Brunch Club: Ozone Eatery, Coffee Bar & Roastery

For the first Brunch Club of the year, we headed along to the Ozone Eatery, Coffee Bar & Roastery in Grey Lynn, and we weren’t the only ones there – it was packed from the moment I got there to a few hours later when I left. Overall: I’m keen to go back again and try […]

Christchurch Support

See below a few links that I’ve pulled together, showing ways in which we can help during this time. Christchurch unites in grief: What you need to know How to support NZ’s Muslim communities Donate to Christchurch City Mission How to talk to your kids about: Trauma Givealittle pages  If you or someone you know needs […]

Aqua Aerobics

My friend Laura and I went to an Aqua Aerobics class this evening at Mt Albert Aquatic Centre and it was fabulous. Since getting arthritis, exercise has definitely been something that I’ve found more difficult to do. There was a period of time where walking was off the table, and so I got into water […]

Happy New Year!

It’s nearly the end of January 2019 – how insane is that?! At the end of this year, it would have been ten years since I left high school, and boy does that blow my mind! Christmas 2018 was hectic as it usually is, with lots of social events and lots of eating. Although it’s […]

It’s been a while…

I don’t know what it’s like for other people who write similar blogs to me, but I constantly think of things to upload on here and I just never get around to doing it. Life has been busy for me over the last couple of months. In my role, as Operations Assistant, the end of year […]

How well do you look after your teeth?

For years, I barely looked after mine. I hated cleaning my teeth, and I didn’t have the money to get them checked out – so much so, that I didn’t even think about getting them looked at. Last year, I finally decided to sign up to a dental plan so I could keep my teeth regularly maintained… […]

Throwback: A trip home, in China

At the end of 2016, I won a scholarship to go and Au Pair in China. Although I ended up coming home after 6 weeks rather than 6 months due to a mixture of things, I value the experience I had there. However, there are a few experiences that are funnier now than they were […]

Daffodil Day Fundraiser + Vegan/GF cupcake recipe

Although I have changed roles at work and am no longer ‘in charge’ of social events like the Pink Ribbon Fundraiser we held in July, I still love to be involved! I helped my successor (the lady who now has my previous role) organise a fundraiser for Daffidol Day. The Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Daffodil Day symbolises […]

Self-care on the Road to Recovery

How self-care affects recovery Over the past 8 months, I have come to realise that self-care is a dominant player in my Rheumatoid Arthritis recovery. I am a true believer that recovery is holistic and that overall well-being is important, not just physical improvement. During a conversation I was having with my physio about ‘pacing’ […]

A Slow and Steady Journey: Arthritis Update

I’ve been a bit MIA on my blog lately, as life has just been jam-packed full of activities and appointments. Now that I have a bit of time up my sleeve, I thought I’d give an update on my arthritis. For those that haven’t read my previous blogs, I have Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis, which developed after […]