A month in lock down – doing a whole lot of nothing!

Tomorrow Jacinda decides our fate, with New Zealand’s full lockdown ending (at the moment) next Wednesday at midnight. There is mounting pressure on the government to do more to help small businesses – and mounting unrest in the masses who are getting a bit tired of the very strict restrictions. Interesting statistic – 97% of businesses in New Zealand employ 20 or fewer staff and the government wage subsidy has so far covered 1.5 million staff wages. That is over 1/3 of the entire population of New Zealand.

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Gold Coast get away: well that didn’t quite go to plan!

This was the first time that I had left the COUNTRY and left the business. I knew, having been off for my knee replacement, that things would be ok, but Being in another country is a different matter when I cannot always be contacted if there is an emergency: would they cope?

Little did I know Ryding2Health was about to be tested in ways I couldn’t even imagine!

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The tough road of neuropathic pain

I seriously thought a knee replacement was the toughest thing I had ever done. I thought I was finally over it and that I could, at last, return to racing. It seems not.

A couple of weeks ago I started relatively suddenly with pretty major calf pain (in my other leg). It was so bad that I could barely walk more than 10 metres at a stretch before having to sit down. Following this, in addition I started getting pins and needles in my foot, then this escalated to more major pain making the skin on my foot very very sensitive to touch, throbbing and stabbing pain, constantly for no apparent reason: making walking near on impossible. Continue reading “The tough road of neuropathic pain”

Year 5 Summary: eligible for Citizenship!

I think this may well be our toughest year yet. And now I’m in a strange transit space between English and Kiwi. I don’t feel either. Each anniversary of the day I arrived is also the anniversary of Mums cancer diagnosis so each year I write this review also signifies the same amount of years since she grew her angel wings. Continue reading “Year 5 Summary: eligible for Citizenship!”