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About Emma

A 32 year old teacher and wannabe traveller, writer, and greenie, Emma Lord was born at Queen Mary Maternity Hospital in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 11th of September 1984.

Schools (in order):

  • Musselburgh Primary; Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Tahuna Normal Intermediate; Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Bayfield High School; Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Gymnasium Dorfen; Dorfen, Bavaria, Germany
  • University of Otago; Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Oulun Yliopisto; Oulu, Finland
  • Cambridge School; Granollers, Spain
  • University of Otago; Dunedin, New Zealand (back again)
  • University of Waikato; Tauranga, New Zealand

Jobs (in no particular order):

              • Delivering Circulars
              • Teaching Maths, and a bunch of other subjects as a relief teacher
              • Cafe assistant
              • Library assistant
              • Research assistant
              • Babysitting
              • Teaching English and ESL (English as a Second Language)
              • Eco-tour guiding
              • Promotions
              • Tutoring Maths and English
              • Events Admin
              • Other administration

Countries lived in:

  • New Zealand forever
  • Germany for two months
  • Thailand for four months
  • Finland for nine months
  • South Korea for 16 months
  • Spain for two months
  • England for 18 months

Continents (countries) visited:

        • Asia (Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Turkey)
        • Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK)
        • Africa (Morocco)
        • North America (Mexico)
        • Oceania (New Zealand, Australia)


  • Writing
  • Books, Poetry and Films
  • Teaching
  • Travelling
  • Languages
  • Outdoors, camping, tramping
  • Green living
  • Theatre
  • GirlGuiding (Girl Scouts)
  • Animals and the environment
  • Photography
  • Painting and drawing
  • Correct apostrophication. Totally a word.

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