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The turn...

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, I was agitated as soon as I was awake.  Martha was forgetful, not unusual but because of my agitation more frustrating.   543 more words


CULTURE: NZ International Film Festival 15

I love movies. I love all film genres as well. I can happily move from a drama to sci-fi. From documentary to horror. I love a foreign language movie, you know the ones where you forget that you are reading the subtitles. 375 more words

Places To Go

Well one week down

One week down two to go!  Actually this first week went very fast.

Next week I have plans to get my post processing grove working, I have a stack of images that have been just sitting around waiting and waiting for me to pull finger.   85 more words


The last of the wallpaper

Those of you with greater (really… much greater) than average powers of observation may have noticed something in my last post about our fancy new fireplace… 275 more words

Our Renovation

Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides

I’m recommending here a useful NZ book on pesticides…

“Poisoning Our Future: Children and Pesticides” by Dr Meriel Watts PhD … “This book details the scientific evidence for the insidious effects of pesticides on children and calls on government institutions to adopt a more precautionary approach to better protect human health and the environment…” 76 more words



I was sick. I’d gone home early from work and crawled into bed with a hacking cough. All I wanted to do was stay there – but Liver ‘n’ Lungs waits for no man: I had to go out. 978 more words

Up North

There was a palpable tension in the air, as good will began to shrivel and die like the grapes you left in the back of the vegetable drawer—sour, toxic, and wrathful. 1,511 more words