With her pink laptop and funky fashion sense, she’s an unmissable fixture on Hamilton’s cafe scene. Once a foreigner to this town, she has now joined #lovethetron as a guest blogger. This is an introduction. Watch this space for more musings on the Tron from the Girl with the Pink Laptop
“I love Hamilton!”
It is a phrase I have been known to utter but one that is met with disapproving nods, shaking of heads, and the resounding question why?
Well to that I say, why not?
I moved to New Zealand when I was 18. At that time when my dad said we were going to live in Hamilton, I had no idea where it was or what to expect. I distinctly remember driving past The Base pre-renovation and thinking that I will never survive if the biggest place to shop in town was there. I was sure that coming from a big city Hamilton was going to be a huge culture shock.
I could not be more wrong. It took me less than a month to fall in love. Surprisingly, I found the size of the city to be comforting. It amazed me how fast I could get to places, and that the traffic here was not even close to the traffic I used to experience.
I was in a foreign place ready to explore what the city has in store for me. It was exciting, scary, and fun at the same time. Three years later and I am proud to say that Hamilton really feels like home for me now. There are still a lot of places to see and things to discover that I am looking forward to.
So who am I? That’s a secret I’ll never tell (Gossip Girl reference, anyone?). I’m just a girl wandering the streets of this beautiful city armed with words and my pink laptop.