Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Xmas Day Colours!

As is always the case here on a cliff, we're exposed to all that Auckland has to offer, this day as any other... Been trying to get myself sorted to write something, and another of the NY Resolutions is to push on thru the mindset, and just GET IT DONE!!

So, here are some colours we saw in the day, and a few from the eve to come...
Spent the day with new NZer Tazzle and John, with a visit to Trish's for great company and food - then an interlude in the city with Chris and James (Chrames?! lol)... ready to get on with it for a new and exciting year, future, life.. let's see if I have developed any ability to follow thru - y'all can be the judge of that, as the efforts should be obvious lol!

Merry, merry Y'all!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This is where I came from - Initial visual aspects at least!!

There has to be a reason I ended up in Auckland - Never thought I'd ever make it back to living in NZ, but this side of the world was always going to be home eventually...(it was meant to be Sydney, which had been the closest to home previously, with a great deal of my "family" group developing there).

I didn't quite get to meet Isobel unfortunately, but Trish her best friend, and now another part of my crew, has made sure I got all necessary to know her - My whole life I've been called everything from some skinny (but fun lol) kid Ferris Bueller, Maori, Greek, Lebanese etc etc, but in all honesty I never quite saw it?! When they sent me the first pic I kinda knew then, but after hearing all the stories, and receiving 5 cases and boxes of images and letters, it all fell into place. Three days of "scrapbooking" to learn a little only, of a life that mine follows really closely - it's quite bizarre in fact how close, but those are more stories for another moment or few in this little piece of me... btw have to say she had the looks too... (obviously they were passed down also lol!)

Reality is, it seems that it's not just the physical attributes we garner from the generation prior, but now I know that my being in general owes a lot to the fun loving, adventuresome woman pictured, who had me at a time when life meant you had to live with (and pay for) your mistakes - these days the govt has recognised that all doesn't necessarily follow the storybook line, and some Mum's do need a little help to get by.... my heart goes out to all those others who feel the need to know, and don't get the same opportunity I did to "find" their roots, but it's only a part of y'all, and inside you still know yourself best - now to show that "best" to all you hope to!

Last, but by no means least, I have to speak on the "growing up" I actually got to have - I grew up with the best Mum and Dad 4 adopted brats could hope for that I love dearly and am thankful for every day, a lifestyle many would dream of ( not financially necessarily ), and got all we needed and more, to grow into people they'd be proud of - I have to hope that's the case, they never let us think otherwise eh! (more of that, and them, to come!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Seafarin' days!

one of the best aspects of my new locale is the possibility to travel without having to deal with road rage, traffic obstacles (ie new tunnels and the inopportune closure of on/off ramps whenever I seem to need "that" one), bad drivers in the rain (and not...), and my own idiosyncrasies behind a wheel lol!

Heading into the city today might not get me the same peaceful journey, what with the driving gale force, freezing winds threatening to blow us off the cliff already, but it's an adventure eh?!

A Brief collection...

of figurative exploits... Thanks to friends and family for participating! I know how hard it would be for me to go there, so thanks for the trust, and the energy you put to the cause - Huia, John, Ryan and Kane... real additions to my "body" of work!

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Warning?! ... pretty red sky never hurt anyone..

Well I think has been suitably long enough since my last post for me to not seem driven by it lol? Loving the pretty pics I have to share, but there never seems to be a right way of saying what I think... maybe if I practise enough eh?!

My Dad always said "Red sky in the morning, ...WARNING!!" This is what I woke to a few days ago, and unless the message missed it's mark and was meant for Chch a thousand or so kilometres down the coast, I'm just going to go with the "Aw, pretty" aspect on it...

Btw, got to give some props to the Kiwi "can do" spirit prevailing down that way - Just spoke to Mel (@ Portfolio) and she said there have been at least 120 aftershocks since then, no one is sleeping, but everyone is ready to just get back on the pony... Hope there's some rest and peace of mind coming to a Cantabrian near you....SOON!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Eagles Have LANDED!

Never have been quite sure where to start with this, and always the news, or moment seemed more important to me than to anyone else - finally a moment of success occurred, in that I managed to get the boys out of New York, and to finish their lives (which hopefully be long and grateful) in "the homeland"! It's a moment I need to share with others, and to thank them for either their help, or good wishes in achieving this rather formidable (as it turned out...) feat.
To you all, many, many thanks!!
I'm going to endeavour to turn this into a way to voice what I think, and share some of the good fortune I've found - either thru stories of friends, fun or other adventures... I've been lucky with all, and as my friend Clio told me (and she's ultimately responsible for heading me in this direction...cheers m'love btw), don't bother with work et al, as people will and do see where that goes, but to share life experience and opinions - for what they're worth lol!
here we go... as always I'm so happy to hear the thoughts of Y'all, and welcome to my rather disjointed, but never boring, series of adventures!D