As of January 2019, we are no longer full-time nomads [my previous blog title was Globalhousesitterx2. This is mainly due to the Squire being diagnosed with Bone Marrow cancer [Primary Myelofibrosis], and we have had to reevaluate our life. A stem cell transplant occurred in September 2021.
To reflect this and our new home back in New Zealand, a change of blog title was needed. The result is the birth of “Life at No.22” with the inclusion of Globalhousesitterx2 posts.
What will I write about now?
My blog will still reflect me, the Squire and my quirky personality. I will endeavour to include more about our travels beyond our backyard, musings about life in general, tramping [hikes], photography and whatever else takes my fancy.
Hopefully, my posts will make you think and encourage you to do more of what makes you smile. Perhaps to travel more, take up housesitting, then take a trip down to visit New Zealand!
Hello, 2019 – We CANcer vive!
P.S. Can you tell I do not like having my photograph taken? Must get a few new photos of myself and the Squire!
Updated October 2021
This month saw the Squire leave Auckland hospital after five weeks in Motutapu Ward. Four and a half weeks since his Stem Cell Transplant. Though my blog isn’t all about cancer and the Squire’s journey, it is still a profound event in our lives. So, hang on tight while we navigate through it, and soon I shall be writing about anything that takes my fancy, which will include more about our local area, especially all those excellent walking and cycling tracks, once we return to Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty.
Updated February 2021
We are still enjoying life at a slow pace along it’s curvy path. Weekly blood tests etc., for the Squire, mean our world is centred around where we live and a bit further down the road. We try to make the most of every day, as most people I know do.
A saying I came across the other day that made me smile;
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow – Audrey Hepburn