Ceridwyn has worked in education most of her life, and has travelled as much as possible, in New Zealand and around the world.
2012 gave her the chance of a few months in South East Asia. Travelling with her partner Danielle, she has been in Northern Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.
Caravan a Blog
2015: Ceridwyn and Danielle have bought a caravan, and begun a new blog about caravaning in New Zealand.
Read it here
In the early 2000s, Ceridwyn and her partner Danielle searched for a house by the water, where women could come for time of retreat, or for time out at significant times of their lives, the watershed times.They found their cottage on the Thames coast, and called it Watershed Cottage.
Now living in leafy Cambridge by the mighty Waikato river, Ceridwyn finds the idea of ‘watershed’ still informs her thinking- the way ideas and experiences come together , then move on with new energy and life.
Travel itself can be a watershed experience, if the traveller leaves spaces and empty times, for the unexpected and transformative.
Ceridwyn Parr has been published in:
- Regular contributor Women Travel NZ and Women Travel the World
- Her magazine, for women in business in New Zealand
- Tui Motu, Interislanders, a magazine of New Zealand spirituality
Ceridwyn has a BA in English, a teaching diploma,a post graduate diploma in feminist theology, a certificate in travel writing
Ceridwyn has boxes and boxes of ‘ things to write about one day’ The day has now come. Watch this space.
the shock of the new
the resonance of something familiar
the yearning to be at home
the ground of Aotearoa/New Zealand
the pull to new ways and places of life
at home in strange lands
Where has Ceridwyn travelled?
Aotearoa/New Zealand from top to bottom, side to side
- Australia: Brisbane, Queensland, Byron Bay and hinterland, Perth , Geraldton and most recently Tasmania
- England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
- Europe: France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary
- Fiji, Rarotonga
Contact Details for Ceridwyn Parr: firstname.lastname@example.org
See all of Ceridwyn’s articles in Women Travel here
Two book reviews by Ceridwyn Parr of Watershed Words Lodging in Spain’s Monasteries Eileen Barish Anacapa Press 2002 A Room with a Pew Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt 2012 Teresa of Avila’s finger used to lie under the pillow of Franco, and now it was stretched out in front of our horrified yet fascinated eyes. […]
Why visit Portugal? Before I went to Portugal, the reasons were: 1. To listen to fado. I had fallen in love with Mariza, famous and beautiful singer of the plaintive Portuguese folk song called fado 2. To live cheaply. Portugal in 2009 was one of the cheapest places in Western Europe-important when you travel with […]
She got on the back of the truck with us. I looked at her red lips- was it betel nut?I looked at other women we passed on the road. The signs were definitely there. To Western eyes, the habit of betel nut chewing seems very unpleasant The red lips can seem attractive, from a […]
We enter Laos. The medals on the uniform of the immigration officer gleamed, as he stamped our passports. Thump! Thump! Thump! A small bow from us, a slight inclination of the head, from him.We walked out of the airpot, and into the sunshine of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. It was National Day in Laos, […]
Langourous Luang Prabang – we love you. I stole the ‘langourous’ bit from a poet, Oliver Bandmann, who writes here, but it is such an apt adjective- especially on these ‘mid winter’ days of misty mornings and golden afternoons in Luang Prabang. A town of temples Quiet, shady streets Heightened with saffron The golden […]