Saturday, 10 February 2018

Twenty eight years

Happy 28th Anniversary 

Marriage is a lot like riding a bike ...

You have to invest lots of energy to keep going .

Look after each other; a well oiled and maintained bike will ride more smoothly and change gear easily

Explore, enjoy new adventures and appreciate the old routes.

Don’t just be fair weather riders , brave the rain and storms, for sunshine and rainbows  will follow if you hang in there

Endure the obstacles and mountains , the hill climb may be long and you won’t always see what is ahead . Ride together with passion, love and forgiveness to reap the rewards of the downhills!

Keep pedalling down the road of life to reach the destination together - same goals -remember you are on the same team.

If you make it to end of the trail and have survived the bumps and flat tyres - fist pump ! 


Life doesn't always go as planned , sometimes the storms come to clear the path not disrupt life. We've seen more than our fair share of storms. Just saying ...

28th wedding anniversary gift from my hubstar.

It was such a thoughtful gift with my new love of all things cycling.

Plus 120 pegs because you can never have enough pegs 

Still love his wicked sense of humour.

I did not write this just a friend posted it to Facebook yesterday and I thought it was worth copying and passing's very true and the timing is perfect.

For some people so eager to call it quits and throw in the towel on your relationships because everything isn’t “perfect” is some food for thought.
Lifelong commitment is not what most people think it is. It's not waking up every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed until both of you fall asleep, peacefully, at night. It's not a clean home filled with laughter and lovemaking, everyday.
It's someone who steals all the covers. It's slammed doors and a few harsh words, at times. It’s stubbornly disagreeing and giving each other the silent treatment until your hearts heal...and, then...forgiveness!
It's coming home to the same person, everyday, that you know loves and cares about you in spite of (and because of) who you are. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. 
It's about dirty laundry and unmade beds WITHOUT finger pointing. It's about helping each other with the hard work of life! It's about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud.
It's about eating the easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at 10 p.m. to eat because you both had a crazy day. 
It's when you have an emotional breakdown and your Love lays with you and holds you and tells you everything is going to be okay...and you BELIEVE them. It's about still loving someone even though, sometimes, they make you absolutely insane.

Living with the person you love is not perfect...sometimes it's hard; but it's amazing and comforting and one of the BEST things you'll ever experience.

Go ahead and share a picture of the person you love and copy and paste this as your status. Make their day...and yours! ❤️

Then there is always Therapy to help if you are struggling !!! 

PS My sincere thoughts go to those both who wish to experience ‘this’ and for those whom their marriage / relationship had their own reasons for ending. Namaste 🙏



Tuesday, 9 January 2018


... represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. This gesture is an acknowledgement of the soul in one by the soul in another. 
“Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you.
I still have trouble hearing and saying it .

New Year . 
New Me.

I saw someone on my Facebook feed sharing Yoga with Adriene.

So I started with 1 of the 30 days of TRUE and I was hooked .

I've attended a few Yoga classes at the gym in the past and I'm still a beginner .
Extending myself is a new journey.

Having just finished Day 8 of daily Yoga with Adriene, at home, I am so grateful I found her channel. I can't wait for each daily email.

Adriene is 
a great teacher , easy going and natural. Complete with her dog, Benjy - a Blue Cattle (Blue Heeler) she is entertaining and light.

It's never to late to begin! It's free and anyone can join in on the action!

Daily practice makes progress ! I look forward to more progress, strength and 
stretch. I hope I can keep the journey going .


Do you enjoy Yoga ?

Monday, 8 January 2018

I've never been the girl that's had the five year plan

So this memory popped up today.

It seems so long ago.

Five years ago - my goal was not to die.
Not that I had any control .

I had choices to stay as 'well' as I could and so far it's working. I work at it.

Funny that I enjoy her music and love her name. There are not many famous women named Trisha !
I have travelled so far since then.
Plans ? I have a few ongoing and yet I never tick everything off my list.

I'm better at one year plan. I can't even ...

five years ?

The first item on my list which was to

1. Start a list.
Meanwhile I’ll be getting on with
2. Five kms activity daily (run; walk. paddle or ride)
3. 1018 You vs year Challenge
4. Bike 3018 kms year
5. Lose fat, gain muscle ? (leaving this open)
6. Reach 75 Parkruns
7. Newcrest Orange Cycle Challenge 70kms
8. Gear up Girl 80kms Ride
9. Sign up for a Zoo 2 Zoo ride
10. 1 sec day app
11. In bed before 11pm 5 nights a week
12. BUG Ride once a month
13. Average 12,500 steps a day
14. Pink Triathlon
15. Volunteer x 2 month (parkrun, Meal on wheels or elsewhere)
16. Daily gratitude journal
17. Read 20 books : Listen 10 Audio books
18. One month Alcohol free

I'd be better trying to keep it simple.

Not everyone is blessed with more years - this also reminded me today how fragile life is . Take a moment to read Holly's final words. She passed away last week @27 yrs from a rare cancer called Sarcoma. I had a different Sarcoma too.

Are a five year plan kind of girl ? or guy ?

In my next 62 days

Dragon Boat Paddling Chinese New year with Breast Cancer Survivors (Dragons Abreast) in Feb.

In March : #7 & 8 plus a Gear up Girl ambassador ride this weekend.

Dragon Boat Paddling with Breast Cancer Survivors at National Dragon boating championships on Gold Coast is in between the two bike rides.

Use my code for discount at Gear Up Girl  : Trish10