the last time I blogged on this page was when I travelled around South East Asia at the end of 2014. Even a year […]