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Life

Problem Drinking: That Little Voice

I’d had a big day. Not necessarily a bad day, just an eventful one.

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Sports

Roller Derby: I Passed!

So it appears in my last post that I was wrong. I said that I did not expect to pass the Fresh Meat course as I was having trouble getting the basics down. I’ve discussed over the last few weeks how I’ve struggled with crossovers and said that the requirement to do 17 laps in […]

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Sports

Roller Derby: Mastering Those Skills (Or Not)

So Weeks Four and Five of fresh meat are done. I’m coming to the tail end of my first fresh meat course. I have a perma-bruise on my right thigh that I keep swearing at because while it is there and sore, it will not go purple and gnarly. For some perverse reason I want […]

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Sports

Roller Derby: The Half Way Point of Fresh Meat

Week three has come and gone. I’m now half way through my fresh meat course and things have improved from last week, thankfully. On with the recap!

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Sports

Roller Derby: This Time I Cried

Hello and welcome to week two of “Cesy tries roller derby.” As you may notice by the title, it was not the most successful week. Blow by blow recap of what went on begins below.

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Sports

Roller Derby: The Beginning

On Sunday, I strapped eight wheels to my feet and attempted to stand up. Yes that’s right, I am attempting to become a derby girl. I should say from the outset that I am really a terra firma girl. Skis and I never got on well, and as I got older, ice skating just got […]

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Just for Fun

What I Watched Last Night: When The Hosts Are Dicks

Most evenings, Mr. Cesy and I snuggle into bed, pull out a laptop and watch something before going to sleep (sssh, I know this bad but it works for us!). We’re huge fans of food shows and British shows. At the moment, the favourites on our night time rotation are Good Eats and Top Gear.

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Travel

New Zealand: A Crash Course

Today I’m following in the lovely Juniper’s footsteps and providing a crash course on New Zealand. I know a lot of Persephoneers have expressed an interest in visiting New Zealand one day, so here are a few things that are handy to know.

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Ladyguides

Oh God, I Have to See a Lawyer: What You Should Know

As hard as we try to not to get ourselves in trouble, sometimes we find ourselves in sticky situations and end up needing to seek expert advice in the form of a lawyer. If you haven’t seen a lawyer before, it can be downright frightening and intimidating to do so. The following is an attempt […]

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Style

An Ode to Nail Polish

In the last year, I have become one of many. I have begun to adore collecting little bottles full of bright colours and slathering them on the ends of my fingers. I adore choosing between those little bottles, between the glitter, the jellies, the creams.  That’s right; I have an addiction to nail polish. This […]

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Perspectives

The Trials of a Woman Lawyer

Hi, my name is Cesy, I am a woman and I am a lawyer. Since I began practicing eight months ago, I’ve had a glimpse of how hard it can be to be a woman lawyer and I wanted to share what I’ve seen and heard with you all. It appears that the lot of […]

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Veg*

Cesy’s Zucchini Fritters

I went out into my garden recently and discovered my two zucchini plants had absolutely gone bananas again. They were groaning in delicious sweet vegetables. Mr. Cesy was away for the weekend, so I decided it was time to make my favourite vegetarian dish: zucchini fritters.

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Perspectives

Binge Drinking: It’s My Problem

Recently, I was lucky enough to go and see Hall and Oates in concert at a winery. It was a gorgeous sunny day, I met some fantastic people and I had a great time with my parents, Mr. Cesy, and a good friend. We also enjoyed the product of the winery. Over the period of […]

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History

Badass Ladies of History: Kate Sheppard

In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant universal suffrage for women over 21. The woman who led the way for this to occur was Kate Sheppard, who is a true Badass Lady of History.

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Perspectives

When You’re a Lucky One: Surviving a Killer Earthquake

On February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand was struck by a destructive 6.3 earthquake that killed 181 people. Mr. Cesy and I were living in Christchurch at the time. This is my account of what it was like to try and deal with something so catastrophic. Mr. Cesy and I […]