Hello! I’m Holly! I was born in New Zealand, but have lived in the north of England for the last eight years.

Being a Kiwi means that I call my mother mum instead of mom, that I often forget how strong my accent is, that I celebrate Christmas in summer (or at least I used to!), that Marmite never tastes quite right and that as hilarious as Fawlty Towers is, I’ll probably never completely “get” British humour. It also means I am a lot more used to earthquakes than I ever imagined I would be!

I love cats, coffee, the colour purple, glittery things, music, craft supplies, and writing.

I also love people, but apparently I’m an introvert!? I think a lot, and I’m still working out how to channel this into wisdom and compassion instead of anxiety.

My inner child tends to escape on a fairly regular basis. Fortunately for me, I have long since learned how to laugh at myself.

In 2010, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). It’s too long for one page, but it starts here.