We are like a human tuna (or eel, in English) that snakes its way back down from the front of the wharenui along the right-hand side to where the tangata whenua greet us with a kiss and hug or with a hongi (the traditional Maori greeting featuring the pressing together of noses). I’m reminded of [...]
The mechanical horses beneath the bonnet of our car seemed to be straining at the bit, they wanted to gallop to the bottom of the Bombay Hills. I gave them reign. With the window wound down again I felt the wind on my face and I was reminded of
Further on from Hamilton is Cambridge, a charming country town. You’ll find some of New Zealand’s best fences in this neck of the woods because this is horse country, racehorse country! But there’s so much more to it. I think this is a playground for the
Many of you won’t know this, some will, but I’m a WWE wrestling fan. So before you all jump up and down and rain derision on me about how it makes our kids violent, I want to say right from the get-go it is what it is, ENTERTAINMENT pure and simple!
There’s a lot to be said for ignoring the ‘voices in your head’ and finding your own way about doing a thing. I find that all the time! Surprised? Well, neither am I! But you always knew that about me right? I have certain friends who would definitely fall off
It’s astonishing how quickly we can fill our days up with activities. Some worthwhile and others, well, less so. The Christmas party invites have already begun to arrive and you can feel we’re heading into that mad season again.
To my way of thinking, traditions/rituals define an important social component of our lives that I think is fast becoming lost in the Western world and I find that sad actually. I feel they’ve been shelved because of the adverse attention that’s been
My soul feels sluggish lately, like it’s carrying extra weight around that has slowed it’s progress. It’s frustrating and peeving at the same time! It’s like being in charge of something that has both a life and mind of its own but you’re still expected to keep charge of it!
As time goes by I’m more and more convinced that what matters most to us, is not ultimately, what matters most to a single other person in the world. And why is that? Because unless we’ve taken the time to explain in depth to a single other person why we think and