Last night I sat with my girls in the lounge and spent time just watching them. They were watching television and as far as they knew so was I, but actually I was watching them. I watched Lucy smile to herself as she snuggled on the sofa in her favourite spot leaning on the armrest.… Continue reading Just watching
It is easy to take our body for granted and focus on what we would love to change about it, but more fun to embrace it and focus on what you wouldn't change for the world! I had a difficult relationship with my body for a long time. For years and I literally mean years,… Continue reading Head stands and bridges
A couple of weeks ago now I shared my 40 before 40 quest and things have started off pretty well. I have read three books out of the 40 I am aiming for ( The Bell Jar, Handmaids Tale and Fault in our Stars) and although I didn't have a surfing lesson in Australia on… Continue reading 40 before 40 update!
This morning began with an undeniable case of post-holiday blues. After weeks, if not months of planning, the holidays have flown by in a flash. Here in New Zealand, everything comes at once so we have had Christmas, New Year and the summer holidays to enjoy over the past few weeks. It has been a… Continue reading Changing seasons
In January 2019 I will turn 40. I am blessed to have made it this far in years and I am also very proud of how far I have come as a person (both literally and metaphorically) so I have decided to mark this occasion in a special way. I have carefully put together a… Continue reading 40 before 40 – a quest
As 2017 draws to an end, it's helpful to reflect on how far you have come this year on your journey. Whatever this year has brought you in terms of experiences, you are stronger and wiser than you were this time last year and that is something to be proud of. Challenges help us grow… Continue reading New Year’s Eve reflections
Christmas morning began with a trip to the beach to try out our new sea kayak and the day has continued with an afternoon snoozing and watching the original Star Wars movies. It is easy to take all I have for granted but as I look around our lounge at this moment I am struck… Continue reading Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas
Being a mum is the most precious role I will ever have, but it is also the most challenging. I constantly worry that I am doing the right thing and saying the right thing and it is only getting harder instead of easier as my girls grow older and face different, more complex challenges. When… Continue reading Growing pains
This will be the fourth Christmas we will spend in New Zealand and for the first time the beautiful calm sunny days are actually making me feel festive! I have been watching my favourite old snowy Christmas films and have been listening to Bing Crosby singing about a white Christmas since October, but the warmth… Continue reading What does this season mean to you?
Today was bittersweet. I had my final lesson with a very special group of young women. This means that the end of the school year will soon be approaching and the holidays will follow with time to rest and recharge. It is, however, always a wrench to say goodbye and even though the cycle is a… Continue reading A bittersweet day