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From Small Beginnings

November 20, 2008 by  
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Back in Auckland city I was feeling quite claustrophobic having left behind us the wide open spaces of the Helensville countryside. I’m not too sure Helensvillians will like hearing I’ve let the cat out of the bag on their best-kept secret of better than average well-being so mum’s the word from here on out, okay?

Sock It to ‘Em

November 10, 2008 by  
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No shoes are worn in the wharenui and what a person does or does not wear on their feet will tell you something about them. Like my daughter Mede, who opted for

Green Prepay Petrol Monsters

October 31, 2008 by  
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Our first real stop toward the North was near Wairakei whereupon I met the green prepay petrol monsters that are BP Service stations (we were to meet a number of them along the way). You know I have this thing about customer service right, well this was so awful, why

Older Better Wiser

October 24, 2008 by  
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I like that the older you get the less you have to work at getting every other man and his dog to appreciate that fact. It’s like the imperceptible manner in which seasons change their leaves, over time we know it will happen and therefore we are less likely to stand in its way when

Name Calling

October 22, 2008 by  
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I like fairies, though depending on your disposition you’ll either love them or hate them. As it happens I like them. They’re not everyones cup of tea but that’s okay. We can live with variety along this riverbank. Infact, I never knew how much I liked them until I got my own in a Facebook […]

Flower Power

September 10, 2008 by  
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Like most people, I love a feel good story and I love it because there are some stories that should be told because they help us back to the place where we can believe in the capacity for human kindness again. It surprises me then that

Sub Urban Hits

August 20, 2008 by  
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Its hard to believe that we have already again nearing the end of the eighth calendar month of the year. And its not so much that time has flown by but the fact it has been jam packed with change and changes.

Feeling Humbuggerish

June 4, 2008 by  
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Do you ever feel humbuggerish? Strictly speaking there’s no such word. The noun humbug has one of a number of meanings but I refer to it here by this meaning:

Treasure Trove

June 1, 2008 by  
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I get a real kick out of finding a treasure among the oddments of a second-hand shop or an Estate sale. It’s the fact that these things have been pre-loved. I love that they have their own story to tell and hearing it can be so humbling.

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