Auntie Maddy

Us Toberts are not quite at the baby making phase of life yet. My older sister needs to convince her boyfriend that kids are a good idea, I need my husband to stop being a student and my little brother is gay, single and not at all sure that children are the way forward; three […]


Sometimes I miss living on a Pacific Island. There’s something magical about the people, culture, food and weather, that I pine for, wherever I am in the world. Yesterday I didn’t have to miss the Pacific; it was out in full force in Auckland. The Pasifika Festival opened 20 years ago and is, I believe, now the […]