What Not To Do On Holiday

So… I dropped a bed on my foot.
My bare foot.

Not recommended.

Today, my gorgeous new ultra – plush super king bed arrived.  Which meant that I had to move my solid wooden queen bed frame into my guest bedroom.

Long story short, I was doing it barefoot first thing this morning and dropped the frame smack – bang in the middle of the top of my foot.  Thunk. 

Thought nothing of it at the time, but as the day goes on it’s getti by really blinkin’ sore.  No colourful bruise (yet) but there’s a very definite bump. Aaaaand I can’t walk on it.

So I’m making the most of my new bed with a lot of this;


Not conducive to fitness, but it is good for catching up on old episodes of The Block.

I don’t think it’s broken, but it’s getting progressively worse.  Elevating is makes it hurt more.  It doesn’t hurt if I don’t move but that’s not practical, even for the laziest person I know!

Thinking of just sucking it up and leaving it as-is tonight.  Get it checked tomorrow if it’s worse. 

I’ve never done anything like this to my before – I have no idea what I’m doing.  What do you think?

New Look peonut.com

Hi team – if you read my posts directly on peonut.com you may have noticed that the page looks a little different.

This is the first major change to the look and feel of peonut.com since the blog launched back in 2012, and I’m excited.  It’s clean and simple to navigate.  All the usual menu items are easy to find, while still looking pretty funky.

I like it, but what’s more important is – do you?  Really keen to get your feedback in the comments.  After all, you’re the ones who use it!

Depending on the feedback, there might be some more tinkering to come, so please let me know if you come across any problems.  I’m always checking the comments and emails to amy (at) peonut (dot) com.

If you’re following my posts through your own blog feed, you shouldn’t see any changes – none of the updates should impact you (but I recommend that you check it out and let me know your thoughts!)

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There’s nothing quite like having an entire room at the gym to yourself on a Sunday morning. 

I was happy to be a loner in the cardio theatre for a big chunk of my workout this morning. 

The weights floors had a few people,  but still pretty empty.

Lesson learned: always make time for a Sunday morning train!

A Good Day For a Stroll


Since getting back home in the city for New Years, I’ve been able to get back to the gym a bit.  It’s great – Wellington’s not really a summer destination so everyone clears out of the city and places like the gym are empty.  You’re almost guaranteed to get the gear you’re after.  No waiting.  It’s great.

But when the sun comes out, you have to make the most of it – get outside and enjoy the fresh air!

We’ve had a run of good weather recently (except New Years Eve, because this is Wellington and that would have been too easy.  See earlier ‘not really a summer destination’ comment) so we planned to have a walk around to the seal colony at Red Rocks.


There weren’t any seals – it’s the completely wrong time of year (we’d need to be there in winter).  But the walk was good.

Great company. Good views.

Nice start to the day.

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Learned a couple of things today, too.

  1. Bees like purple.  Don’t have purple on or around your crotch.  This can lead to very tense moments.
  2. Always wear sunblock.  Always.  And it you think you have enough on, put some more on anyway.
  3. You don’t have to sit down to get sand in your pants, unfortunately. (WTF?  Wellington, you’re a creepy kind of windy).  Also, bonus lesson: you never grow out of it.

Yup.  You learn something new everyday.

What did you get up to today?
What did you learn?


Make 2015 Your Play-Thing

Hey! You! Happy new year!

Hope you’ve welcomed 2015 with optimism and positivity.
Got goals? Resolutions?  You got this!


No, it won’t happen overnight (where’s the fun in that?) but you’ve got a whole year, if you start today.

Get up now.  Do something to take step closer to achieving that goal.  Do it often enough and you’re sorted.

It’s the 2nd here, and I’m 2 days into my sugar-ditching diet overhaul. 
How is it?  I’ll cut you for chocolate – covered almonds. 
I. Will. Cut. You.
But, I haven’t caved.  Baby steps because change takes time.