Tagged: NZ

Poppies at the Tower of London - 2014. 1

Whether ‘Tis April or November…Just Remember.

“Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. These laid the world away; poured out...

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A Seat at the Table

The United Nations was formed under charter in 1945 and it’s Security Council took its first session a year later. The United Nations as a whole was formed in response to the inadequacies of...

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Every Man and His Blog

Blogs are a dime a dozen. I don’t mind saying that at all. Even mine is a particularly shiny needle in a continent-sized haystack. But even my tiny outlet has some reach. Why only...

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Knocking The Bastard Off

We did it! We knocked the bastard off! Not me. Not you. But ‘We’. Not ‘We’ the royal We but ‘We’ the unified national take any credit where we can get it We. What...

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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...

Xmas is here!! (not really). 4

Xmas is here!! (not really).

Well yesterday was the first day of Xmas according to my wife. We were supposed to put up the tree but it never quite eventuated. The 28th of November is now our dedicated Xmas...

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A Thorn in Our Side

Sports have not yet really featured in any of my posts but considering I have just written a book on New Zealand’s national game its probably a good idea. I have thought of someone...

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A Welcome Perspective

It’s time to share another bit of acquired knowledge with any writers out there. I don’t claim to know all there is to know but when I happen upon something fundamental or in this...

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Coffee v Tea

‘Molly, my sister, and I fell out, And what do you think it was about? She loved coffee and I loved tea, And that was the reason we couldn’t agree.’ That is one of...