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The 10 Album Challenge – the update.

So there you go. The 10 Album challenge. challenge is right because there’s some thinking in this, and they are not always obvious. So In no order really; David Bowie … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

The 10 Album Challenge

You take your choice of things you want to do, of course, and I’ve listened to a lot of albums music recently. Mostly whilst drinking a beer. So this one … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The one with the Tooth Fairy.

I found the today when I was looking for something else. It’s a note from my daughter from many years ago to the Tooth Fairy about a tooth that had … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Spin Bike, the Garage and the Knee

Spent a couple of hours rearranging the garage. This so ‘we’ could install the newly purchased  Spin Bike into a place we can use it. The garage door has developed an … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Two Funerals and a wondering

To be honest it’s been a few funerals,  but specifically I’m thrown off by axis by one of which was this week, the other from 1988. This week the funeral … Continue reading

October 5, 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

Happy Families – the one with the recap #2

Anyways we crack on ….  There are many more things to tell If you remember we had an aunt Peggy  – it turns out that she was not a relation … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Families – the one with the recap

I mentioned yesterday how strangely a family that doesn’t really communicate that well suddenly gets a burst of enthusiasm for each other. Today I have the recollections of  the #2 … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up – “It’s no use we’re losing her Captain”

Such a timid thing, I though. MissPdubyah has all the worldliness of a tea-spoon. This is the daughter who had to look up a map to see how to drive … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – the one with the long lost brother.

From previous posts you might have got the impression that there was a family member shy of a family. The youngest child had mysteriously and inexplicably decided to shy away from contact with … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trying Teen Times – the grown up one – Part the Fourth

but when he sits next to me with a gamestaionboy device I know he’s been more focussed on some qualification and experience in something that’ll do him no good and have no relevance in anything he wants to do in life.

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Googling your childhood

Google streetmap is a clever tool, I went for a virtual tour of some of the old places I used to hang. Pretty depressing. So this is the house where … Continue reading

August 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

In the land of the lost

Long story long – Close friends of ours have a few domestic issues. These mainly are the youngest daughter – 15 – not getting the direct attention she needs. Lots … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

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