This Friday, 27 March, 2015, I will have been blind for 18 blooming years! To celebrate I will be spending the day at Eden Flowers, 235 King Edward Street, South Dunedin where I will be giving out more of those blooming truffles as well as hot pink gerbera’s with Eco florist Chris Abbott!

Come in and see us between 11 am and 5 pm so that I can say thank you to you for helping me in my first 18 years as a blind person!

Who would have thought, when I sat in that hospital waiting room, 18 years ago, that I would be doing the things that I am doing now! Talk about being blind!

Behind this happy blind person is a line a mile long of family, friends, Blind Foundation staff and volunteers who have helped me become the person I am today! That’s why I stop and celebrate! To say thank you to all of you who have helped me in my first 18 years as a blind person and to show the world that life doesn’t have to end when you go blind; for me it was when my life began.

“Opportunity waits between things ended and things begun”

Kobi Yamada, Japanese poet

If you can’t make it, tune into Otago Access Radio 105.4 fm at 9.10 am this Friday to hear me being interviewed by Jeff Harford on the Awesome Morning Show! (streamed live at

Or hop on to Chris Abbott’s facebook page Eden Flowers Eco Florist NZ