Friday, 17 April 2015


Woman in Gold is an amazing movie - both Abbey and I enjoyed it - a 5/5 from us.
The portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer is hanging in the Neuegalerie in New York.

My friend is in New York at the moment and I do hope she gets time to pop in and see the painting in real life.
 She is one of the invited guests for Endometriosis Foundation of America.

She attended the Blossom Ball and I've been enjoying seeing the selfies on Facebook with some famous actors who attended giving their support to Endo.

Our boys thought the selfie with Norman Reedus was "cool" - they watch Walking Dead

I didn't realise just how big a deal the Blossom Ball was until I googled and saw some awesome actors and actresses that attended. to support Endo.

 Selenis Leyva from the tv show Orange is the New Black 

Oh my I did not recognize Emma Myles also from Orange is the New Black.

Padma Lakshmi and Christian Slater. Padma Lakshmi is the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. 

Hearing Girls in Pain
TO THE EDITOR: (New York Times
Re “Young, Suffering and Ignored (March 31): I have lived with endometriosis since I was 13. I’ve dealt with severe pain, and many other symptoms that no one understood and often didn’t accept were as bad as I described. I’ve also suffered loneliness and the innate sense that I would never be normal. I was primed to accept this as my lot in life, solely because of being a woman. At 36 I was finally correctly diagnosed.
Too many girls are dismissed for too long when they complain about pain. Endo also affects a girl's self-esteem and emotional well being, I founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America with  Dr. Tamer Seckin because I don’t want the next generation to go through this.
We've made presentations to 6,300 high school students through our ENPOER program in New York to combat issues discussed in this article.
Thank you for shedding light on this important health crisis.
Padma Lakshmi
New York

Endometriosis New Zealand has done an amazing job educating woman and doctors of this debilitating disease. Our personal family journey with Endo has been horrific, ambulance trips with pain,  one pediatrician advising us the excruciating pain is just period pain and that "endometriosis is just a fashionable illness". We were proactive in researching the signs and symptoms and with help from Endometriosis and support from our GP, a surgeon was chosen who performed laser laparoscopic surgery and with excision removed the lesions. It was the worst case, the specialised surgeon had seen for her age group.


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    1. Ryan Reynolds showed so much emotion. I wonder if he will be nominated for an Emmy award. I'd give him one.

  2. I really enjoyed this movie too, and even had tears at the end. Have a lovely weekend.


    1. Us too ... would like to of learnt more about her husband, maybe there is a book???? We are wanting to go to Age of Adaline, Might go next week if a wet day,

  3. ooohhh favourite painter :-)