Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inspiration - it's everywhere

Anything can inspire you.  Take the first step to an eventful life. Thanks to for this photo.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tap into your potential

Eve's first tap dancing steps
It's good for the soul to try new things, especially when they are fun. As well as having a laugh, it feels fabulous to take on new challenges or to have a go at something you've always wanted to do.

When Eve was a kid, she wanted to become a tap dancer. Unfortunately, her Mum didn't think it was ladylike or proper. But, since when has Eve ever been either of those things?  However, this was in the early days when her Mum thought there was some hope for a different outcome. 

So, Eve was forced to ballet classes, instead.  It became a battle of wills between Eve and the ballet mistress as to who was going to break first.  It only took 3 weeks and it was, of course, the ballet mistress.  Eve's mother was summoned and told to take her unruly child away.  Was Eve allowed to take up tap dancing then?  No. Sad, but true!

However, Eve is now making up for lost time.  After 3 weeks, she still hasn't been thrown out of class. Maybe there's hope that she can become a cool cat at dancing?

You make me feel like...


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Travel Writer in Residence

Zell an der Mosel (copyright Eventful Woman 2011)

Eventful Woman will be revealing all about why the 21st Century travel writer needs to become an internet entrepreneur and how the Internet and blogging offers more opportunities and far less frustration than traditional outlets for travel writers. 

Where: Heritage Auckland, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland central

When: Wednesday 23 May, 6 - 8pm

Cost: $25 Travcom members / $35 non-Travcom members (includes nibbles and a drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter).

RSVP: By Monday 21 May, email Helen Davies (Sorry, no door sales on the night)

Eventful Woman was a travel writer-in-residence in Zell an der Mosel (Zell), in the Mosel Valley, Germany, from early October to early November 2011.

To read what she got up to in Zell an der Mosel Click here

She arrived just in time for the Zell new wine festival (Federweissenfest) on 7 – 9 October and ate a huge number of slices of the traditional spicy onion cake (Zwiebelkuchen) that accompanies this new wine.

She stayed in a one-bedroom apartment in My Europe Base, which had wonderful views of the Mosel River and the vineyards.  It is a perfect spot for travelling Kiwis and Aussies who need a base-camp in Europe. 

Want to find out about Eventful Woman's latest adventure? Her free e-newsletter leaps into your email in-box every two weeks. If you want it, please send an email with "Eventful Woman newsletter" in the subject line. 

Monday, April 02, 2012

Book launch on Multi-Coloured Mayhem Day

Louise Inglis

Louise Inglis is launching a book today for Multi-Coloured Mayhem Day.

Louise began a journal seven years ago when faced with uncertainly over the health of her youngest son, Kevin.  His was a difficult birth and soon after, Louise and husband Michael felt that Kevin was very different to his older brother, Matthew, when he was the same age. Some difference between siblings is not unusual, but Kevin was different to most other babies, too.

At thirteen months, Kevin was diagnosed with autism, and over the next five years, Louise and Michael and Kevin’s older brother Matthew were forced to adjust to additional obstacles, including epilepsy, and a life radically different from that which they had ever imagined.

Book cover for Happiness in his Eyes

Happiness in his Eyes is Louise’s story of the first seven years with her son Kevin.

Louise is Eventful Woman's Eventful Person for April. Click here to discover how Louise overcame restless nights, worry and uncertainly to write. If you have a goal to write a book but don't think you have the time, then here's your chance to discover how she did it.  Louise includes her top tips and ideas for anyone who wants to write.

Multi-Coloured Mayhem Day is New Zealand's name for World Autism Awareness Day.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hula dancing makes you happy

Queenlee and other happy hula dancers
Queenlee invited all of us to "Smile with your hips".  We sure did, including smiling all over our dials.

Eventful Woman and 12 others swung through several hula moves with the irrepressible Queenlee. It was an hour of fun, fitness and feeling fabulous. Rarely have I seen a group of women enjoy exercise so much.

Hot Hula is low impact and suitable for most ages and any body shape. Your abdominals will get a good work out and so will your well-being. 

To answer the question I posed last week: Does hula dancing make your sexy? Yes, I felt HOT at the end of the class (in more ways than one!) Anything that can make women feel good about themselves without needing bucket-loads of expensive 'beauty' products or fretting about shoes and handbags, has got to be great.

Bring a lava lava (sarong), a water bottle and $10 for your lesson with Queenlee on Sundays at high noon. Venue: the Piritahi Marae, Tahatai Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.

Leave your designer shoes at home and go barefoot.

Eve's hot hula (?)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Does hula dancing make you sexy?

Image from Michael  Gelen©, Inkwell  Studios

As you know, Eve is fearless in the face of a challenge. This weekend she will rigorously test hula dancing to see if it makes her sexy. (Should that be MORE sexy?) Watch this space.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Falling is not the hard part

Taking a tumble off the unicycle
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. When you try something new you might stumble or take a tumble. Take it from me... that's not the hard part. I tried learning to ride a unicycle this week.  It was harder than I thought and the ground was very hard, too. However, the hardest part was getting the confidence to try again when I failed.

Whatever you are doing, if you fall or stumble get back in the saddle as soon as possible. You'll be surprised at what you can achieve if you keep trying. Click here to find out what happened once I had another go at that unicycle.

Try something new every week

Eve learning to ride a unicycle
They say a change is as good as a rest! So, try something different rather than the 'same old, same old' every week. Your mind and life will be energised if you regularly try something new. Nothing beats the feeling of knocking off a challenge, whether scary or just a break from your usual routine.

Learning to ride a unicycle might not be for everyone.  However, it doesn't matter what you try as long as you give it a go.  Even reading a book by a new author or driving a different way to work can jump-start your brain into viewing life and work with a fresh perspective.