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Delay, delay, delay

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019 | Views [45]

I did wonder about just not doing this any more... but if there's anything I've discovered about life it's that what I feel or think one day will invariably change tomorrow, next week, next year. We have had an awesome summer in Kiwilandia this year.... Read more >


Winteritis

Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 | Views [66]

Itchy feet, restless soul, unexpressed desires... That's me at the moment. I want to be wandering in a warm country, Greek Islands spring to mind for some reason. Maybe it's because of the cold, the rain and the seclusion from adventure that brings to ... Read more >


10 years old - HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!

Saturday, 7 Jul 2018 | Views [77]

On the 7th of July 2008 I started this blog detailing the trip Kent and I were beginning to the Americas. Now 10 years later it still continues, now thoughts and musings interspersed with more travels. That trip of ours ended on 10 December 2010 so just ... Read more >


Inside Out

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Views [177]

He looked at me - "Hey Whitey!" It hit me hard, it was as if I saw him/me/the world clearly in that instant. - I am not white as you are not brown. Within we are the same, unless we choose to be influenced by our one obvious difference - If ... Read more >


Death of a friend...

Thursday, 7 Jun 2018 | Views [216]

With much sadness I received a call on the last Sunday in May to say that a fellow rider, friend and possibly relative had died on her bike that day. Hiria McRae was a unique, fiesty, intelligent woman I met through riding my motorbike. She rode an ... Read more >


It's been a while

Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018 | Views [212]

Age brings wisdom, so they say. I think age brings awareness about self and awareness about self brings awareness of interactions with others. That interaction brings ahah moments and brings you back around to awareness of self. I am on a journey.... Read more >


Back home

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | Views [292]

The trip from Memphis to Houston was uneventful and really not that interesting. It was great to spend a couple of days with my sister and husband and also got to visit with one of my oldest brothers and some of his whanau. After arriving back in ... Read more >


Knowledge

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 | Views [312]

Knowledge or our understanding of the rules of the universe is expanding faster and faster because the base of our knowledge continues to grow. So, like Cantons ideas on infinity, the gaps between the lines create questions to be answered in themselves.... Read more >


World Without End

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Views [382]

By Ken Follett, a good read, second book of his I've read. Talk about a corrupt society. Sadly it is a constant in our world. I had thought New Zealand to be less affected than other countries I have travelled in but I have come to realise that it is ... Read more >


Thoughts on a bus

Saturday, 20 May 2017 | Views [281]

 We see everything in terms of light and shade. If all colour were removed we would still see the scene because each item in the scene is a differing shade of grey. Think about that - each item! Each leaf on each tree of a forest, each blade of ... Read more >


Labeled

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Views [361]

Apparently I'm 'WHITE', it's not a thing I have noticed myself much but lately it is hitting me often in the face especially on social media. I haven't noticed colour really in relation to people, friends and family, but I'm being asked to more and more.... Read more >


May B for Birthday

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 | Views [300]

I had a wonderful birthday this year. It was a lovely day and I couldn't think of anything more enjoyable than using my bike as it will get cold and gloomy soon enough. I rode to Maori class, the class was fun and interesting, my brain is not the best ... Read more >


Spinal fusion

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Views [314]

Not for me but for my daughter-in-law. Apparently it is a common, do it every day, operation now but it sounds seriously scarey to me! The operation was yesterday on the back of the neck and they go in through the front of the throat, do they use a cut ... Read more >


My paradiem

Thursday, 2 Mar 2017 | Views [192]

I've had a shift in it, my paradiem that is. I thought I had a solid Grandmother to Grandchild relationship going on, an unbreakable direct link that went straight from my heart to theirs. It was a link I could feel. A link that kept me from being away ... Read more >


Summer! Summer? Summer.....

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Views [231]

Spring looked promising, summer looked like it was going to be a doozy however it's been very much an on again off again affair to say the least. I suppose in it's favour we haven't had to light the fire or anything drastic like that but it's been a ... Read more >


becoming knight

Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Views [361]

There are times that one or other of my children treat me like a dunce or a muppet or just like I am an annoyance that they just have to deal with. It is hurtful and disrespectful and if it weren't for my grandchildren I would quietly withdraw myself ... Read more >


Shock, sadness, anger, disbelief, grief

Thursday, 8 Dec 2016 | Views [332]

I have just returned from attending the funeral of a friend. It is Thursday 8th December 2016. She took her own life on Sunday 4th December. On Saturday she was here with us, walking, talking, partying, today she is dead. This has affected me more ... Read more >


Countdown

Friday, 8 Jul 2016 | Views [440]

This boring blog is about to get some life injected once again - WHAT????   Yes! We are to do some travel once more albeit a miniature travel. We are off to Afrika for 4 weeks. This trip will be a little different than our previous travels ... Read more >


Biker chick

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | Views [434]

I love my Sporty but find it a little high for me. My feet are on the ground but it's such a heavy bike that when I have to pull it backwards, usually into a park, I find it very difficult to handle. I went looking at other bikes, thought hard about ... Read more >


love

Monday, 9 May 2016 | Views [369]

Isn't about feelings, it's about what you will give and what your partner will accept. You may be willing to give all but if your partner doesn't want it all then it can lead to a sticky situation. It has taken a few  years for Kent and I to ... Read more >


I spy a PCC = paddock crammed with cows

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016 | Views [444]

1. I am to be a grandmother again !! :) My eldest daughter and mother of my 2 amazing grandsons is carrying again and due at the end of September. 2. I have told my work that I will finish working for them in July before we head off to Afrika. We ... Read more >


Still here :)

Sunday, 14 Feb 2016 | Views [397]

This last year has been a hard one for one of my daughters. Sadly her marriage has ended and living in Australia where you are penalised for being a Kiwi she has had a hard row to hoe to stay living there. Luckily prior to their breakup C had started ... Read more >


A very sad thing

Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [375]

Molly has gone. A day before we arrived back home after New Year Molly disappeared, it was not a good time nor good circumstances but I'm not going into it. We found her wee body so had closure but we are still shaken and shocked. We miss her so


End of another year

Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | Views [497]

It's been a good year for riding. From January to May we were on the bikes almost every weekend. I take the bike off the road over winter as I admit I am a fair weather rider, can't handle the wind chill factor when it's cold. Got it back on the road ... Read more >


He only has to go to work, mow the lawns, and call me sweetie and he thinks that's enough...

Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [624] | Comments [1]

Example of an October day: My neice is over from America for a very short visit. Monday I have planned for us to spend the day doing things together.  7.30  Kent wakes and is feeling so bad he can't go to work 8.30  I go to his ... Read more >


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