Attempting Round the Bays with Fibromyalgia

On Sunday 18 February I did the 6.5km Wellington Round the Bays. Easy for some, not so much for me. Let me explain…

“You should only run if you’re being chased or on fire”. That was how I viewed running for a long time, yet when I was a kid, my family belonged to a running club.

We’d go every Wednesday night and some weekends. No fire involved. Occasional chasing.

I was active in dance (ballet, jazz, character), hockey, and drama around this time too, but as I got older, I stopped running. It became a chore. Something you did when you had to. I remember being made to do a 5km “fun run” with school when I was about 12. I hated it.

I’ve done very little running since. Then I stopped playing hockey. Stopped dancing. Eventually stopped acting. And in my twenties I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Continue reading “Attempting Round the Bays with Fibromyalgia”

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Let’s all go to the zoo!

One of the most undervalued experiences one can have is a visit to the zoo.

There’s nothing quite like an up-close encounter, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience a few over the years. Most recently with red pandas at Wellington Zoo. Continue reading “Let’s all go to the zoo!”

Trust No One. Not even the Department of Conservation

They say don’t trust everything you read online.

But what if that information belongs to the Department of Conservation? Surely that’s a site you should be able to trust when it comes to say, going for a walk, right? As I discovered on Saturday, that’s not the case. Continue reading “Trust No One. Not even the Department of Conservation”

Share your family photos, but be considerate

A tweet earlier today bemoaning oversharing of child pictures by parents has quickly led to my timeline being full of encouragement for parents to share as many photos as they want.

And I’m in agreement… mostly. Continue reading “Share your family photos, but be considerate”

What’s with all the Lying Romance?

The latest Christmas movie for romantics to get swept away with is the Netflix Original “A Christmas Prince”.

Like many others, I first ignored it when it was first suggested on Netflix.

But oh then, that great Marketing wheel! All it took was a tweet to have me intrigued…

…and so I finally watched it the weekend before Christmas. Continue reading “What’s with all the Lying Romance?”

Selling Simply with Storbie

You’ve got a great product that needs an online store. But you don’t want to have to hire a web designer, especially if it means calling on them every time you need something updated.

That’s where Storbie can help. A New Zealand ecommerce website that let’s you set up shop for yourself, by yourself. Continue reading “Selling Simply with Storbie”

Dad’s first tattoo

Three years ago, dad became an Ironman in Taupo, about a month before his 63rd birthday.

He’d made a deal with some of the people he’d trained with, that if they all completed the Ironman, they would all get a tattoo.

And the others did.

So for Christmas 2015, I did what any good daughter would do, and got dad a tattoo voucher. Continue reading “Dad’s first tattoo”