These runners you see bounding along the street making it look easy – they are freaks. After two years of running 4km – usually 3 times a week – it has never got easier. I had visions when I started running of sprinting down the street – the equivalent of a human gazelle… reality not so much. Continue reading Running – I’m not fast and it’s not pretty
I was very honoured to have a number of posts selected by Mon from the blog Life of Mon on this post. Please visit Mon’s blog and check out some of the other posts selected – some great blogs and … Continue reading 10 Links from Each of my First 5 Commenters
My Mum featured in a newspaper article while working at the RSPCA in London – October 30th 1964. Continue reading Throw back Thursday – RSPCA newspaper article
Fantastic post about my cat the seismic detective. Continue reading The problems with inter language communication
This year, earth hour is 28th March and again we will not be participating. What a load of bollocks! Last year I wrote a post on why we would not be participating in Earth Hour. You can read that here. … Continue reading Why earth hour is a load of bollocks!
OM from HarsH ReaLiTy challenged bloggers to do a day in the life type blog of our regular every day lives. The original post is here. I have been loving the entries and in a small way experiencing other peoples … Continue reading HarsH ReaLiTy Challenge – Daily Life in Christchurch, New Zealand
Originally posted on Fat Heffalump:
Recently I was part of a conversation on Facebook about the concept of fat tax/junk food tax/whatever you want to call it. The current food being demonised is sugar, and this particular conversation was about a proposed sugar tax in New Zealand, but I’m pretty sure that wherever you are has had something similar in the not too distant past. A lot of the conversation centred on how taxing any particular food is over-intervention by the government, however it ended up in the territory of possible ways to get people to eat “healthier”. As always,… Continue reading The Educated Eater
Originally posted on New Zealand Gardener's Diary:
Late Summer/early Autumn in the Garden The mornings are getting cooler and darker. Things in the garden are definately starting to look Autumn-ish. Lettuce seedlings in barrel Jack-in-the-greens primrose New grass starting to hatch Lime tree has lots of new growth Some strawberries for harvesting Bok Choy under attack from freaking white butterfly ‘pillers. Scallopini are producing a few fruits The rhubarb continues to grow out of control Continue reading It’s been a cruel summer
Today is 4 years since a massive earthquake destroyed Christchurch. I was going to post a suitably depressing post about the Avonhead Park Cemetery’s Earthquake Interment Site. But I decided that can wait. Instead, I’m going to give you a … Continue reading Never let a natural disaster get you down
I think its time I got something off my chest and confess. I’m a geek. There, said it, I bet you are surprised. Or perhaps not. At some point over the last few years, being a geek has suddenly become cool. … Continue reading Confession – I’m a geek
Hands up who has never been bullied, picked on or called names? NO ONE! So why is one of the hot topics in the media bullying. There seems a constant stream of stories of someone who has been bullied at … Continue reading How to survive high school bullies – by a spotty, nerd girl.
We seem to increasingly have become a culture of complainers. No one ever seems to say anything nice or thank someone for doing a good job, or for providing good service. Instead we complain about the weather, the economy, discourteous drivers, … Continue reading Why doesn’t anyone say anything nice?
I think I pretty much summarised this entire post in the heading. Some years ago, I started tracking how much we spent on living each month – not the occasional frivolous stuff but the actual necessities such as food and … Continue reading Saving money on fruit and veg – don’t buy them at the supermarket
In the last two days I have seen two articles online that have really pissed me off. First up was yesterday about a young girl, who to show support for her friend with cancer, shaved her head. So what did … Continue reading Two Girls – banned from school for not being “girly” enough