10 Things to Tell You #2

This is a mini-series hosted by @laura.tremaine on IG. I’ve chosen to post my responses here & I hope you’ll play along.

#2 – SOMEONE WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME IS…my partner’s mother, Carol, and earlier on, my besties mum, Alison. Both are strong, upright, loving Christian women. Unfortunately my biological mother has some issues, and my stepmother a few more, so it wasn’t until I was 22 & became serious with Si that I learnt how to parent unconditionally. I do struggle (teens!!!) but as yet, I’ve never chased one with a carving knife…

10 Things to Tell You #1

This is a mini-series hosted by @laura.tremaine over on Instagram & on her blog, https://www.10thingstotellyou.com/about/ I do listen to Laura & Meg’s podcast “Sorta Awesome Show” every now and again (usually in my summer as I potter about outside) & her solo-ish podcast, The Smartest Person in the Room is fascinating. I’m following these prompts on the blog as a) I can schedule and b) I think this is a really cool idea. Play along!

#1 – I GREW UP…my earliest memories are a combination of gardening with Gran at their home in Fantail Grove, Upper Hutt; feeding baby lambs at the farm in Lumsden and playing at the house we moved to in Otumoetai, Tauranga, when I was around 3 ½. I lived in Tauranga until I was nine, when my mother accepted a job offer at Greenlane Hospital in Auckland. I’ve lived in Auckland almost continually since, and all over the city.

Sharing is Caring: Smartest Person podcast

As you know, I listen to quite a few podcasts. One of them is Sorta Awesome, which is made by Megan Tietz & features some regular co-hosts. I love the ridiculous and interesting bits that make up this podcast, and it’s always good to look for the little awesomes in your life (and I am NOT talking kids here. Not).

cover170x170Anyways, Laura Tremaine now has her own podcast, Smartest Person in the Room. It’s available thru iTunes and the android app Podcast Addict (so I’m sure it’s available elsewhere).

Description : Laura Tremaine is not the smartest person in the room, but she knows someone who is. Driven by her belief that we all learn, grow, and become better when we surround ourselves with people who are smarter than us, she’ll take you along to meet people who are brilliant in their fields. With the casual tone of the best dinner party conversation you’ve ever had, Smartest Person in the Room offers fascinating, funny, and thought-provoking learning you won’t want to miss!