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I Live in Porirua and enjoy running, keeping fit and writing rhyming poetry. You can visit my blog and leave me a message if you like.

Something is wrong

I knew something was wrong with today, not the rain, not the messy house, not the covid restrictions.

It’s mid afternoon and I haven’t had CHOCOLATE yet.



Just some silly forms

I have updated some of my forms so here they are. Have fun filling them out if you wish. These forms are completely anonymous unless you put your details into the form and submit it.

About your boss.

Contact Information (if you wish to exchange contact information with me.

Would you like to…? (A silly form for ladies who wish to meet me…yeah right!)

Life, the universe and everything.

A question of love. (a stretch of the imagination, for those ladies who may wish to have a relationship with me other than very distant almost friends – which is standard for me)

Sci-Fi Excerpt

This is an excerpt from the second book in the Sci-Fi trilogy that I am working on. I am currently writing the second book and storyboarding the second and third books.

“That sounds like a sensible plan, we’ll meet with you all as soon as we can. Don’t forget to check out the loaders foot controls, they have spikes so that you can lock them to the ground. They also have a global positioning lock,” Jim advised.

“Wendy,” Sam interrupted, “How do you keep your hair looking so good?”

“Oh, thank you. I have been trying a new anti-tangle shampoo and after-wash conditioner. It’s good once you get used to it and it has a strawberry scent,” Wendy said, glad to be giving some advice.

“You must show us when you get a chance. What does a strawberry scent mean?” Sally asked, looking as puzzled as Sam.

“It means the product smells of strawberries, have a look in the pantry and try one, I’m sure that you will both like them,” Wendy was obviously happy to help Sam and Sally knowing that a lot of things would be unfamiliar to them. “I might have to try that hair treatment too,” Jillana said, coming to have a look at Wendy’s hair, “Ahh, do you mind if I touch your hair?” she asked, unsure of the human customs. 

“That’s ok, we do that all the time when we try new products,” Wendy said, making her feel more at ease. Jillana felt her own hair (which fell over her shoulders to the bottom of her ribcage covering some of her cybernetic parts, it appeared straggly and unkempt by comparison) and then Wendy’s rubbing it between her fingers. By now the commanders had finished their discussion and watched with interest along with everyone else. Jillana lifted some of Wendy’s hair to her nose and sniffed gently.

“What’s it like?” Sam asked.

“It’s very soft and smells nice,” Jillana replied, sounding a little excited.

“Why are they all discussing hair?” James asked.

“Susan isn’t, how come you’re not discussing hair?” Nehill asked her.

“What’s wrong with my hair?” Susan asked, giving Nehill a menacing look.

“It’s best to let women discuss it and not say anything that may upset them,” Marble said, remembering the last time he had said something about Sapphite’s hair and regretted it.

“It seems our three races have that in common,” the General said, also remembering an unfortunate incident.

“I didn’t say anything,” Nehill protested, “Susan’s hair looks fine.”

“Thank you Nehill. I’m trying one of last year’s products so I might change soon,” Susan said looking at her own long hair.

“I’m going to find out what a strawberry is,” Jillana said as she headed off the bridge to find the pantry.

“Same,” Sam and Sally said, also heading off the bridge.

“Thanks Jim, we’ll see you both soon,” Wendy turned on the chair and went back to the group.

The men from the three races all looked at each other not wanting to be the first to mention anything about hair.

Christmas Special

Good Home Needed.

  • Can work unsupervised
  • Cheap to run
  • Mood – stable, happy, calm. Needs love and attention to maintain mood
  • Fully domesticated (and no toilet seat worries)
  • Save electricity, no electric blanket needed at night
  • Comes with own transport
  • Comes with a full set of coverings for every situation
  • Adapts to existing and new technologies quickly
  • Has built-in fitness routine
  • Will consume anything but prefers healthy food
  • Rehydrate with water only
  • Asking price $ – cheap. All offers considered

Ha, ha. Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

Morning run, Porirua

I belong to the Aurora Harrier club and since we are a small club we keep meeting and running during the lockdown. The track we went up from Camp Elsdon has 2 options; one is a zig-zag that is 6km, the other is 1.75km but there is a catch – it had 711 stairs before you reach the top. We decided to take the stairs!! In the view out to sea you can spot the South Island of New Zealand. Today was a perfect day, sometimes you are in the clouds and sometimes it’s so windy that you can barely stand up. Today there were cows on the track and sheep with young lambs on the nearby hills.

What I live With

Radioulna Synostosis

When I was growing up I didn’t  think of myself as being any different to other children until I went to intermediate. It didn’t make a difference to the things that I did at school and nobody noticed (as they still don’t) that I have to do some things a little awkwardly. At college I dare not tell anybody that I was different as I would have been picked on for it.

It wasn’t until I started work and left home that I realised how difficult life was going to be with my arms that way they are.

Continue reading What I live With

House Trained

I was going through my socks the other day and found a pair of my running socks that I hadn’t worn for a while. I put one on and was thinking how comfortable it was when I noticed a small hole starting in the toe. “I wonder why I haven’t worn these for so long” I thought to myself.

Oh that’s why. I also remembered that I had another sock that needed sewing so I darned the socks and fixed a dolls dress for a charity shop that had a tare in it. 


Well who ever said guys can’t sew and be house trained? Now I have another pain of running socks to wear to add to the list of socks that I have had to fix recently. This has saved me lots of money. Wish I could thank my mum for teaching me to sew.

Ration Challenge

Michelle and I are taking part in the Ration Challenge, it’s for a week (17th to the 24th of June) You can sponsor me if you like, your prayers and thoughts will be appreciated.  (click here to find out about it)

This is from the Ration Challenge Co-Founder Kaz:

Last year, I sponsored myself $144 – enough to send a child to school for two months. Education is really important to me and I feel privileged to have studied at a great high school and attended university. Since the war broke out many Syrian children have not been able to go to school at all.

I’ve visited the Ration Challenge’s education program in Jordan that your Ration Challenge fundraising helps to make possible. I saw firsthand just how important it is for Syrian children living in the camps. The local schools are full and the informal classes run by our partner are the only education some of these kids have access to.

The program helps kids learn the skills they need to thrive academically in the future, and importantly, allows them to discover a part of childhood that war so cruelly took away from them. In class, they play, learn and have fun with their friends (like kids are supposed to!) – in an environment designed to help them deal with their trauma.

IP Rating, what does it mean?

IP (Ingress Protection).

Yes that’s what the “IP” stands for.

In Brief – The first number following the “IP” is a Solid Particle Protection rating, the second number is a Liquid Ingress Protection rating. See below for the ratings and what they mean. I have also included the IP rating letters that can appear at the end of the rating number. Continue reading IP Rating, what does it mean?