Well hello there, so much has happened in the past 12 months I’m really not sure were to begin so I will start with why I have been absent from my blog for so long.
At the beginning of 2012 I had decided that I would start posting on a regular basis, however when I discovered a lump in my breast in February last year, I had no idea the direction my life would take. By March I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and had undergone a mastectomy followed by five months of chemotherapy and finally 25 sessions of radiotherapy. Ironically it was treatment for breast cancer which caused me to feel unwell prior to my diagnosis I was well and now that I have finished treatment I am feeling fantastic. I truly believe that treatment has been successful!
So long for now and we’ll catch up again real soon okay!
While this post may seem to be unrelated to my shoe fetish, it is about the footsteps in our family’s journey around these beautiful islands.
The youngest member of our household regularly participates in wananga (workshops for want of a better translation) learning the traditional art of Taiaha. Despite their shoeless state, the footwork from our young boys and men is beautiful, light as a feather. Thanks to Te Tohu o Tu and the men who take the time to teach our boys and young men.
Watch the video on You tube, from a proud mama to one of the participants.
Well… after mucH ummmming and arrrrrring and wracking of brains I have cHanged tHe name of my blog from
‘Our SHakey Isles’ to Hel on Heels. THe new title is much more reflective of one of the tHings I enjoy.
Ok, to be completely Honest I don’t just like sHoes I love sHoes!!! Obsessed by shoes, Addicted to Heels, The Higher the Heel, tHe more i love tHem oh yes. AnytHing tHat can transform my 164cm (5′ 4″) frame towards celestial Heights, was made for me baby!
So welcome to my journey around tHese beautiful sHores, in tHe most gorgeous sHoes with High Heels wHich I can find.
mucH love to you all
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
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.
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
Nau mai haere mai! Welcome to Our Shaky Isles, Aotearoa New Zealand. We’ve had a shaky 14 months here in Otautahi, Christchurch.
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!