I'm afraid I am under a disadvantage as Google Translate does not have an entry for NZese. In addition my computer has few emoji, reducing me to purloining them from other's posts
It is nice to hear from you and I get the impression you are handling the BP rather well all things considered.
Taring pain meds is a pain If you will excuse the expression, and yes I quite understand between the choice of their effects or the distraction and limitations of not taking them.
I'm lucky is I have the world's oldest Jason Recliner, (probably pre WW1) which exactly fits and allows me to be almost pain free permanently. As you can imaging at times one has an overbearing desire to remain in it and not get on with the rest of one's life.
I've had the vinyl replaced twice now over the year, eventually though it cracks and wears away and then I go without it while the upholster engages in umpteen days of more important tasks, such a team bonding meetings in the hotel bar in the next street before fixing it up. Which reminds me it is nearly time to do it again.
I don't try for weight loss, just no gain. I once went on a 3 month live-in detectives course and had to lose an great amout to qualify to go, this being based on some government chat of height vs weight. Not real sophisticated. With the aid of a hospital dietitian I made it and in a fit of unfortunate enthusiasm had my suits altered to fit -they had looked baggy.
After the course -of course- the weight went on again and I had to buy new suits -sigh.
I do exercises, a small walk and am now just starting on aqua therapy again (too painful the first time), so it all goes to keep thngs stable.
As for my health, we'll see. I do know I'm making signification boost to the coffers of the medical industry in the area.
As for my iceberg, no way, trespassers persecuted. Go find your own one, preferably with an igloo you can practice inside. -I'm told igloos have excellent sound deadening qualities.
Mrs C and the menagerie are just fine