All about Vegemite Vix
Well not all about me obviously, this is the internet.
I moved with my three kids, my dog, cat, a guitar and twenty boxes of books, from New Zealand to North Hampshire in the UK in August 2008. Why in God’s name did I swap beautiful beaches for Blighty, pavlova for pork pies and sand, surf,sun for …. snow… and sleet…?
You’d be surprised how often I’m asked that question, but in truth, I did it for lots of reasons – work opportunities, opportunities for my kids, but mainly for the love of my Englishman this crazy man I met and fell in love with in Paris in June 2007.
This is the story of our experiences, of our brave adventure. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re sad, but always – at least I hope so – meaningful.
This is our story about how to really live – wet-paint-on-your-fingers-live – in another country as an expat or a traveller a long way from the places, the people and the land you call home.
The Vegemite Vix blog is all about travel, expat life, lifestyle, wrangling teenagers and all those funny things that happen when you’re doing all of those things!
After 4.5 years living in England I returned to my home country, New Zealand in December 2012. Now living by the sea in Auckland, I’m blogging about travelling, (yes Kiwis can fly!) expat life (I’m not the expat this time), and wrangling teens. If the last five years are any indication, there will be lots of laughs yet to come. Don’t miss them!
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Work with me
In my ‘other life’ I have worked as a Marketing and PR specialist for over 20 years, in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, working alongside some hefty IT brands you might have heard of (Microsoft, Apple, WordPerfect, PriceWaterhouseCoopers etc). In recent years this depth of experience has been enhanced by the social media marketing experiences I’ve had in building this blog and an engaged community.
I offer consultancy services via Digital Discussions and can through the wonders of modern technology work with you wherever you are in the world – as long as there’s internet. Consultancy services I offer include:
- Copywriting and content creation
- Blog building and WordPress taming
- Social media planning and tactics
- Training programmes (Social media, Engaging with bloggers, Global PR etc)
- Public speaking and presentations