Funny Stuff, Movies/DVDs, Music, New Zealand

What makes New Zealand Kiwi – Part 3

Pōkarekare ana ngā wai o Waiapu, Whiti atu koe hine marino ana e.E hine e hoki mai ra. Ka mate ahau I te aroha e. Tuhituhi taku reta tuku atu taku rīngi, Kia kite tō iwi raru raru ana e. Whati whati taku pene ka pau aku pepa, Ko taku aroha mau tonu ana e.… Continue reading What makes New Zealand Kiwi – Part 3

Movies/DVDs, Personal, Reviews, Thoughts

Family isn’t about blood.

I have known this statement to be true for a while. Last night it was proven to me again. In a movie of all things. And perhaps in a movie where you would least expect it. Through my two children I was introduced to the Fast & Furious movie franchise. I never expected to love… Continue reading Family isn’t about blood.

Africa, Animals, Digitally Altered Photography, Movies/DVDs, Music, My Photos, Travel, Travel Theme

Travel Theme: Rivers

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still. It’s always changing and is always on the move. And over time the river itself changes too. It widens and deepens as… Continue reading Travel Theme: Rivers

Animals, Movies/DVDs, Pets

The Secret Lives of Dogs

What do YOU know about your dog ? appears not nearly as much as I thought I did. This documentary is life changing in the way it allows you to understand what a dog does and why. Simple things you never knew. Like how a dog's body works when they shake water off. The… Continue reading The Secret Lives of Dogs

Books, Movies/DVDs, Reviews

When love is a twisted affair, someone is always broken.

A few weeks ago I watched Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby. I had put off watching it, fearful that it would fall short of the 1974 movie that as a teenage girl had me wringing my hands and my heart writhing with pain at the injustice done to Jay Gatsby. For it is often that… Continue reading When love is a twisted affair, someone is always broken.

Australia, Celebrities, Movies/DVDs, Music

Never Tear Us Apart.

As most of you know I grew up in Sydney. It was a time that it was okay to hitchhike home at 3 in the morning from a club. The beaches weren't crowded. Bands such as INXS were just starting out. I was lucky enough to see these guys before they became a worldwide hit. … Continue reading Never Tear Us Apart.


The Wolf of Wall Street

I watched this last night. Up front I want to say I am a HUGE Leo fan. But I will admit when he gets it wrong...God how I hated the movie The Beach. But when he gets it right he really gets it right. He got it right with The Wolf of Wall Street. I… Continue reading The Wolf of Wall Street

Africa, Celebrities, Movies/DVDs, Music, People, Personal

OMG Stop the presses !!!!!!!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I have a huge love affair with Rodriguez and his music. It goes way back...way, way back. Surfing the net today I made a discovery. My idol of the 70's is coming to New Zealand. I just about dropped the laptop.… Continue reading OMG Stop the presses !!!!!!!


Hatfields & McCoys

Where Kevin Costner is concerned it doesn’t take much to get me excited. I am completely and utterly biased about the man. He has Demigod status in this household. So, that said…if you don’t appreciate the genius that is Kevin…leave now and forever hold your piece. Just recently Kevin won an Emmy Award for Best… Continue reading Hatfields & McCoys


Midnight in Paris.

Woody Allen. I have a love/hate relationship with Woody Allen films. They are either brilliant or stick your head in the toilet bad. Midnight in Paris is on the brilliant side. This is Allen's 41st film, and highest grossing movie ever. It has also received four Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original… Continue reading Midnight in Paris.