It is an overcast Saturday as I am sat at my laptop looking out the castle window toward the Port Hills here in Canterbury. We arrived on the South Island on Tuesday. Tuesday had been a typically hectic morning, with a mountain of major decisions being made, and all the swearing, emotion and banter … More South Island and Aurora ‘Sup
I wanted to write a blog for International Women’s Day. Perhaps I could talk about some of the amazing trail blazers like Marie Currie, Kate Sheppard, or Emilie du Chatelet. I’ve written and shared information on these amazing women quite a few times. Then I thought I’d write about some people I work … More 8 Women Who Bring their A Game (who all have an A in their name)
Last night, around midnight, I posted YET ANOTHER blog about my battles with being a bit crazy. Today, I earnestly tried to do all the right things to get my crazy under control. Here’s the story of the day and the kind of therapeutic things that I shamelessly indulged in. Woke up, attempted to … More Therapy
Phteven and I are mostly very much in Love. There are times when the quirks and foibles all get to be a bit too much and one or the other (usually me, rarely my Grumpy husband to be fair) gets well fed up with the whole marriage lark. It never lasts long, and I … More Lovers in a Dangerous Time
We made it to Norway. A pleasant sequence of three flights from Auckland to Oslo. I slept most of the way. We got a great deal on KLM who ended up being half the price of our national carrier Air New Zealand. The flight from Seoul to Amsterdam was particularly comfortable, as the Dutch … More Norway is a Sure Way – To a better Future
I’ve helped raise four incredibly LOUD, frequently hilarious, occasionally dry-humoured, and undeniably small humans. They didn’t stand much of a chance in the size department, when you take into account our family’s Hobbit-like stature. This past few weeks the three eldest children have come to me at various points offering me teeth. Seems … More Yum Char Too Far!
I spent this past Sunday morning, the second Sunday in Advent, listening to my father who I hold in absolute esteem preach a short and gentle sermon at Auckland Hospital. I brought my youngest of four children, as the religious freedom and critical thought we encourage in this household has meant the older three kids … More The Second Sunday of Advent