I live in a beautiful part of the Porirua area of New Zealand with my family.  I believe that ordinary goodness can make a difference in the world.  So I am constantly looking for the ordinary and the good things around me that make my life meaningful and which can make an exceptional difference to the world, little bit by little bit.

From time to time I will blog on extrordinary things which crop up too. 

I always enjoy reading and responding to comments.


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    1. ordinarygoodness Post author

      Thank you. It certainly helps me approach each day in a way I can manage and to help me feel that I am contributing to growth and improvement in the world.

  1. Steve Strother

    Ordinary Goodness is a great blog title and theme. I love what you are doing with this! I too find it helpful to look for the goodness in everything including (and most often in) the ordinary and I like to write about these things too. Focusing on the positive can help make a difference in the world and I am glad you are working and creating around this idea!

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      There is so much richness to be found in the ordinary once we begin to give simple, ordinary things our attention. It has been really helpful as a focus to me and in some small way I can make a positive difference in the world. Lots of people doing small things can make big changes:-)

  2. Anna Potthoff

    Thank you for adding my site onto your blogroll. wow! I have always wanted to visit NZ and after reading so many of your articles, I really want to visit! It sounds so enchanting and beautiful, with so much to offer and experience.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      New Zealand is a beautiful and special place to live. I feel very honoured to live here and call it home. People say it is a great place to visit:-)

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      New Zealand is a very special and beautiful place. I hope you can make it down here too one day.

  3. dianne - life as i see it

    very nice blog, wonderful images and interesting posts. ordinary goodness, i like that, to me it means the simple every day things that makes me feel good, simple living 🙂

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you so much Dianne. Thanks for stopping and commenting on my blog. I think you have captured the theme of my blog really well:-)

  4. Jo Woolf

    Hi Lyn,

    I have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award, which I know you’re familiar with already! One of the conditions is that the recipient then nominates seven other bloggers whose writing they enjoy.

    I’ve picked you, because I really enjoy reading your blog and I’m also returning the honour which you gave me a while ago!

    There doesn’t seem to be any official regulation to the VBA (or any other blog award) so it’s all pretty informal and voluntary. Here are the ‘rules’ as I understand them, but lots of people are interpreting them in different ways:

    You thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their site.
    You nominate seven other blogs for the same award and link to them.
    You tell these people that you’ve nominated them.
    You share seven things about yourself.

    Here’s the link to my post:


    Congratulations and very best wishes,

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Hi Jo,

      Your comment on my blog this morning was very, very welcome. Thank you for the nomination and I will endeavour to pass on the award as suggested. While there appears to be no official regulations it is so encouraging and uplifting to be recognised and acknowledged. It is also a great way to share other blogs to the world. Many thanks again. Warm wishes Lynley

      1. ordinarygood Post author

        We felt the Seddon earthquakes very strongly here too. My daughter was caught in Wellington city with everyone else after the trains stopped running. Seeing what has happened in ChCh really makes me think. I’m glad you did not sustain structural damage.

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        Yes we are constantly reminded that Wgtn is so vulnerable. It was very surreal when it was ChCh that suffered so badly. However as you say our whole country is at risk of earthquakes.
        A good reason to grow your own vegies:-)

      3. quarteracrelifestyle

        Yes, I know it was horrible there too. My sister works in Wgton and said it was quite surreal watching everyone walking out of the city. I am glad I was at home at least and not surrounded in glass buildings.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Hi Thom. Thanks for your kind comments. I had a dig back in my posts to July 2012 and discovered that WP has removed photos – I guess they cannot keep every blogger’s photos due to GBs required. I’ll check out your site.


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