life, New Zealand, news, People, Personal, Thoughts

New Zealand is as racist as F**!

There is an article in the New Zealand Herald that got me thinking this morning. It helped me think about something else than the chaos in my home from kitchen renovations. More on that later. Siena Yates: TV3's in house war over Taika's racist comment. This is a good take on racism here in New… Continue reading New Zealand is as racist as F**!

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Articles, Blogging, Funny Stuff, Interesting Facts, Thoughts, writing

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

Funny Stuff, Hunour, People, Thoughts

Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Another e-mail for you to enjoy. All about the Catholic tradition of planking. Bet you didn't know that!!!! Just take a look! According to Wikipedia, "Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it. The term "planking" was coined in Australia… Continue reading Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Interesting Facts, My Photos, New Zealand, People, Personal, Thoughts

Katikati A&P Show 2018

Today I am busy. Yes I am. Tomorrow is our local A&P Show. The A&P stands for agricultural and pastoral. Every year in February we run it. Yes, somehow I ended up on a committee. Something I swore I would never do again. This is my 3rd year running the photography competition. There are seven… Continue reading Katikati A&P Show 2018

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.

Personal, Thoughts

It’s been a while…

I know, I know...of late my blogging has been atrocious. This week for my local writer's group I had the task of writing a letter to a dead relative/friend. Strange subject I know...and guess who set the task ?? Yes...it was me. I am learning there are few coincidences in life. I know from writing… Continue reading It’s been a while…

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.

Personal, Thoughts

Love & violence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmucVmr60HQ I was...and am I huge fan of Sons of Anarchy. I  watched the first episode and was hooked right though to the end. It was a violent TV show. There is no getting away from that. With all the love stories, all the camaraderie...there it was...violence. It made me wonder. What made me keep… Continue reading Love & violence.

New Zealand, Thoughts

When all hope seems lost…

My heart is sore. I never thought I would feel so saddened by a country. I never thought I would feel so disillusioned with the people of New Zealand. I never thought I would ache with sorrow for the way New Zealand has become a country of people who worry more about their pockets than… Continue reading When all hope seems lost…

Funny Stuff, My Photos, People, Personal, Thoughts, Weekly Photo Challenge

My Best Friend

https://youtu.be/75Oct1Qv8x0 My best friend took a long time to get to know. She...yes she is a she...is a rebel [in her own way]. According to Jung she fits the rebel archetype that he ascribed to. You see she  sees injustice everywhere and wants to shake up the entire system! According to Jungian psychologists, this type… Continue reading My Best Friend