Funny Stuff, Interesting Facts, life, Personal, Thoughts

What I learnt today from my junk mail box.

This is just some of the mail that gets filtered directly to my junk mail box. Thought it might give you a laugh. • Meet a lovely Russian woman today (do I need to learn the language?) • Super quality wireless spy cameras (to spy on the lovely Russian woman?) • Luck will knock at… Continue reading What I learnt today from my junk mail box.

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Books, Interesting Facts, People, Reviews, Thoughts, writing

Black Like Me

  It was the summer I turned fourteen that I wandered into a dusty book shop in Maroubra. The shop itself was almost hidden in a small dingy mall. The windows were grimy; a fag hung from the mouth of the shop assistant as she sat on a stool behind the counter. Her eyes were… Continue reading Black Like Me

Animals, Funny Stuff, humour, Interesting Facts, life, Personal, Pets, Thoughts

There are four in the bed…

I like to keep up with the headlines. Even the ridiculous ones. An American paper had what I consider a ridiculous one titled: Letting pets sleep next to you can make you ill, experts say. Now I am not an authority on such things, so I went researching again. One of the potentially risky effects… Continue reading There are four in the bed…

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**!

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, humour, 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.