Tagged: Nostalgia

Nirvana - A legacy still bearing fruit twenty years on. 0

Nirvana – Just how big were they?

It’s been twenty years…that’s right I’m starting another piece with a retrospective. Do I permanently live in the past? Probably. Everything in my wardrobe feels like it’s from twenty years ago. I still listen...

Marylin Monroe starred in 'The Seven Year Itch'. 0

The Seven Year Itch

I’ve always liked the number ‘7’. Not as much as the number ‘2’ (which is my lucky number) but seven is up there in the world of single digits. When I was seven I...

Back to School 0

Back to School

Today marks the beginning of ‘Back to School’ for everyone in my house. Hazel’s first day as a ‘senior infant’ started today without a hitch and on Monday, Zoe goes back to Montessori. Who...

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me 0

All-Time Top 10: Movies That Scared Me

When I wrote the Fear Factory entry I focused on fears caused by watching a movie and the idea that the strong visuals we experience whether they be real or on television stay with...

25th of July 1981. A sad for rugby but an important day for political freedom. 3

The Invasion of Rugby Park

I have been reminded of an anniversary and who do I have to thank for this reminder? The victorious Waikato Chiefs. You see before it was logically named Waikato Stadium, the Chiefs home ground...

Shark School 0

Shark School

About twenty years ago give or take half a decade; I decided to give an ex-girlfriend a Geoff Thomas Fishing Calendar for Christmas. I thought I was the funniest fecker alive and I had...

Puff Deconstructed 1

Puff Deconstructed

“Where oh where has my little dog gone…” sang Hazel this afternoon. Its school holidays and this means the kids will feature more in my posts as I struggle to get a minutes peace. ...

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...