On Wednesday, I noticed what I thought were some super painful under the skin pimples forming on my eyebrow and nose. Later that day, I noticed two lymph nodes in my jaw line had become swollen, but they weren’t either of the ones that usually swell when I’ve done too much (yep, a select few of my lymph nodes will swell JUST BECAUSE!).

Ever dated someone just because you could rather than because you had any actual interest in them? I did that and it became the source of my greatest regret in life. This is a cautionary tale. 😂 So, the story goes… I met this guy online (I think on MySpace). He lived somewhat locally…

I have been learning Dutch for about four and a half years now. Normally, the average person would be at least close to fluent in a language in that amount of time, but of course, I’m not the average person. It took me 4 years to finish my 3-year degree, 2 years to finish my 1-year postgraduate diploma, and 2 years to finish…

In honour of it being what should have been the day of the second of the two concerts I had lined up before the Coronavirus Catastrophe™ commenced, I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve been listening to a lot lately. No, I won’t include Devin Townsend, because that’s a given. And yes, there is definitely a theme here.

I am #highriskcovid19. Although I don’t have any of the specifically named illnesses that have been observed in the majority of COVID-19 deaths (unless you count obesity), I am a less-than-proud owner of an immune system which can only be described with the very Kiwi term of ‘pākaru’.

In my last post, I mentioned a couple of times that I had started a weight loss journey in 2018. This is my story. I am incredibly lucky in that my weight loss story doesn’t begin like most others. I’ve never struggled with my weight. In fact, I was teased a little for being tall and slim up until puberty…

It’s truly peculiar how someone can go from being quite the prolific blogger to having absolutely no idea where to start. Yes, it has been a while. Let’s start there. I’ve been gone from the blogosphere for what feels like a decade (but maybe that’s just 2020 being a whole ass decade in itself).