August 2017: It’s sweet and sour

Winter has well and truly settled in – first early flooding, then an icy cold snap, now more rain and more rain so it’s...

October 2017: Election cracker

Election Day may have come and gone but I expect the parliamentary fireworks are yet to come. Years ago, when first confronted with the prospect...

Christmas dreaming

I guess, like me, there are plenty of readers out there saying, “Where has the year gone?” Unbelievably another Christmas is upon is and...

January 2017: Cheerio 2016 hello 2017

Christmas celebrations and even the New Year festivities have come and gone but the holiday air is all around as many families take their...

November 2017: Promises, promises…

Well, the niceties (and un-niceties) have been completed, the new Government has been sworn in and the nation now waits to see how the...

So the PM’s pregnant…pause….!

My mind is still reeling since the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern announced the wonderful news that she is pregnant – like the rest of...

July 2017: We’ve done it… again

Emirates Team NZ take a bow! Yes, America’s Cup is again New Zealand’s Cup and aren’t we a proud nation? Dare I say I almost lost...

April 2017: Of home and housing

I can scarcely believe it; we have finally moved into our new Pukekohe home and while the reality of living in a semi rural...

February 2017: Holidays, houses and hedgehog

Sometimes the mind boggles. A recent email asked if I was interested in covering a dumpling-eating contest in the fair city of Sydney. Now, I...

No more surveys!

Unbelievably another year has passed - is it really 18 years since we all joyously awaited the new millennium? Well, I hope we all...
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