Living with an Invisible Disease

I live with Fibromyalgia. First of all, I’m one of the lucky ones. Some people can’t work and struggle with day to day activities. There are help groups set up with motivational messages and jokes, and plenty of stories of frustration and pain due to life with Fibro, one of many invisible diseases/ disabilities.
It’s called “invisible” because you can’t tell that someone is sick just by looking at them.
It’s something I was diagnosed with a few years ago, and while it’s great to put a name to all the things that are wrong with me, knowing that there’s no cure really sucks.

So what is it? Continue reading “Living with an Invisible Disease”


Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan

Rugby is my sport. Has been for years. I don’t miss an All Blacks game, I rarely miss a Super Rugby match, and I am forever playing virtual rugby.
Over the years I have played hockey, gone to every home game (and the odd away) for my favourite basketball team, I’ve gotten up in the middle of the night to watch the All Whites, and I’ve been glued to the TV for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
But then there was cricket.
While I understood that there was a lot of passion from supporters, I only ever watched matches when someone else was. It wasn’t something I would watch alone, and while I understood the rules, I didn’t get the excitement.
Until I was introduced to the Northern Knights. Continue reading “Well, Colour Me Pink, I’m a Cricket Fan”

New to Nail Art

This week I had a few days off work and time to myself. I also had a few extra nail polishes that I’d borrowed/ claimed from other family members, and I was inspired to try out some fancy nail art after meeting Jessie from Nailed It NZ earlier in the year. Check out her stuff here! Continue reading “New to Nail Art”

What Shall We Do With the Drunken Drivers?

A couple of days ago I got a text message from a friend asking if I’d seen his Facebook post.
No, but it didn’t take long to find which one he was talking about!

“Feeling bruised sore but VERY VERY THANKFUL!!!!” said the first post, and after that he had shared an explanation from his wife. Part of it reads, “our Prado was hit by a drunk driver as we drove through Mangaweka causing it to 360 roll, coming to a stop in front of oncoming traffic”. Continue reading “What Shall We Do With the Drunken Drivers?”