Tagged: Culture

Good on ya Ireland! - The first country to allow same sex marriage by popular vote. 0

Where the Hell Have I Been?

I was looking at my last post and noted it was the 8th of February. That’s 3 and a half months ago. The image for that post was completely appropriate with the New Zealand...

C'mon Cadbury, get it right! Down with the stragglers! 0

All-Time Top 10: Xmas Treats

So it seems all my children do is ask for treats. Part of the problem with this time of year is that it seems like a very long session of treat giving which essentially...

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...

I'm getting closer to the 30 dwellings mark. 0

Moving Out

Well now, that move wasn’t as easy as I thought. I am now staying at the in-laws’ pad. And while this is a great place rest up while the kids finish their school year,...

Only say it if you mean it. 0

Mayday Mayday Mayday

This is not a distress call. I am not in distress. I’ve been told that saying these words falsely over the airwaves is a federal crime in the U.S. and can result in a...

Steve Gurney. Nine time winner of the 'Coast to Coast'. 0

Run For Your Life

I love to run but I have no desire to run a Marathon. Why is that? What separates those of us that are happy to do ten kilometres or less with those that just...