Category Archives: Current Affairs

Empty sky

Peace in the neighbourhood has been shattered this past couple of weeks by the constant clanging and banging of bulldozers, ripping the heart out of a house two doors down. Gloria, the previous owner, was the original owner of the … Continue reading

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Health & Safety – it is all about YOU…

With much fanfare, new laws a few years ago ushered in a new era of health and safety awareness in NZ.  Ads on TV pleaded to allow all workers to return home safely after their day’s work.  There were dire … Continue reading

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On cleaning up and making space to be creative

It is not called Spring cleaning for nothing.  Truly, it is the season of new growth – weeds and all – and tidying up. I am trying to reduce the amount of stuff in our house.  He is doing heroic … Continue reading

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Shortest Day, Longest Year

Here it is, the shortest day of the year.  In NZ of course we get through that before anyone else does.  So happy 21st of June, world.  Bang on time we are about to be hit with a winter storm … Continue reading

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Journeys, non-journeys and the madness that seems to be in us all

My idea of a journey is to decide where to go, plan how to get there, successfully arrive and return safely home. Life itself is sometimes referred to as a journey.  I question that.  No one has any certainty about how … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day

In New Zealand, the 25th of April, ANZAC day, has been a public holiday for many years, but in recent times has taken on renewed impetus.  It is the date of the invasion of Gallipoli in WWI – a complete … Continue reading

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Pays to have a Plan B

So neither of my predicted outcomes turned out to be the right answer.  Despite very, very good news of a negative HER2 test, it seems that now you get treated according to the nature of the beast, which makes sense. … Continue reading

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