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
The day started with grand ambitions to scale a Mountain, she's a reasonable size towering an impressive 231 metres skywards. These were changed when darkening skies were forming right behind us as we headed towards the start of my walk. Thoughts of a less wet ending to this story might occur if I went around… Continue reading A Walk around Mt Maunganui [Mauao]
Today, there is a bit of action happening on my blog.
Firstly, today Globalhousesitterx2 became Life at No.22. My social media accounts such as Pinterest, Instagram will still be known as Globalhousesitterx2 until I work out how to do the change successfully. Hopefully, this won’t prove to be confusing to everyone including me!! Facebook won’t allow me to change names so I may have to start a new page, oh what fun!
Regards to the new title it seems more fitting a description at this stage of our lives. As we are no longer travelling fulltime and are now spending more time in New Zealand. Though we are still holding onto a small glimmer of hope that we can fulfil a few housesitting commitments this year. The next month will reveal whether this will be a reality or not. While still remembering our most important responsibility is to ensure the Squire is happy, healthy as can be and doing what he wants to do with his time. Not sure what I am referring too? Then have a read of https://globehousesitterx2.com/2018/12/31/hello-2019-we-cancer-vive/
Secondly, my blog turned 3 years old, though it took me until the end of 2016 to publish a post publically!. Hard to believe she is that old!! I have loved every moment, well nearly every moment as a newbie blogger.
Last but not least is acknowledging the overwhelming support we have received from friends, family and my blogging friends.
With regards to all you bloggers out there, this post I wrote about penpals of past, made me realise how much I enjoy having you all in my life. You are penpals just in a different way from using a pen, paper and the use of snail mail.
Again a big thank you, goes out to you all. Hopefully, you will have time to read the blog below.
Currently in Athens, and I won’t be writing up about our trip until we are at our next housesit. So in the meantime here is a post about something different.
Do you remember the excitement of receiving a letter in the post with foreign stamps attached to it and that thrill of hearing once again from a friend that lived far away?
It was for me. Up there as one of the highlights of my teenage years.
How it all began.
I always looked forward to Nana, [my first penpal in N.Z.] coming across from Gisborne sometimes on the bus, or with other family members who would drive her over. She would always bring with her a bundle of magazines and papers which would be carefully placed in a square wicker basket [which I still have safely in storage].
Then there was the search for a particular magazine, not…
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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!
Looking through my draft folder as most bloggers do. What do you know, a write up that should have been posted a month or two ago. Here is the post on Auvillar in Autumn. Better late than never, so they say. A small break from unpacking and all those tedious chores associated with moving into… Continue reading A Ceramic Market in Auvillar
What do you mean its an Aussie Christmas treat? Come on, we all know it originated from New Zealand. Or did it? Our next door neighbour, Australia and us [New Zealanders] have had, shall we say, a tendency to take "the Mikey" out of each other since little Adam was conceived. Our not so serious… Continue reading The PAVLOVA Palaver
Most of you will be familiar with the Sun Smart jingle Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. Would you believe that most of you ignore it? It seems that us Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge is slipping away. Every year ninety-thousand people are diagnosed, and five hundred die of skin cancer. New Zealand has the highest skin… Continue reading Life at No.22 – Are you SunSmart?