4. Sorting…

A spinoff from the changes ahead is that once again we’ve started the process of sorting through our life treasures and junk ( for CP deciding which is which!!) and getting rid of what we don’t need.  Fortunately we’ve also discovered this organisation called ElderlyAssist Ltd which supports older people with sorting, selling, transporting, storing, […]

5. And Life Goes On Around Us In Tāmaki Mākaurau:…

1. Te Wānanga – the new Waterfront… At long last the city,  Tāmaki Makaurau- Auckland,  is beginning to reflect its Māori origins, especially in the downtown area.  The waterfront development is a joint project involving Ngaati Whatua and Isthmus Architects.  The purpose of the development is better to connect the city centre to the harbour.  […]

1. Ageing is Damned Hard Work!

As two over-75-year-olds  we’ve become very aware of the challenges of ageing!  Instead of writing about the arts and other interesting aspects of our current privileged lives, we’ve decided to be forthright about some of the issues  we face, and our attempts to manage them creatively.   We are keen to make sure we keep body, […]

2. General Health and Fitness

We’ve decided to take a  proactive and preventative approach to our health, so we are getting ourselves checked out by professionals to make sure we can stay as fit a possible for as long as possible, and are less likely to become a burden on each other or a wider support circle.  Because of living […]

3. Exercise – body and mind

One of our big differences as a couple has always been our attitudes to exercise. Tanya says:  As someone blessed with relatively  good health and fitness most of my life, I have been startled to realise that I can no longer take my physical skills for granted! I already have two bionic hips and one […]

4. Managing Money Matters and More…

Since we began living together, we’ve always had wills- we’ve tended to update them before overseas trips in case a plane dropped us out of the sky together! – and arrangements for Enduring Powers of Attorney, in case of serious health or mental  fitness problems at some stage. At present, we’re working on ways of […]

5. …and what of the future?

    We are filled with gratitude that we are still both alive, loving and supporting each other, mostly  in good health, and able to enjoy life in this amazing country, Aotearoa. We specially appreciate the  tree-bordered streets and parks of Grey Lynn, the easy access to  interesting cultural activities and eating places , the […]

1. International Women’s Day and Month

A LIVELY WOMEN’S DISCUSSION “Level Up –Let’s change the World” (scheduled for International Women’s Day, but postponed because of Covid Lockdown) was an intergenerational discussion chaired with skill and empathy by Miriama Kamo.  It made an inspiring – and challenging- 7.30am start to the day on Wednesday 17 March at the Civic Club.  A diverse […]