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Shortest Day, Longest Year

Here it is, the shortest day of the year.  In NZ of course we get through that before anyone else does.  So happy 21st of June, world.  Bang on time we are about to be hit with a winter storm … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Due to a lapse in thinking, I managed to flood the floor behind the washing machine.  Having pulled the machine out about 2 weeks ago, to survey the situation, I was aghast at how disgustingly dirty it was down there, … Continue reading

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Things are going swimmingly

The rain is coming soon – the first few drops have sent me scurrying inside.  I have been weeding the garden.  Hardly earth shattering news, but for me, right now, something of a triumph to have both motivation and energy … Continue reading

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What now?

Haven’t we all played the ‘what if?’ game.  What if I won lotto?  What if I got a life-threatening illness?  What if I fell in love with a Prince?  Such fun, because of course we never think it is going … Continue reading

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Staunch

We booked to do the Kepler Track, a 62 km long ‘Great Walk’ in the mountains and lakes of Fiordland, southern New Zealand, after talking about it for several years.  We had been enchanted with the idea of doing the … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

It never ceases to amaze me the benefits of a good night’s sleep.   Never mind the euphoria of a new love, or the excitement of an overseas trip, a new baby, a great concert.  Does anything compare to the … Continue reading

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Stardust after all

The thing about being at home is you have time on your hands to over think everything. When I first saw the mammogram image of my cancer, it struck me that it looked a lot like a comet – a … Continue reading

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