Monthly Archives: April 2015

We shall remember some of them

It has been quite a week for violent death, one way or another. Thousands throughout NZ and Australia have commemorated the slaughter of the Gallipoli campaign of World War I. Supposedly a miserable failure of military action that killed many … Continue reading

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Song for Walter – an ordinary ANZAC

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of my favourite places. The top floor of the Museum is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War I. Funds for the building were raised by the public of Auckland to build … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

Winter arrived in Auckland on Monday.  We were forewarned by the weather forecasters, and the television news showed people in the South playing in snow.  In April.  Bit of a shock after the warmth of Easter. We have a free-standing … Continue reading

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Up yours

What can the NZ cricket team, Mark Lundy and pink fingernails have in common?  Let me explain. I prepared for the meeting by painting my fingernails pink.  Not bright red (too aggressive) but pink.  Half way through that exercise I … Continue reading

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