I was a desperately lonely and unpopular kid. My best friends were my cat and my cousins and people in the small village I lived in weren’t too keen on my particular brand of crazy. Now I am very nearly 40 years old and I have a support network and scaffolding of friends … More Not What I Expected
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!