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Catching up


It’s true I haven’t been on here for a while but in my defense a lot has happened in the last month. 

Firstly I am now a New Zealand resident! This is very exciting and I couldn’t be happier 🙂

Secondly a very strong Nor West wind left me without power for 6 days. Now that was an experience! 2 small kids and no power. We turned it into an adventure though and enjoyed a few campfires, BBQs and the beauty of the candles at night. I am pleased to report that my girls and I bonded a lot during this time. It also allowed me time to catch up with some reading while I had no TV. It was extremely calming and I haven’t felt that relaxed or good about myself for a long time. I highly recommend turning off the power on occasion and enjoying a simpler life 🙂

Also during the last month I suffered with a 6 day long migraine which I have rated M5 on my new scale. 

I have decided to rate my headaches/migraines on a scale in much the same way they rate tornados (and name them like hurricanes!).
M1 = mild headache curable with 2 paracetamol, no disruption to normal life
M2 = bad headache curable with 2 paracetamol and 2 nurofen, mild disruption to daily functions if left untreated
M3 = bad headache with pain starting to develop behind/around the eye + minor nausea cured with mersyndol
M4 = migraine with which I can perform most daily tasks if I really have to, usually cured with mersyndol
M5 = severe migraine causing extreme disruptions to everyday life. sometimes results in hospitalization, not curable with pills.

I have named it Michelle! 🙂 My head still hurts now but is much much better than it was.

The result of all this excitement was a very unproductive month as far as my writing went. Oh well never mind. Playing catch up is always a fun game!

Thank you


I just want to say thank you to everyone who has liked any one of my posts. It gives me a little confidence boost each time I see a like and lets me know that I am not alone in my struggle to turn my dream into reality. It will be a long road and my plan is very much a long term one, but knowing that my plight interests at least a few of you makes it all the easier!

It’s all happening


Wow. Big day for me today. Extremely busy with the family all day and this evening I have gone on to publish 1999-2000: The year that shaped me in Kindle format (http://www.amazon.com/1999-2000-year-that-shaped-ebook/dp/B00BYRV0RU/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_2_VG98), as well as organising the paperback version which is just undergoing the review process, and I have discovered that I had the wrong date in my mind and my novel Above The Limit is being offered for free TODAY (http://www.amazon.com/Above-The-Limit-ebook/dp/B00B9OORFK/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1_GHR4) and I have attempted to master birthday cake icing. Full on day and I look forward to the results tomorrow 🙂