Musings, New Zealand

Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Summer's here!  Down in the depths of the Southern Hemisphere, that is. Yes, I know not the most profound statement to be made on this blog.  Though we usually do sing out quite loudly even from rooftops most years when the month changes from December to January and then February.  As the temperatures on land… Continue reading Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

What’s the Hot Topic in New Zealand this week?

Weather of course! Every one of you thought it was the folk from the United Kingdom that talked more about the changeable weather.  Didn't you?  I beg to differ. Us down here in New Zealand we usually experience a few hot days, then back down to a shall we say "a more inviting temperature".  Then… Continue reading What’s the Hot Topic in New Zealand this week?

Musings, New Zealand

Thoughts on Turning 60

Some life events leave us speechless for a little while. For me, one of those was turning 60. The number itself is absolutely daunting, and no more wriggle room to claim the high road of middle age.  For me, 60 is not the new 40 as I have no desire to go backward. As a… Continue reading Thoughts on Turning 60

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

Hello, 2019 – We CANcer vive!

Time to celebrate the arrival of a New Year by turning the last digit to 9.  With the chance of another day, week, month and another year.  In which most of us will get an opportunity for a fresh start in 2019. This coming year will be strides apart from our usual years of past. … Continue reading Hello, 2019 – We CANcer vive!

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

Life at No.22 – Shifting In

We have been back home in New Zealand for approximately three weeks.  To say it has been hectic in a sort of organised chaotic way would be an understatement.  Most of that time has had us shifting our "treasures".  Though one of us kept referring to those treasures with a more descriptive word. A new… Continue reading Life at No.22 – Shifting In

Musings

Wired to Travel

"The compulsion to see what lies beyond that far ridge or that ocean —or this planet— is a defining part of human identity and success." While most people are content to find an oasis or perhaps another slice of paradise to escape their daily grind for a few weeks of the year.  There are others, like… Continue reading Wired to Travel

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

Growing up in PARADISE – Part 2

As previously stated in Growing up in Paradise, I was a baby in the '50s, a child of the '60s and a teenager in the '70s and adulthood from the late seventies.  Life was pretty free and easy back then, even though times were changing. High School, school certificate, and no driver's licence, in that order.… Continue reading Growing up in PARADISE – Part 2