November 4, 2007

Forty-four and ready for more: Birthday bonanza!

I am 44 years and 2 weeks old. Life is pretty darn good. So it’s weird to recall that I was in such a state when about to turn 40. I definitely went through a short middle-life crisis period: what was I doing with myself, what did I want to […]
October 31, 2007

Swarm: Be Careful What You Wish For!

I’ve been saying that New Zealand is a hub of magical energy; you no sooner put a thought out into the universe, than the wheels start turning and the thought manifests itself, often in ways one may not have expected. Spring is a busy time for bees and for the […]
October 14, 2007

The Plan

Nearly everyone’s been asking, “When are we moving? What’s our plan?” Ah, grasshopper, this is the million dollar question and we’ve been asking ourselves the very same. Phase I of the ‘radical life change’ plan is over – finding the land; now it’s time for Phase II – implementation. How […]
October 14, 2007

Country Living, Days 3 & 4: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ahhhh, days 3 & 4 have been much more cozy and welcoming than days 1 & 2. We arrived in Wainui Friday afternoon after close to a two-hour journey with a van full of stuff. I was cranky and feeling a bit overwhelmed as I’d spent most of my week […]