Dear Feet, I am grateful to you, for all the miles we’ve travelled. I am happiest when treading the earth with you. There have been times, trapped behind an office desk, when I’ve felt your restless sadness. You aren’t the kind of feet, that like to be still for long, from the moment I could […]
Swingingly well again & we’ve been out enjoying countryside & beach.
Everyone is well in the family again and all the girls have been back at school for a good week and a half. It was brilliant to get some sunshine this weekend to really keep those feel good vibes swinging! We headed out to Worser Bay to take our puppy for an off lead gallop on […]
Life is a changing!
There have been so many momentous changes in our family life this year so far. This week, by far, has been the biggest. I have experienced, for the first time in nearly twelve years, having all three of my daughters AT SCHOOL! I have soooo many feelings about this. My emotions are on a non-stop […]
Running the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon – for a good cause & other reasons…
I’m into my third week of training for my first half marathon and loving it. The run is on 10 May 2014 in Santa Barbara’s Wine Country. I will have turned forty the month before, making it a great event to really kick start this next decade of my life. I plan on making my […]
Keeping on running
This past fortnight I’ve been running and kept on running. I don’t know where this sudden urge to run has come from, but it feels great (and I’m just hoping the clocks going back, on the first Sunday of April, along with autumnal weather to come, doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm!). In the past fifteen days […]
Then and Now
Taking my shower on Saturday morning, enjoying ten minutes of ‘me’ time, I found myself reflecting on how at this stage of my life I am more inspired and pleased for friends when they shout from the roof-tops that they’ve done a 5 km run or joined a gym, than stories of downing shots over […]
Mind, body, soul
In the garden… Busy bees (aka Charli & Sophie) have been exercising their green fingers in the garden. They’ve planted a wonderful assortment of sunflower seeds in every conceivable corner of the garden, from giants and teddy bears to dwarfs and a red petaled variety. At the end of the driveway, where our letterbox stands, […]
Crook again but the force is with us
UPDATE: Still crook. Saw the doctor today – which was, as I expected, a total waste of time. Spent half an hour in the waiting room, dozing in and out of sleep, before being poked, prodded and told, ‘Lots of fluids, Vitamin C and lots of rest’. $45 worse off at the end of it […]
Vomiting bug strikes!
Monday was a regular day. I took the girls swimming, to the library, even hung out at the airport for an hour so SJ could watch the airplanes. They both fell asleep by 7.30pm and with my monthly ‘visitor’ due I was exhausted and ready for a good night’s sleep. 8.00pm Dan goes out to […]
This morning I was treated to ‘Green Coffee Body Wrap‘ at the ‘Urban Sanctuary‘ in town. I’m not ashamed to admit to being a little nervous about what the experience would be like; but was very quickly put at ease and found it blissful beyond words. As I listened to gentle nature music and felt […]
Sophie (at 22 months) Rocks the Plunket Nurse!
Sophie had her ‘Plunket‘ check (health-nurse) this week and it was really just a formality as I know she is absolutely fine on all levels. When it came to her ‘weigh-in’ Sophie started to cry (a rarity for her!) and I said to Sophie, ‘Well, never mind, it’s really not necessary as you’re obviously not […]
Ten years ago, when we first arrived in New Zealand, we’d take our lunch (frequently a Big Mac, I’m embarrassed to say), and watch in awe at the number of fitness fanatics along Wellington’s stunning waterfront. We’d say to each other, ‘Tomorrow,’ and make excuses. Eventually the clean-living spirit caught us in its force and […]
Thick with Cold
We’re all coughing and spluttering here. Poor little Sophie has been hit worse and is desperate for sleep, but keeps waking up with a streaming nose and hacking cough. I took her to the doctors on Thursday, mentioning we were flying to the UK a week on Monday, but the doctor wasn’t very sympathetic, ‘There’s […]
Sophie’s 8 Month Check
Look at me in the waiting room ready for the Plunkett Nurse 8 month check.