Author: K.D. Muir

Edmonds Pikelets - It doesn't matter what colour the jam is... 0

Decision 2014: Politics, Pistorious or Pikelets?

I can’t get away from politics today. I am still a registered voter in New Zealand. Surprise, surprise! Thanks to passing through immigration last year for my sister’s wedding, I am still a Ponsonby...

It's referendum time in Scotland - 18th September. 0

Scotland the Bold

There is an important date coming up this month for all New Zealanders. No it’s not the date of the General Election. That’s the 20th of September.  No, it’s sooner than that. The date...

The Ramones - They all had the same surname...but they weren't brothers. 0

The Year Punk Broke

I’ll get straight to the year in question. It was 1991 and according to the title above quoting a rockumentary film of the same name, this series of European concerts by a group of...

Dr Seuss - Did I ever tell you what a genius he was? 0

They’re Just Children’s Stories

After recently being asked “Do you read much?” my initial reaction was to take insult. In truth there has been little traditional reading lately. You know, the kind where a book lives on your...

Pan Am - edit 0

The Death of an Airline

510 Passengers, 27 crew, 600 million worth of hardware and thousands of paying customers. That is what Malaysia Airlines have lost since March. In terms of losses for a single airline there is little...

I have another blanket. It's magic too...in it's own way. 0

The Power of the Picnic

This may be a weak excuse but I’m starting to believe that learning a second language makes you neglect your first. I have now memorised a couple of hundred German words but I still...

The Himalaya's A.K.A. 'The Ceiling of the World'. 0

The Ceiling of the World

Mountaineering has always held great appeal to me. As a New Zealander, I grew up hearing of the feats of the late Sir Edmund Hillary and later those of the great Tyrolean – Reinhold...