What it takes to arrive at ‘looking good’

What it takes to arrive at ‘looking good’

  It all started with a comment from a couple of colleagues as this person passed through on the way home from several of post-operative scans. Apparently, I looked good and probably did compared to the gry faced, baggy-eyed specimen that walked these feet prior...
Locked up in a Lockdown

Locked up in a Lockdown

And of something unforeseen, first day home on stand-down as instructed from work yesterday. They’d been trying to contact me over the weekend, but, as we frequent so many of New Zealand’s remote areas where telecommunications are virtually non-existent it’s been...
A mountain of garden work

A mountain of garden work

This year has been a little tougher than the usual start to a year, with the workload loading up a tad more than normal. Added this year is some significant gardening work round at my Mum’s place, with trees that now are higher than the gutters as they’ve been just...
Invisible insides

Invisible insides

This issue is one of the relentless and continuing battle, of keeping the insides inside, ‘neath an impermeable (mostly) mental cladding of hardened and tempered steel. This is to maintain an outward appearance of being a normal fully functional person, whatever...
Grief as a motivator to live

Grief as a motivator to live

This last year this person had the privilege to have lived with a beautiful person. We were both raised on farms, lived a rural, outdoors life with no requirement for medical attention other than the usual tetanus shots, and we equally loved our photography. Recently,...
Remember the joy of just being there

Remember the joy of just being there

As much as this person loves the winter and winter’s light and all the solitude and silence that befalls the outdoors, time passes and Papatuanuku comes alive in Spring’s vibrancy of birth, full of the colour that we last sighted in autumn, buds of yellows,...

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