Took me 6 months in Cambodia, and I still wasn’t done.
Ok, here’s where I admit that, yes, I am a royal groupie. I’m one of the young women in America that is IN LOVE with everything about the royal family. I don’t debate and fight for the politics or anything like that. I like Will and Kate, the kids are the cutest ever, and I love that they set a great example for families and show a different side of the royal family. Prince Harry has changed so much since his party days, I think especially due to his military service. Then there’s the fact that he’s a “hot ginger”.
After spending a month training in Australia, Prince Harry hopped over to New Zealand for his first visit to the island. Wanganui (Whanganui), the city I moved to, just happened to be on the list of stops along the royal visit. He was greeted with traditional Maori dances and spoke to the crowd at Putiki Marea, then took a trip down the Wanganui River (first royal to paddle along it) in a waka. At 1pm, Prince Harry had afternoon tea with veterans at the War Memorial Center in town. So can we guess where I was during his 2:15pm walkabout/meet-and-greet?? Yup, you got it!! I was standing as close to him as I possibly could. He shook our hands, but before I could get an up close picture, we were pushed back for an ambulance to be brought through. Before the Prince came out, an elderly Maori Warden collapse and we were pushed back. It was so exciting and amazing to have seen him. I knew I moved to New Zealand just in time 😀
Definitely check @KensingtonPalace on twitter for more pictures and information.
Best video ever is Prince Harry performing the haka (war dance) that he learning in only 20 minutes.
Check out this awesome new blog I’m following because, you know, I wanna be a writer and such 😀
Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: From our readers: “How can I overcome writer’s block?”
Diane MacKinnon: I overcome writer’s block on a daily basis by saying to myself, “I’ll just write for five minutes and see what happens.” I give myself permission to write drivel because I know, from experience, that there’s always something in the drivel that I can use–and sometimes what I write isn’t drivel at all! And five minutes turns into ten or fifteen minutes, and sometimes it turns into an hour or two.
The most important thing for me is to take the pressure off. When I sit down at the blank page, I can’t think about the final draft, I have to focus on…
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I never wanted to have anything in my life that I couldn’t stand losing. But it’s too late for that. It’s not because you’re beautiful and smart. I don’t feel alone anymore. Will you marry me? Henry, Time Travelers Wife
This is a book I definitely recommend to everyone I meet. I think I’ve bought more copies of this book than any other to read or give as gifts. Henry is different from most boyfriends, especially since Clare first met him when she was 6 and he was 35, but married when Clare is 22 and Henry is 30/38. Confused? So were they, but that’s life. Confusion to be figured out together 🙂
This is all very true. People say that women talk to each other too much, well this gives a little hint as to what we’re actually learning from each other. I’d never give up my girlfriends.
1. That ‘not being like other girls’ isn’t a thing.
Back during the heady days in which I wore my Hot Topic tee-shirts proudly emblazoned with such unforgivable slogans as “You laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you’re all the same,” I was not like other girls. In my mind, “girls” were a squirming mass of heavily-applied makeup, vapid thoughts about The Bachelorette, and catty disputes over one another’s boyfriend. And it wasn’t until that I started embracing female friendship — beyond the two or three “best girls” whom I regarded as more the exception than the rule, as I preferred to “hang with the guys” — that I understood there was no such thing as “girls.” We are all people, complex and beautifully unique, and writing us all off in an effort to seem different is about as sad as you can get.
2. That Girl Love…
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With Mother’s Day approaching you are probably running around trying to find a last minute gift or perfectly sentimentally worded card to do the trick, but in addition to this there are several things to thank your mother for this Sunday. Here are 10 things to thank your mother for this Mother’s Day.
1. Thank you for all the sacrifices you’ve made.
From the perfect little body you may have lost to become pregnant with me. The grey hairs you grew from the stress I caused. The sleepless nights taking care of me when I was sick or upset and the time you’ve given to create the person I am today.
2. Thank you for allowing me to make my own mistakes.
Without making my own mistakes I could have easily just become a rebellion the moment I moved out and went to college, but thanks to you I was…
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