Tuesday, March 1, 2011


There it is! One thesis - the product of 15 months of madness, help from friends, cooking, eating, internetting and blogging.  I handed it in about two weeks ago but I've been on holiday from my mind for a bit, and, therefore, a neglectful blogger.  Thanks so much for all the comments, insights and discussions! I wasn't aware  when I started this blog that it would become such an integral and exciting part of my research - I was surprised that anyone would want to read it, let alone engage and contribute in such inspiring ways :)

It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and now I'm floating around, loosely orbiting the world which I once inhabited, it's quite nice.

So now what?  I am having a break before starting my PhD... on free food social movements!!! I'm not sure whether to keep this blog with the same name, change the name to something more fitting or start a new blog for a fresh start - any recommendations?

If you want to read my thesis I would be happy to email it to you - just let me know.

Aroha nui!!


  1. Congratulations Isa! Wonderful news. I'm so glad you've had a holiday too. I would love to read your thesis. My email:
    sustainable dot living dot wc at gmail dot com

    Thanbks for sharing your journey on this blog. I've gained a lot from it and look forward to reading about your next intellectual adventure.

  2. Hi Isa - well done on completing!

    I'm just over a month off (hopefully) finishing my MA and am also looking forward to "floating around, loosely orbiting the world which I once inhabited." It must be bliss.

    Anyhoo, I saw your presentation at the Women's Studies conference last year and was really interested in what you had to say (I think I spoke after you). I'd love to read your thesis and see where you ended up going with it all. My email address is hollie.doar@gmail.com.

    Best wishes for the PhD! You're a braver woman that I. When do you start?


  3. Wow, your thesis sounds amazing! Awesome stuff :-)

  4. Hi Isa

    Congratulations on finishing your thesis! I'm just starting a MA, also looking at food blogs, and I'd love to read your thesis. I'm looking at the food blogging community as well as individual food bloggers and the impact they have on traditional food media, as well as on the wider community.

    My email address is jenlofgren@gmail.com


  5. Hi Jen, your research sounds interesting. I'd love to hear more about it.

  6. hi! Im Christine de Martin from Philippines.
    Im a senior college student taking up Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management in Lyceum of the Philippines University- Manila.

    Im doing know my thesis entitled "Effects of Food Blogging in the Marketing of Selected Food Establishments in Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City".

    Is it okay with you.. if i am going to read your thesis for reference. Please. my e-mail add is christinesumaitdemartin@yahoo.com

    Thank you. =)

  7. You don’t look happy on the picture, Isa? Well, deep down inside, I know you were happy that all your hardship and effort became a great product! Anyway, what thesis topic did you do? I’ve sent you an email, hope that you can email me back with a copy of it.