April 2015 - 2017!!
I must have been really focussed on other things and kept my life full for the last 2 years as I haven't found time to update my website. I suppose many of you have seen what I've been up to on Facebook, but to sum up:
I have been putting more time and energy into bellydance and have achieved four Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance qualifications (see CV and dance page). Some of these were done as live courses and some online. The online training has given me written feedback and videos to keep as well as more global dance contacts, but nothing beats physically dancing with real people next to me. So I'm enjoying running evening GCTB dance courses in Whitianga now.
My successful McTimoney Therapy business has expanded to include me treating people with CranioSacral Therapy and Trauma Buster Technique as well as keeping my roots in the whole body alignment of McTimoney.
I am still posing for Michael Smitherís portrait of my head and neck. I'm doing this as a favour to him, but never realised it would take so long. Another chance to be a human being instead of a human doing I suppose for me.
Although these things continue to be part of my life, I do less clowning, diving, snorkelling, swimming, singing and walking now, because I prefer to dance! Next events are a June weekend with GCTB master teacher Christine in Rotorua and four days of fun and GCTB study in Auckland this September.
My daughter, Cara, moved back to the UK in September 2015 and we went to visit her and my parents there in 2016. We also went to a big Corcoran gathering on the Isle of Wight to celebrate my uncle having been a monk at Quarr Abbey for 50 years. This was followed by an early celebration of my father's 80th birthday
Alistair & I also continue to get away in the winter and meditate to keep life balanced. This year we have a month in Bali to look forward to. After work and coping with the slow recovery of a shoulder injury (better now ;-), I deserve to take it easy for most of August!