I have casually been given the nickname Aunty Huia by someone who knew nothing of the family history in this name. The nickname felt uncomfortable at first but I have grown to treasure the title and wear it with respect. … More 57. 2021 Finding Huia – A Journey of Respect
Tomorrow I turn 57. Over the last few months I have been reflecting on being almost 60 with a sense of disbelief that I have come so far…yet am still so insecure…but that is another story. Tomorrow I am 57. I am grateful to my parents for all they did, and continue to do. The … More 57.2 2020 Part 2 Gratitude for all that is.
Over the last 18 months I have written this story several times in my head, but the story was never going to be complete until the photo was taken, and for the photo I needed the props … and there was the roadblock. But first we must return to the beginning. As an advocate of … More 57. 2020 A photo never taken and a celebration never had – from 2005
Reflections in the pounamu, a precious taonga of my people. There is light and dark, cleansing water, soothing sounds, focused light and random sparkles. I saw a new endocrinologist, an empathetic lady. She listened, answered questions, agreed, explained, looked at the articles I had…and then confirmed impacts of long term calcium treatment for hypocalcemia caused … More 56. 2019 Reflections
A circle that opened in 1991 has has come a full circle, connecting at a strong firm touchpoint from which bigger and stronger circles shall ripple forth. … More 55. 2019 Things come a full circle
How quickly the year has passed since I attained my half century. I recall how slowly the time dragged between birthdays as a child and now its wooosh….here it is again. The speed at which life passes by and the cycles contained within have never been more pronounced that in the last 12 months. … More 51. 2014 Fifty years +1
The Fifty Shades of Me story is written….. so let the celebrations begin. Plans for this party were underway for many months with the logistics of international & interstate travellers being balanced with employment rosters and budgets. The selection of the Theme was easy as we had a few spare themes up our sleeves to … More Celebrating the 50th anniversary of my birth
On January 4th 2013 I wrote… In the year 2013 I turn 50 years of age. All of my school friends will have recently done the same or are also about to do so. I wonder what has become of them? I have seen many quirky ways that people chose to celebrate their annual milestones … More 50. 2013 Looks like we made it…look how far we’ve come together….
We started the year with a fantastic weekend in Adelaide to Celebrate my Sister Anne-Louise’s Birthday and PhD. This was the first time ever that I had been to the home of my sister…. not because I never wanted to, it had just never happened. Anyway, there was a big party planned with a dress up as … More 49. 2012 Itchy feet at work – not home.
The weather dominated the beginning of the year with Queensland enduring hideous and devastating flooding. This saw Alisha and Chris High and dry but unable to leave their suburb….and the twins were stuck in hospital! Robs work went under water and mud while my workplace and our home stayed dry. These were stressful times … More 48. 2011 Its all about Family – ‘cos thats what its all about.