Long time … no post!

I really am a blog novice, struggling to post regularly, trying to figure out to upload photos and failing spectacularly! I mean I can’t figure out how to put spaces between the words in my title, and in fact I’ve not really put myself out in the blogosphere because of these deficiencies in style and form.

Despite the fact I haven’t managed to beautify my site in any way shape or form, I have decided to link to  my favourite woman in the blogworld, Sarah from  A Beach Cottage.

Reading her posts inspired me to begin my blog and  maybe this is as good as it going to get from me, but you know what I think you can’t improve unless you make a start and its early days for me yet.  Things will get better, I promise

Much love

Helen

Long time … no post!

Nga Mihi o Te Tau Hou – Happy New Year

http://www.just-spotted.com/2012/12/new-years-eve-in-orange-county-2/
http://www.just-spotted.com/2012/12/new-years-eve-in-orange-county-2/

Well, this is my first post for the new year, hope all is well in your part of the world.

I thought the worst of the aftershocks had finished however on 23rd December we had a good sized shake which means we’ve had really noticeable rock ‘n’ rollin of these shaky isles!

I’m actually looking forward to the day when I rename my site because the earth moving will no longer be at the top of my thoughts.

Anyway we had a lovely start to the new year with a bbq with family and friends sharing food, laughter and spinning a few yarns.

love Helen

Nga Mihi o Te Tau Hou – Happy New Year

Countdown to the holidays!

Well only 7 more days left at work and then its time for the holidays to begin.  Looking forward to a well earned break after a year that no one could have predicted, not even the ”moon man’ (predictor of earthquakes).

Anyway, today I was telling my children about this blog, the first question they asked me was who I was writing to and how many followers I had.  When I admitted I didn’t actually have any followers at this stage and in fact I wasn’t even certain anyone else had even read it, of course they all burst into hysterics.  Not quite the response I was expecting, anyway I told them my primary goal at the moment is to become familiar with posting and fine tuning the look of my site.

So if you have happened upon my posts, leave a comment so my children can eat a little humble pie –  your help in this endeavour will be ever so appreciated

Helen

 XOX

Countdown to the holidays!

Hello world!

Nau mai haere mai!  Welcome to Our Shaky Isles, Aotearoa New Zealand.  We’ve had a shaky 14 months here in Otautahi, Christchurch.

despite the havoc caused by the major earthquakes in Christchurch humour can be found in the rebuilding of our city
despite the havoc caused by the major earthquakes in Christchurch humour can be found in the rebuilding of our city

I’m quite excited to join the world of bloggers, one of my greatest stress release has been surfing the web and being inspired by awesome wahine (women) from around the world.

It seems despite cultural differences, and multi languages spoken (or written) we women all appear to have the same universal desire, to support our tamariki (children) to grow in a loving and nuturing environments.

The sisterhood of blogging has been calling me for quite some time and I am very happy to make this my first post

Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou – love and greetings to you all!

Hello world!