Curiosity kills the cat.. uuhh, sheep???

Curiosity kills the cat.. uuhh, sheep???

I never really understood this proverb. You? Yes, I know what it means. It’s when people attempt to stop someone asking unwanted questions. But why is a cat killed by curiosity? That puzzles me. So curious as I am, I went out to explore the true reason. And this is...
Yeah nah! I have to think about it

Yeah nah! I have to think about it

Sometimes you just want to think things over. Not rushing into something. When Victor and I shifted back from Christchurch to Nelson, we didn’t want to rush into buying a house or looking for a rental home. So we decided to live in a motorhome and enjoy housesitting...
The One Thing I Truly Regret

The One Thing I Truly Regret

Today I read something that touched my heart AND something that made me so angry. Which one do you like to hear first? Let’s start with my warm heart. 💖 I read a story about a woman, called Lesley, who never started her business. She never stepped in, because she was...
Slow, Slow, Slow!

Slow, Slow, Slow!

Yay, we are on the road again for the weekend. Enjoying some days in nature close to the Pelorus river. Have you seen the Hobbits movie Desolation of Smaug? The Pelorus river and the bridge, between Nelson and Blenheim, are the filming locations of the barrel scene....
How to Keep Everything in Your Business Organised

How to Keep Everything in Your Business Organised

“Help! My notes, ideas and to-do lists for my business are all over the place. Notes on different pieces of paper, in Evernote on my phone, in a notebook I carry along in my bag, in Word documents saved on the desktop or in folders, etc. etc.” “And then, of course, I...
Green Drinks Today :-)

Green Drinks Today :-)

Today no story, because I’m off to the Green Drinks event organised by the Sustainable Business Network here in Nelson. So, I gathered some interesting ‘Green Your Business’ articles for you. Some older, some new, and always relevant:...
Dutch as

Dutch as

It was a very rainy, grey day in Picton, a town on the north coast of the South Island, in New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to the islands and inlets of the stunning Marlborough Sounds. But today even the palm trees looked miserable over the water. It was one of...
Making Time for Luck

Making Time for Luck

I must admit, the title is not mine. I discovered it because I made time for luck today 🙂 Early this morning, my love Victor and I hopped in our motorhome, leaving for Kaikōura. Victor is working for a project there, and I come along to keep him company, to enjoy...
Whhaaatt? Oh no! How awful!

Whhaaatt? Oh no! How awful!

Bang! I threw them all in the recycling bin. I only used one of them once. But oh no, never again. What happened? Well, I needed a new set. So I thought, why not buy that well-known brand? The reviews were great, the looks were good. Must be great value for my money....
Dizzy and Numb

Dizzy and Numb

I’m stepping outside on the deck and there he is. Just sitting quietly. I reach out my hand. Slowly. Does he know I’m there? He still doesn’t move. I’m close now. Surprisingly, he allows me to touch him. Which he would never do in normal situations. He won’t even let...
Home again. And more on the road than ever!

Home again. And more on the road than ever!

Home again. And at the same time more on the road than ever! My love Victor and I shifted from Christchurch back home to our beloved Nelson. That’s on the South Island of New Zealand, by the way. Since then we have lived in a motorhome while housesitting in between....