Exciting times: good, bad and determination

img_7470This week has been an historic one for me.

Exercise leads the way 

Way back in 2007 I had no idea what exercise was really, why I should bother or what it would have in store for me later in life.  Continue reading

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Update: Winter in Southland

Southland heating system

Typical Southland heating system!

It’s been ages since I posted an update: apologies! We have been hunkering down in the Deep South for winter, which started surprisingly mild and sunny, but finally arrived with a vengeance this weekend with snow at sea level. Continue reading

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UK decides: the end of the United Kingdom as we know it?

imageIts difficult to grasp the full scale of the whole Referendum campaigning when international media only reports some of it and the BBC has blocked access to its online news channel to everyone with an IP address outside England. However, I fully understand the gravity of what has happened today.  Continue reading

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A letter to heaven..

Mum's funeral in UK

Dear Mum

It’s been three years since we last spoke, doesn’t time fly. Such a lot has happened that I haven’t been able to tell you about. I really do miss not being able to lift the phone and call you. They say it gets easier with time but it’s not true. You just learn better how to cope with the terrible grief.  Continue reading

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Otago Peninsula relaxation

img_6019 This was a momentous weekend for a number of reasons: Mark’s 3 year arrival anniversary, my first Saturday off in a very long time and the last public holiday long weekend for quite a while, so we made the most of it. Continue reading

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