Black Lives Matter

#BLACKLIVESMATTER I’ve been in tears this week because I singlehandedly can’t fix racism. I’ve argued. I’ve researched, I’ve watched, I’ve listened.  I’ve stayed silent online because I am fearful and not wanting to say the wrong thing. Black Lives Matter.  George Floyd mattered. They matter to me. George Floyd’s brutal killing by police is soContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

Filling your cup

There really is nothing more important than the self-realisation that you have all you need.  The importance of filling your cup instead of rejoining the hype and craziness of the pre lockdown rat race. This week has felt weird. My husband has been back at work for a while, my boys have returned to levelContinue reading “Filling your cup”

Backyard Tourism

On a sunny day there is nowhere more magical to me than my home town Rotorua. Like anywhere else in New Zealand the natural beauty seems to be highlighted by the glimmering rays of sunshine bouncing off our forests and lakes. We take for granted our natural resources and cultural hot spot that has drawnContinue reading “Backyard Tourism”

Finding reassurance

I drove my car this week for the first time in 27 days. I went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and came straight back home. My husband has done our essential grocery shopping and apart from bike rides to exercise and entertain the boys, we’ve remained home the entire lockdown. It feltContinue reading “Finding reassurance”

Repetition madness – Losing control?

Coping with lock-down stress is something I am living first hand. Usually I feel so much more in control. I am a normal mother, with a normal life. Two kids at home and a husband in tow. Put me in a lock-down bubble and I fear its making me lose control. I am motivated byContinue reading “Repetition madness – Losing control?”

The loss of Bauer

I’ve spent many moments trawling the pages of my favourite fashion magazine, dreaming up ways to get my hands on the fashion within.   I always flick through a magazine first. Looking at the pictures, captions, titles and layout. I read the spine notes, always identifying the journalists, photographers, models and contributors on each page. IContinue reading “The loss of Bauer”

Covid-19 Survival

“And then the whole world walked inside and shut their doors and said we will stop it all. Everything.  To protect our weaker ones, our sicker ones, our older ones.  And nothing .  Nothing in the history of humankind ever felt more like love than this.” – CD I lost my part time job thisContinue reading “Covid-19 Survival”