K. D. Muir Blog

The Hasselhoff Channel 0

The Hasselhoff Channel

As a child of the eighties I’m just going to keep coming at you with these nostalgic digressions. By no means do these posts suggest I think life was better then. Perhaps it was...

One Night in Pyongyang 0

One Night in Pyongyang

I always find myself on the wrong side of a debate. No I’m not talking about quarrels with the wife or even explaining to the kids every single morning why it’s important to go...

Off the Grid 0

Off the Grid

On the Eve of our wedding my wife to be gave me a Swiss watch (This is nothing like the watch story from Pulp Fiction). This watch was a wedding present and because it...

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One Wedding and a Funeral

We arrived in New Zealand frayed and thread bare. Of all the trans-global flights i have taken this was me at the end of my tether. The newborn had decided to create a lethal nappy...

Expecting to Fly 2

Expecting to Fly

In 1785 the first aviation accident occurred in Tullamore, Co. Offaly right here in Ireland when a hot air balloon crashed destroying 100 homes.  It is said to be the first aviation disaster in...

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Blade Runner

In Blade Runner, the 1982 Ridley Scott film, the hero Rick Deckard(Harrison Ford) shoots Pris(Daryl Hannah) believing her to be a ‘Replicant’ – essentially an android. Now while Oscar Pistorius can have no such...

Happy Anniversary Blog!!! 0

Happy Anniversary Blog!!!

One year together and still going strong. We are still six years away from the dreaded ‘seven-year itch’ so nothing to worry about just yet. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it....

K.D. Muir’s Entertainment Quiz 5

K.D. Muir’s Entertainment Quiz

OK so it’s fair to say the Geography Quiz didn’t go down too well. It really is the favourite subject of a small demented minority (including myself). To make up for this difficult and...

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Buyer Beware

As the title suggests this is a consumer warning. I have just had another free day for ‘The Rugby Blanket’ . A surprising number of people downloaded it so thank you to those who...

Ingenuity R.I.P. 1

Ingenuity R.I.P.

There was a time when the idea of using fencing wire to fix everything on the farm was the height of ingenuity. So much so, that we (New Zealanders) named the process of invention...