A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

It’s not where you’re at it’s where you’re from.

Part of being where you are is knowing where you came from. I’m from a family that has a chequered history, not unusual. and the family tree is a journey, … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trees. They take up a lot of space.

We had 4 trees in front of our house, right on the boundary line, and two of them were close to a drain, and you know the horror stories about … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Beer – #211 -Stone – Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-België)

I know right, what madness is this  – Stone Cali-Belgique IPA (Cali-België). Brewed by Stone Brewing Co. in the style of an India Pale Ale (IPA) in the exotic sounding Escondido, California USA. When reading the name “Stone … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

Out and About – Skysport Grill Auckland Viaduct

Skysport Grill is New Zealand’s first purpose built genuine sports grill and bar, featuring 25+ sports viewing screens and 40+ beers on tap from all over. It has an exciting menu … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

The less of me, the one with the heart

I’m not actually sure what I was thinking, but I have a Nike Sportswatch, and this allows me to track my exercise. One of it’s capabilities is to link to a … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

We all follow the Palace, Over land and sea, And Brighton…well not Brighton

In a stunning turn of events the mighty mighty Eagles, Crystal Palace F.C., late of Selhurst Park, London SE25 gained promotion from the Championship league to the Premier League of  English … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Thin me is trying – the less of me update for February

A bit of fun in February and by my own personally competitive nature I managed to crack a 100kms of exercise in the 4 week period, says my Nike+ SportsWatch GPS My weight … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Auckland Lantern festival 2013

The Auckland Lantern Festival is celebrated on the first full moon following the Chinese New Year. In 2013, the event, from 22-24 February was held at Albert Park in Auckland. This year … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

4th Annual Rings Beach Food and Drink Festival

The 4th Annual Rings Beach, Coromandel, Food and Drink Festival, Saturday January 26th. A new beach tradition, originally started to honour a birthday, has now taken a life of it’s … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Green Party launches major housing initiatives – I have some questions

Having being raised in a council house in London I have a lot of empathy for the need for state housing.  I lived in a 3 bedroom terrace house with … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Festive Treats

There were things that were only ever seen in our house for one month a year. Fleeting things enjoyed because of their rarity in some instances. The Treats. As well … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Festive Drinks

One of the things that I remember from Christmas was the abundance of things. The seasonal drinks cupboard got topped up. There were 4 standout things that were brought into the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – Secret Santa

It’s that time again, we spend 10 months hoping it gets here, one month preparing and then the whole of December questioning the sense of it all. I’m going to … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Larkings Landing, Beach Haven, Auckland

I had some time on my hands today, and went a wandering. I found this.

September 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

The one where I pretend to be a Chef

I like food. A lot. I like a lot of food. I like to try new things when I eat out, having the belief that there wouldn’t be anything on … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – at least you can pick your friends – part the third.

I make no apology for the airing of dirty laundry and tawdry family behaviour in what follows. I’m as amazed and amused as you might be; The cast, a family … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Weird Belief System- the Moon Landings

I’ve always held doubts about the Moon Landings, in particular the ones we saw on TV, the Armstrong, Aldrin ones, beamed live into your lounge. Call it what you like but it seemed odd … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

The one with and anger monkeys #1

There are a couple of “things” that seems to be lighting up my twitter timeline, newspaper opinion pages, and left and right-wing bloggers. Mostly its anti-government sentiment, anything that the … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s not what they say it’s how you read them – Personalised Plates

I’m curmudgeonly at best, according to MrsPdubyah, but as age and reason take over youth and exuberance I find myself questioning a few things. So then  Personalised Plates I was … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

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