Two weeks ago, we hooked our very cool 1974 Classic caravan to the back of the station wagon and hit the road. We’ve stopped off at a couple of places on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand and we’re planning to stop off at a couple more. First stop was … Continue reading At last, an adventure… (part one)
Life's full of so much flux and change at the moment, I feel like I'm stuck. You ever had that? Transformation is never comfortable, even when it's for the good...
I purchased a second-hand car this week. It’s very exciting and it's my birthday present to myself. I’ve been driving a tiny city run-around for ages, but it’s just too small for life with children, so I've bought myself a station wagon – a Mazda 6 in fact. It wasn’t as easy as it sounds; it was … Continue reading Have you heard the one about the blonde who goes to buy a used car…?
I've never intended to be political on this blog. That’s probably an excellent policy and one I should adhere to, but… in September, New Zealand is holding a General Election and, until yesterday, I had no idea how I was going to vote. That indecision has come as a bit of a shock to me. … Continue reading On going a little bit Green
This is a quick blog about the genre-that-must-not-be-named. As genres go, it is arguably the most popular, and certainly so when you look at Amazon sales and reams of reviews, but it is also the most sneered at. It is my weakness. My dirty little secret. Romance. Of course, Romance! I … Continue reading My Dirty Little Secret
I shouldn’t neglect my blog, but I have in recent weeks. My followers have been steadily rising in number since I began blogging last year and I am very close to a thousand email subscribers. I had no expectations of stats like that; it amazes me, in fact. I imagined I’d get a few fellow … Continue reading Where to from here?
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway I have my nose to the grindstone almost all the time at the moment. I give myself breaks for being a mum and sleeping. Or rather, I have my fingers to the keyboard. I’ve challenged myself to write a short … Continue reading Good Writers Bleed
I’ve been thinking about all that my daughters are teaching me. It’s the big ‘life’ stuff: Love. Laughter. Fun. This morning, I taught my two little girls to dunk their croissants into small bowls of hot chocolate, because nobody breakfasts like the French. I’m also teaching them to read and write and count. All that’s important, but … Continue reading Love. Laughter. Fun.
'Mrs Becca Joyce?' (For want of a real name). 'Yes. Here.' I was amazed that I was being called from the hospital Outpatients waiting room so quickly, before my appointment time in fact. 'My name is Chun (For want of a false name). I am a registrar here at the hospital and I will be … Continue reading So, anyway, this happened today …