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I love a good list… Here are 5 things I want to share with the world… <3

After what has seemed like a massive move and struggle to establish ourselves in The City of Sails I have learnt a lot, struggled a lot, smiled a lot, laughed a lot and eaten a lot.  There are so many things that I want to share with you all but I have whittled it down […]

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A letter to my… Martha

Dear Martha, Over the past year I have gotten to know you differently.  I am now your full time carer.  At the mall the other day I repeated Mum 5 times and I couldn’t get your attention.  But when I said Martha, you turned and smiled at me.  Your smile made me happy and sad. […]

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My part one… (talking about depression)

Tonight I got to hang out with an amazing group of human beings, every Monday and Tuesday I am fortunate enough to spend my time with the Nga Rangatahi Toa crew guiding them through a gathering of knowledge, learning and creation process.  It has been one of the most intense/interesting/challenging three weeks I have experienced […]

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Chit chat…

Recently I wrote the post “A lot changes in three short weeks” this was about my shock at how much had changed and what had changed for Martha.  These past three weeks that I have spent with her have been equally as hard as my initial shock. Martha constantly talks, and for those of you […]

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A lot changes in three short weeks…

The past three weeks I have been off adventuring the world.  It was an interesting time away and I learnt a lot about loneliness and alone-ness, but I will write more on that later. This is about Me, Martha and our journey with Alzheimers I am fortunate to have an amazing group of friends in […]

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A delusion to start the day…

The alarm goes off at 7:30am. “Mum it’s time to get up.” She leans up, surprised. “Did you know about those people that were being mean to me, that was Peter and Clare they rung me.  They are very upset and telling those peoples the truth.  Those people were saying I’m a bad person, but […]

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Wellbeing, Round12 and Tania Barry

By the end of October 2013 I felt utterly defeated, I was four months into being the sole career for Mum.  I had lost a parent.  I had packed/cleaned/moved/sold a house.  I had relocated Mum to Christchurch.  I was working a full time job I no longer enjoyed.  I was making poor eating choice, not […]

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