Saturday, August 9, 2014

Wellington Women's Expo and thoughts

This weekend (August 9th and 10th) was the Wellington Women's Expo an event run by Peacock Promotions Ltd. It was open between 10am to 5pm each day. At the TSB Arena. Entry cost $10 p/person ($5 on Sunday with a voucher). There was also an optional $20 Goodies Bag. 

I went along both days. Saturday felt busier, but then I did go (with a friend) in the afternoon. Sunday was a little slower, but still had good crowds. On Saturday I went along with Neil and then on Sunday with Dan and a skeptic friend. 

Some key things I took home from the expo; 
(other than the Goody bag which I'll go into in detail below)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Postage, couriers

One of the downsides to living in an apartment is that with a shared lobby where the letterboxes are is that local post-people and couriers won't leave packages - even if the parcel has a message on it which says to do so! Worse is the couriers who deliver weekly packages to your building but won't keep the door code/ access code on file, even though they come in every week! (*Sigh*)
Today the problem is that the courier won't call to advise the parcel has arrived, and that they don't have access (so can't leave a card for you in the mail box), even though your phone number is right there on the parcel! I swear that the local courier and post-person is out to annoy me sometimes. Hehe.

Then again I know that "they're just doing their job, following the protocol and policies..."
But it is frustrating.

I had an email from the sender, saying they had been told by the local courier (here) that the parcel had had a card to collect/call left, but I have not seen one since my last parcel arrived! I swear they had no access. It is a mixture of annoyance at the sender for not including all information on the address ticket, and the courier for not knowing the door codes (even though they're here - weekly at least) *Apparently it is against company policy for them to know door access codes.*

Still, it is super annoying.

Thankfully I'm still working only casually, so I have a bit of time to go down and talk to the lovely people at the local post shop to get things moving, but it's still a pain. That time I could be spending on doing actual worthwhile things. (Like catching up on laundry - it never seems to end, doing chores, shopping for groceries, or something fun like dancing around in the living room! - With loud blaring music off the TV station.)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Conflict and Aggression

With the conflict in Gaza and Israel recently and the death rates rising every day. The peace talks that result in a "cease fire" which never seems to last as long as they promise it will. . . Has me thinking about conflict and aggression in general.

  That small thing that bugs you to no end. 

That little pesky annoyance that just grinds your gears. 

That person that just constantly pushes your buttons, even though you've talked to them numerous times about them not to do so, yet they persist. 

That irritation you feel about something not being quite right even if you can't lay your finger on exactly why it isn't right. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Blogging!

3 years and 5 months ago I started this blog. {Way back in 2010} Now look how it's changed and adapted to suit my life and what's happening now. I've gone from writing about the Pacific and Literature (university studies!) to my life experiences. The day to day. The real life 'stuff' that's happening to me.

I went from joking about 'crushes' and my love life, and loving being single to this... Relationship. Seriousness. Living in an apartment. From living with a group of friends, to living with my boyfriend and one flatmate. Times have changed. And time has definitely flown by super fast!

It feels like only yesterday that I was diagnosed with Baker's Lung. (It also feels like only yesterday I was saying goodbye to Mike.)

It is INSANE how much has changed in the past 3 years, nearly 3 and a half actually.

In a little over a month I'll be 26.... Where have my 20's gone?!

I'm definitely not the same girl I was when I graduated High school.
Not the same girl I was when I decided to pack up and move to the city, to start University.

Crazy to think it's already four and a half years and I have still not graduated yet.

Good things take time.
A lot of time.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Nails it's the small things

I've been thinking about how it's the small things that really make the day a good one, or a bad one. It is almost like the little things really matter, and then some days we don't notice the little things so much.

Today I spent most of the day waiting for the courier. It's annoying that I have to be here. A real test of my patience. But it's going to be good. New things. Changes. All good things.

The little things, like my nails are growing more....
[More after the jump]

Friday, August 1, 2014

My Child Free Life

Happy International Child Free Day to all my Child Free friends! (Including myself and Dan...)
Today: August 1st is Child Free Day. 
The one day each year we are recognised for being awesome and being Child Free! 

According to Wikipedia it all started back in the 1970's when a group of lovely folks formed a group of Non Parents and declared August 1st to be Non-Parents Day (today - I - and many others call it Child Free Day). It's a day to celebrate not being parents. 

How cool is that? 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Updates: of Health & Work or rather the lack thereof.

So I haven't been great at writing this year. I've been busy with things going on - Facebook group admin work on a number of groups (closed and open) they're all fun in their own ways. The topics that come up are entertaining and can be time consuming to solve. 
It's a great test of my patience (I test others patience too! I am sure) as well as for my problem solving
skills. Honestly it isn't all fluffy puppies and butterflies.

More after the jump.