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Humour, Politics

The time I did cocaine with John Key

The time I did cocaine with John Key

This is the beginning of a new sporadic series in which I go out and have gonzo adventures with well known New Zealanders. If you have any suggestions for whom I could adventure with next, please let me know. by

by × October 20, 2014 × 0 comments

General

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

Musings of a teacher on the cusp of retirement

By a teacher who is getting old. I can see my own teachers shouting and rolling in their graves, how did she become a teacher?! by

by × October 14, 2014 × 2 comments

Politics

It was absolutely terrible in most parts. I mean, it was like being at a funeral for the first half

Labour Idol: not by Judith Collins

Last time Labour Idol happened it was a) good natured and b) reviewed by Judith Collins. by

by × October 13, 2014 × 4 comments

Health

In this picture I wanted to show you all my pretty pink sash. Kim wanted to show you her face.

Faith in humanity: increased

A couple of days ago I got an email from a real estate who Kim and I had looked at a house with. She wasn’t asking if we had found a house (we have) or if we were selling a house (we’re not) but rather she emailed because she was helping organise collectors for the Breast Cancer Foundation and wondered if I could help be a collector. by

by × October 11, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

She’s my cherry pie. Cool drink of water such a sweet surprise by

by × October 10, 2014 × 3 comments

General

Portrait of an existential crisis

A writer writes: who am I?

I’ve been doing this blog for about 18 months now, give or take. It’s been fun. There have been some wonderful contributions from a wide variety of authors. Choice. by

by × October 9, 2014 × 9 comments

Reviews

Reverend Horton Heat: The Rev: A Review

Reverend Horton Heat: The Rev: A Review

I love the Reverend Horton Heat. It’s important to get that disclaimer out of the way. The other disclaimer is I got this album FOR FREE. by

by × October 8, 2014 × 0 comments

News, Politics

This man wouldn't break a law

Nicky Hager and the false flag

So a lot of people are up in arms about the raid on Nicky Hager’s house. According to reports from media and a statement from the man himself, the police showed up when he wasn’t there, executed a search warrant and took a bunch of stuff from his house. by

by × October 7, 2014 × 6 comments

International, News

I don't think I could top this

My list of things I probably won’t be dressing as this Halloween

Halloween is approaching, and though in New Zealand we half-ass it in comparison to our American friends, a lot of people still get into the spirit of it. by

by × October 6, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

Gone Girl: a review

Gone Girl: a review

By Dave ‘Wisely’ Mitchell. One of the perils of going to the cinema is that generally you cannot pick who sits around you.  by

by × October 6, 2014 × 0 comments

Health

Becoming a mother

Becoming a mother

By Charlotte McLauchlan So much has been written about it.  The enormous life change, the intoxicating love for your baby, by

by × October 3, 2014 × 0 comments

Reviews

Mr and Mrs Ruminator had a radical style overhaul

8 things I learnt from the World of Wearable Awards Show

Lord Sutch took me on a ‘date’ to the World of Wearable Arts Award Show (WOW). It was amazing. It also gave me an opportunity to spread my wings by

by × October 2, 2014 × 0 comments

Feminism

Neverending storrrryyyyy

Neverending storrrryyyyy

A few days ago, my flatmates succumbed to my insistence that we watch ‘The NeverEnding Story‘, one of my favourite movies as a young child. by

by × October 1, 2014 × 2 comments

Reviews

As well as being art and wearable, this also won

A review of WOW written as though I have many personalities

I was asked if I’d like to review the World of WearableArt by

by × September 29, 2014 × 0 comments

Health

I just want you to know that while looking for an image to use, I saw some things

Labour pains

**warning, this post a) is quite long and b) gets quite explicit in places** by

by × September 29, 2014 × 4 comments

Politics

Ramble ramble, ranty rant

Ramble ramble, ranty rant

Hello again, it’s me, your second favourite left wing ranter. by

by × September 27, 2014 × 0 comments

Politics

Election 2014: Reckons Roundup (Updated)

Election 2014: Reckons Roundup (Updated)

After the election delivered National back into power, many people have been sharing their reckons. It has been hard to keep up with them all. So here is a roundup. by

by × September 26, 2014 × 0 comments

News

Ōtautahi Spring

Ōtautahi Spring

Christchurch is verdant, floral, and blossomy. by

by × September 25, 2014 × 0 comments