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How not to talk to me about racism
12 October, 2016
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How not to talk to me about racism

Facebook. It giveth with one hand, it taketh with the other. On the one hand I can easily glom* onto already organised toddler gatherings with the greatest of ease and share pics of my kid with his whanau, on the other hand I get an insight into the mindset and politics of people whom I […]

OMFG Star Wars (with small gripes)
17 December, 2015
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OMFG Star Wars (with small gripes)

(This is a spoiler-free post because I’m not a massive douche-nozzle. Feel free to read on in a carefree manner) I am a massive Star Wars fan, so it’s probably of no surprise to anyone that I had a brilliant time this morning at a midnight screening of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This movie […]

Are you giving your house the clad-eye?
7 October, 2015
1294 Views

Are you giving your house the clad-eye?

Television commercials are often terrible so I probably shouldn’t be so affronted when I come across one that’s weirdly tone-deaf and bewildering in its creepiness.

Nutribullet has incredible news about nutritioning
13 August, 2015
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Nutribullet has incredible news about nutritioning

None of us should pay too much attention to television adverts. And I should definitely not get my gruds in a bunch about any of them. Do you sense a but coming? But the latest advert for Nutribullet (which can be viewed on the Nutribullet website) has me yelling/laughing every time I see it.

Big-brained or not, Paul Henry’s not welcome in my house
12 August, 2015
885 Views

Big-brained or not, Paul Henry’s not welcome in my house

OPINION: It’s not every day you get quoted by the NZHerald.co.nz without realising it. In this case it doesn’t even have anything to do with my ponytail, which, given that I haven’t been to see my hairdresser in about 8 months (sorry, Jeff!), is at a length that would be considered “tantalising” by a certain head of […]

Toastbusters
13 July, 2015
747 Views

Toastbusters

We all have our quirks and preferences. Luckily mine are mostly harmless. But having figured out what my preferences are, I do like to indulge in them if I can. I want my cider without ice. I want my peanut butter crunchy. Nobody will be maimed if I don’t get these things but I will […]

Do you know where your toddler is?
24 May, 2015
1175 Views

Do you know where your toddler is?

Since returning to full-time employment after having a child I’ve faced a number of obstacles. Most of them are The Master’s toys which are strewn from one end of the house to the other. But certainly the removal of daytime naps from my life has been a sad loss.

The difficulties of maternal giftware
24 May, 2015
8792 Views

The difficulties of maternal giftware

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. You probably already know this due to the plethora of mailers and store displays encouraging you to show your mother how much you love her by shelling out some money and buying her a gift or two.

Serving you isn’t the same as liking you
24 May, 2015
842 Views

Serving you isn’t the same as liking you

It’s a long time ago now, but I once worked in hospitality. It’s an unusual industry. Ostensibly you’re there to serve food and drinks but a large part of your job is keeping the general atmosphere enjoyable and, for lack of a better word, “jolly”.

Body spray and walk away
19 March, 2015
768 Views

Body spray and walk away

One of the great things about living in the burbs is that you get a little patch to call your own. A small oasis of privacy and calm away from the glare of your fellow citizens. A bit of unkempt backyard and a deck in need of staining to call one’s own, if you will.

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