My name is Dawn Chapman, I was born on December 13th 1977.

Dawn Chapman



I keep Koi, have a 5000gl main pond and an 800gl baby tank.

I am a writer, I always kept a diary and then a journal. It turned to a blog at

Now I am here… and I transferred all my blog entries from around the internet to here too.

I suffered with an Eating disorder for 16 years, in recovery for 4, long way to go yet till I would say ‘recovered’ but I’m getting there.

I live in a bungalow with my husband, my mum and my step dad. After losing my nan in 2007 we decided to keep the family home and bought it from my mum’s brother, we built a granny flat, and we share everything. Including the garden. I love being here, I love sharing. It’s like two houses, but in one. More importantly I get to see my mum just by nipping next door πŸ™‚

If you would like to know anything else, just ask.


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55 comments on “Me

    • Hi there, Kanundra. To be honest I had no idea that it was a read name.

      I thought I invented it. Guess not. I actually came up with the name because my ‘nan’ used to love a British TV programm called Countdown, and at the end of the show they had something called a Conundrum. I wasn’t so keen on that so for my nickname I chose to change it a little and use Kanundra. Where are you from? email me at dawn dot chapman5 AT googlemail dot com. And we can chat, I’d love to learn more too. πŸ™‚



  1. Hi Dawn

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you here – I wanted to apologize for pulling the plug on my Talentville membership while you and others were in the middle of reviewing my screenplay.

    A really good friend of mine died of breast cancer same day, and I just couldn’t take any more of my nasty stalker following me round the Bar & Grill, and I just (over) reacted.

    This is a really neat site you have here – I’m sorry to hear about your eating disorder – my ex-wife suffered with it for years, and ultimately it destroyed our marriage – I know what a hard road it is, and I know how difficult it is for people to fully understand and help (but you can get through it, my ex is a lot better now)

    I think you are a real hero – I haven’t read much of your site yet, but I will read the lot, and if you ever need a friend in NZ to talk to (I’m a bit of a night owl) just drop me a line and we’ll have a chat.



    • Yes, love my Koi and my writing. Thanks for stopping in and I look forward to getting to read more myself after nano is over πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Dawn – thanks for the kind words in your reply to my last NaNoWriMo post. Very much appreciated. Like your blog and am looking forward to future posts.

    • Thanks, lots to see, prob too much… I transferred all my stuff from sites, back dating a long long time. πŸ™‚ At least I have it all in the one place now. Much easier.

      I look forward to chatting more though.

    • Thank you. πŸ™‚ Nice to know and connect with you as well. Sometimes it is a weird world. I’ve seen and heard lots… will check out your page and writing πŸ™‚

  3. Hi, many thanks for the follow. I’ve only spent a short time on your blog but there’s a lot of good stuff on here. Sorry to hear about your disorder but, at the same time, I’m glad to see you’re on the way to recovery and are strong enough to talk about it. Take care…

    • Thank you. πŸ™‚ A work in progress. It does help me and others that I am honest, I believe more people should be, the more we learn about these things the easier it gets to deal with them.

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  5. Thanks again for the comments, Dawn. I’m new to WordPress. It seems you’ve been using it for a while. Dating back to 93! I was six years old then. I say that not to make you feel old (you’re a beautifully young woman) but to point out how you’ve kept a good thing going for so long. Many blessing and goodwill your way. May your writings be fruitful!

    From fellow writer and friend,

    Maurice (Reese)

    • Thanks. Not sure wordpress was around then but some posts were from other internet sites. I’ve been on here about 2 years though. I really like it. Some fab people around. Happy reading. πŸ™‚

  6. Oh okay I see. While typing my comment, I was thinking, “Was WordPress around in the 90s?” Haha

      • No pressure hon. You’ve got a lot on right now, so keep your priorities. Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading your posts – puts things into perspective and helps me focus. It’s good to know there are similar struggles to my own going on out there…x

  7. Dear Dawn,

    Just delighted you came across Learning from Dogs and decided to follow same. Thank you. Please feel free to offer me a guest from you if you would like that. Best wishes, Paul.

  8. Dawn, this was a nicely done entry. We are all works in progress. You’d think that at my age, and at this stage of my career, my peers would be able to talk about more than their weight, diet, and what they’re trying to do to be thinner and younger. It is hard to shut out the outside and focus on the inside – but that’s what we do. We’re always getting better at it too, aren’t we? Okay, so some days are better than others! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. I’ve been reading your story, Kanundra, and I’m so sorry you’ve been through so much with an eating disorder. Bravo for your recovery!

    Your Koi pond is really neat. So cool that you can spy on them from your home. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for following my blog, Kanundra. πŸ™‚

  10. Hello! I am sending a message to all those who followed my Littlest Anchor blog that my thoughts have found a new home over and woodlandandwave here on wordprress. Please feel free to follow me there for all the same content. Thank you!!

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