Getting back in the saddle: Good cop, bad cop

My week two update is a bit late. Monthly deadlines came a bit quicker than I thought and I have spent the last week and a bit running around like a headless chook. BUT with all articles finished and only 2 awaiting approval from the farmers I have a few minutes spare to blog. After…

Getting back in the saddle: If at first you don’t succeed…

It’s been a frustrating week on the horse front. Actually, on many fronts. Frustrating because I spent much of last week sick, frustrating because my horse is a prick and frustrating because I’m an adult. These first few weeks I wanted to focus on walking and trotting until Flynn’s fitness got up a bit more….

Getting back in the saddle series: Starting from scratch

This blog is going to be something a little different. Perhaps something a little bit more for myself rather than all you lovely people. It’s Ag related in a way, but very much NOT journalism related. Sorry, not sorry. Today begins the first of a series of blog installments over the coming months that will…

The sands of time – A stopover in Doha

During the DairyNZ Farmers Forum back in May the comment was made that farmers and the industry needed to get out and see what the rest of the world was doing, to gain perspective and broaden thinking. Well, that is effectively what I have just done. Not just during my time in Germany either. During…

IFAJ: day 2

Better late than never… So, I never found an adapter for my laptop, which died hence the lack of blogging – sorry! Although in saying that, the IFAJ conference week left me with little time to sleep, let alone blog. And what a crazy week it was! I gave you the run down on the first…

IFAJ conference: Day 1

Today marked the first official day of the IFAJ 2016 Conference. I’m told they are expecting around 170 people from all parts of the globe, most of whom have already arrived or are arriving today. Today I was also joined by two of my New Zealand counterparts – NZGAJC president Ali Spencer and farming editor…

IFAJ- Alltech Young Leaders boot camp

So I am back in the land of blog. And right now I am blogging from Bonn, Germany After an amazing few weeks spent in Doha, London and Paris on holiday with the boyfriend, which was finished off with a fireworks display at the Chateau de Versailles,it’s time to put my journalist cap back on….

T minus 4 days

The scene in my house right now is pure chaos and we haven’t even started packing yet. It surprises me to say that it’s not all my stuff that is scattered all around the house in an unruly fashion. Nope, it’s the boyfriends. From military uniform, to bags, to PT kit, to civi clothes –…

What’s in a name: Cheyenne

Every time I met a new person they either mispronounce or misspell my name.I have grown use to this over the years although it does bug me when people email me and get my name wrong, even though its in my email address…. I get asked a lot about my name, where it comes from,…

Doomsday vaults, Charity dinners and black coffee

It’s not often that I feel overly happy on a Monday. Usually it marks the loss of another weekend and this one went crazy fast. Today however, Monday marks many things. A three day work week and the fact that I got most of my articles in on deadline last Friday. Last week I didn’t…

Update time: Life, work and travels

Finding myself asking just where are the days going? They seem to be flying by so quickly. We are part way through May which means a number of big events are on the horizons. Dairy Industry awards, Ahuwhenua awards, the DairyNZ farmers forum and Beef Expo just to name a few. And of course, many of…