Out of Office: Jetting off soon to Fiji!

May 22, 2024

In five days time we are jetting off to Fiji for a week. We’re staying at an island resort and our holiday package includes a variety of great activities. I have a lot to do before then so I probably won’t feel excited until I’m actually sitting on the plane. As mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, the reason for this little holiday is because on 31 May 2024 I will turn 60. I decided that I…

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New Zealand

NZ Trip: Oamaru and Lake Tekapo

I’m continuing on with our road trip around the south island of New Zealand in May/June last year. It was a three week trip so too much to cover in one post, hence several posts and more to come yet! If you haven’t seen…

May 15, 2024
Happy Birthday

May – the month of birthdays!

May is always a busy month of birthdays around here. I think I’ve written about this fact many times on the blog but this year I’m feeling more reflective than previous years. May 1 – was my father-in-law’s birthday (deceased now) and is my…

May 8, 2024
Dunedin New Zealand

NZ Trip: Dunedin

DAY 13 (25 May 2023) This morning we had breakfast at our accommodation at Te Anau followed by a quick look around town, and then we were on the road again headed to our destination for the next two nights. Buckle yourselves in –…

May 1, 2024

Finding a connection at the nail salon

Today’s post is one of those ones that are like a chat over a coffee with some friends. I need to get more NZ trip posts done but lack the energy. Those posts require a lot of energy as there are a lot of…

April 24, 2024

Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FED)

If you’ve been reading posts here at Write of the Middle for some time, you might remember that in June 2022 I had eye surgery. I had Bilateral Cataract Extraction and Intraocular Lens Implants. What I didn’t tell you in that post was that…

April 17, 2024

Settlement Day

Today, April 10 2024, is settlement day. It’s significant because from this day on our family home is no longer ours (all going well). Please bare with me. I’m a very sentimental thing and I have to pay homage to my family home. It’s…

April 10, 2024
Doubtful Sound

NZ Trip – Te Anau and Doubtful Sound

DAY 12 (24 May 2023) Another big day today that started with breakfast at the lodge where we’re staying Te Anau Lodge’ – you can read more about where we stayed in this post. The lodge itself is a 1936 relocated former convent –…

April 3, 2024
Stradbroke Island

Taking Stock – March 2024

Hello everyone – I’m back! A huge thank you to Deb of Deb’s World and Sue of Women Living Well After Fifty for hosting #WWWhimsy for the past three weeks when I needed to drop the blogging ball for a while. I can’t seem…

March 20, 2024

UPDATED: Guest Hosts for #WWWhimsy for an indefinite period!

UPDATE – 27 FEBRUARY 2024  In addition to being sick with an infection, Mum has had a fall and broken her hip. She was admitted to hospital on Friday 22/2/24 and had surgery on the Sunday that followed. I am spending most of my…

February 22, 2024

GUEST POST: 5 Sweet and Savoury Recipes with Zucchini

Please enjoy this delicious guest post by Sam from The Annoyed Thyroid. Thank you so much Sammie! Ciao for now, Hello everyone. Sam here stepping in for Min with all the zucchini deliciousness. These gourds may be green but they’re not mean! Zucchini is…

February 21, 2024