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There’s something about St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been told there a wee bit of Irish in my ancestry. As St. Patrick’s Day nears I have a suspicion that a great many people suddenly develop ancestral ties to the land of the Blarney Stone. It’s on my bucket list – to visit the Emerald Isle and plant a big wet one on… Continue reading There’s something about St. Patrick’s Day

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Blogging, People, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

It was way overdue.

It is way overdue, like the tomorrow that never seems to come quick enough, but perhaps that is the way of it. It needed to gather its pieces together like a snowball rolling down a mountain. With each turn, the pieces are packed tighter together so that at the end of its journey, little withstands… Continue reading It was way overdue.

Blogging, People, Personal

Goodbye my Friend.

This morning Gilly messaged me with the news of Christine's passing. As I went to her blog to read Stuart's post I was not surprised to find the tears rolling down my cheeks. Friendships come to us so unexpectedly at times. We might be sitting in a Chinese restaurant when it walks in, in the… Continue reading Goodbye my Friend.

Animals, Blogging, Food, My Photos, New Zealand, Personal, Pets, Thoughts

Share Your World – 2014 Week 18

What object do you always have with you when traveling and why? Why...because it has become another limb. What subject would you like to study in depth, if given the time to do so?  Mythology. So I can invent my own a little better. Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy,… Continue reading Share Your World – 2014 Week 18

Blogging, Personal, Thoughts

Share Your World – 2014 Week 12

I thought it might be fun to play along with Cee's Share Your World this week after seeing Gemma's post, so here goes. What is your most favorite smell/scent? That is hard because it changes. I love the smell of Chevvy's belly, and Charlie and Jack's. Coffee always makes me feel good, but so does… Continue reading Share Your World – 2014 Week 12

Articles, Blogging, Books, Celebrities, Thoughts

Writers’ Envy Gone Mad

I follow Anne Rice on facebook because she touches on some very interesting topics, and the discussions that follow are often lively and informative from her followers. On the 21st of February a writer named Lynn Shepherd started a furore amongst Anne's followers so I went off to investigate. Lynn Shepard is mystery author with… Continue reading Writers’ Envy Gone Mad

Blogging, New Zealand, Thoughts

The Day We Fight Back

So what is 'The Day We Fight Back' ? Websites around the world are staging an internet protest against government surveillance.  I don't know everything that is happening in other countries, but I know what is happening here in New Zealand. Our, in my honest opinion, egotistical, corporation loving, bend over so America can FUCK… Continue reading The Day We Fight Back

Blogging, Personal

I’m baaaaccccckkkkkkk…well maybe !

As you all know I have had some rather impressive computer problems in the last while. Crashes, technical issues and of course then having them stolen. Life sure does have its moments. Such as the insurance company taking two months and thirteen days to come to the party. What you didn't know is that while… Continue reading I’m baaaaccccckkkkkkk…well maybe !

Blogging, Books, Guest Bloggers

Rape in the Congo – Love in the 21st Century

Not so long ago an intriguing e-mail arrive in my inbox. It was from David J. Schmidt asking if I would review his book. I get a few of those these days, but often turn them down just because of the e-mail requests themselves. If you are going to ask someone to take the time… Continue reading Rape in the Congo – Love in the 21st Century

Blogging, My Photos, Personal

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

A while ago I told you about my resolves for this year. So far I have completed number 2. I made it trhough the month of January with a small stone each day...including a photo. Yea !!!!!!!!!!!! I am working on numbers 1,3,4,5,6 and 9. Number 10 is just fun to do !!! Numbers 7… Continue reading Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.