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My name is Hayley and this site is first and foremost a hobby, an outlet for my creative impulses. I’m just your average person who loves to travel, albeit an activity that is limited to periodic bursts of anything up to a few weeks in length.

I’ve dabbled with blogs before, focused as travel diaries for a couple of trips. I enjoyed doing them and was sorry when they came to an end, eventually concluding that I had to set up a more long-term endeavour.

This will be an assortment of entries about past and present travels, the big stuff and the small stuff. While overseas holidays are the big highlights, especially when you live in a fairly remote outpost like New Zealand, I think it’s important to see the place where you live as well. So over time there will be plenty of NZ-based quick trips and events.

The blog name is a reference to my height – which can make long haul travel very long indeed… I live in Wellington and work as an IT programme manager. The best thing about my job is that it funds this blog and the activities within it!

About 30m underground inside the Vinh Moc tunnels in Vietnam's demilitarised zone. Not one for small spaces, I was rapt to find this 6ish-foot high passage!

About 30m underground inside the Vinh Moc tunnels in Vietnam’s demilitarised zone. Not one for small spaces, I was rapt to find this 6ish-foot high passage!

On the old banked oval track at Monza, Italy during the Formula One race weekend. Being here was a big personal milestone.

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  1. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. If you accept please click below. Congrats!!

    9 June 2012
    • What a sweetie you are! Thank you so much – I am very low key so I don’t expect this sort of thing. I can’t do justice just yet to the full acceptance criteria (they’re some rules eh?) but will hopefully be able to soon. I completely agree that you received a nomination :)

      10 June 2012
  2. I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” Award! Check out my page for details – I appreciate this award takes time and work so apologies if you have received something like it before, but I hope you take some pride in the fact that someone appreciates your work! Have a great day.

    20 June 2012
    • Thank you so very much for the nomination Olivia! It means a lot.

      The thing I struggle with most in trying to honour the rules is submitting a list of nominees. Which suggests I need to put more time into building up my blog reading list! Anyway I hope to sort that out and accept your kind nomination soon.

      Congratulations on your award, your blog is indeed lovely – and maybe I’m a touch biased since we seem to have a similar aesthetic going on!

      21 June 2012
  3. Monza was bonza, no?

    Spouse and I live in a fairly remote part too—close enough to be exactly midway twixt pole and equator, yet able to say that further souther of us be only pengoons, open icy waters and the odd Greenpeacer. Enjoy your travels~!

    1 September 2013
    • Thank you. Remote controls are good, remote living is better! Sounds beautiful. And Monza was exactly that :)

      1 September 2013
  4. Hi Hayley! Nice to virtually meet you! And thanks for dropping by my blog. I really enjoyed Vietnam.. and I love your header photo. I look forward to reading and seeing more on your blog ;)

    15 September 2013
    • Hi Amit – thanks very much. We did ‘meet’ earlier as I donated to your Camino campaign a little while back – easy to lose track of people though in this virtual world! I’ll be following your journey with interest.

      15 September 2013
      • oops, sorry! but you’re right… ;) thnx again for your support!

        15 September 2013
  5. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Hayley…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input :)

    Have a great old day…


    20 October 2013
  6. Thanks so much for dropping by “Honey.” We visited the South Island a few years ago. Loved it.

    23 October 2013
  7. I love following your blog Hayley! I am addicted to traveling and taking photos of all the places and things I experience and I love that I can travel with you through your lovely blog and beautiful photos!!

    7 November 2013
    • Thanks so much Janaline! I just wish I could get away more often. I’m often envious about the amazing diversity and experiences of your travels!

      7 November 2013
  8. This is such a pleasure to see~

    8 November 2013
    • So nice of you to say, thank you.

      8 November 2013
  9. Hi Hayley :D Thanks for the visit ! I’m tall as well 6’4″. It’s great fun up here in the clouds isn’t it ? ;) <3 Ralph xox :D

    25 March 2014
    • It has its advantages! Perhaps not when it comes to buying clothes and shoes though :) – thanks, Ralph.

      25 March 2014
      • I agree. I used to be able to get shoes and slippers my size everywhere and nowadays, nowhere except on the internet. I can still get clothes though.
        Oh thanks for the follow just now.
        Have a lovely day. It looks like it’s going to be a nice one here in southern Spain. 07:45am and the sun is just rising. <3

        25 March 2014
  10. I can not find the comment section for the pics of Beijing. Maybe you have them turned off but these are really good and so interesting.

    5 October 2014
    • I greatly appreciate you letting me know Yvonne – I have no idea what happened, but I’ve now re-enabled the comments section. Thanks very much for the photos feedback! :)

      5 October 2014
  11. Good for you! Love that you travel.

    23 March 2015

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