A year in moments #14 – Bleedin’ hell

The winter sun was shining on my face, feeling warm against the chill of the air, as I ran slowly up the hill. I was feeling a bit grotty, a bit sluggish, and it was good to get outside. I stopped to take a picture halfway up the hill, the view across the snow-capped mountainsContinue reading “A year in moments #14 – Bleedin’ hell”

A year in people #74 – Emma

“Tara! I need your help.” My friend Emma shouted from downstairs. “I think you need to call an ambulance.” She was staying with me after an operation in which a metal coil was put down the main (femoral) artery in her leg.  “I think something’s bleeding inside, it’s happened really quickly.” She lifted the coversContinue reading “A year in people #74 – Emma”

A night out…as a woman

Just in case anyone would like to know what it’s like being a woman on a night out, this is an account of last Saturday night out in a bar in Wellington. I’d suggest it’s not an uncommon experience for a lot of women, and one that most women might think when reading that’s not thatContinue reading “A night out…as a woman”