What a year. What a wonderful, but tough year. This year has been so strange, not just for the world but for me. World-wise, what the fuck. Still reeling from the absurdity. For me, things are changing and it feels that way too. For a long while now I’ve felt that I’ve had to make a change, I just didn’t know what that change should be.


Nothing feels quite like growing older. You really can’t write it down what this stream of time feels like.


Okay, where are we. Well, I’ll tell you where I am, right now. I’m sitting in my bed at the Somerset Sukhumvit service apartments in Thong Lor, Bangkok. My partner and I have just finished a wonderful dinner at an Isaan restaurant nearby. We’d just discovered it today, and no doubt it will be one of our favourites for years to come. We’re here for a week to ring in the new year.


We’re in the middle of 2012 now – can you believe it? This year I’ve travelled astoundingly – not just extensively. It’s not the scope and breadth of it, it really is what you do with it when you’re there. I watched the All Blacks win the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney and Auckland (I watched them win last year in the Rugby World Cup); I enjoyed my 27th birthday in Bangkok


When I first started this site, it was on blogger, in 2009, in a very different world from today and a very different blog away. I had some comments here, and since I’ve moved and updated and mucked about I’m afraid they’ve been lost to me.