Category: Just me

Posts about me, my family and friends (yes I have some), Seymour the Wonder Cat and his not-so-trusty sidekick Norman the Newbie Cat and life in general, both online and offline

No toasters but sponges

So, that was Christmas (apologies to John Lennon for mangling his wonderful lyrics).   I’m pleased to report there wasn’t a toaster, or any other unwelcome kitchen appliance, to be found under the oh-so-fake tree on Christmas Day. Instead, I was…

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Cyber Santa

(This is the Online column written for The Southland Times) Are you ready for the big day yet? There are only two sleeps to go until Santa comes scudding down our chimneys. Well maybe not our chimneys. If the weather…

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In the wake of a quake

(This is the Online column written for The Southland Times) Well, Tuesday got off to a bumpy start with the earthquake that rocked our world here in the deep south. I was in bed when the quake hit and was…

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Quarantine over

Cough, cough. I’m back. Between whooping cough and the assortment of generally nasty lurgies doing the rounds at the moment, it seems half the office is either crook or recovering. Getting back to work this week, now that I’m officially…

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Message for a pervert…

A special note for my very own pervy reader I appear to have cultivated: If you’re going to send e-mails of that nature, it’s much more effective if the smutty bits are spelt correctly. You might find http://www.dictionary.com/ helpful. Please,…

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Organisation just hard work

Getting organised to move house is hard work, especially during a busy time at work in the middle of the Olympics (a collective awwwww would be appreciated about now). I’ve always thought I was a reasonably organised person, and after…

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Joys of a Kiwi lizard in Oz

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Austraila courtesy of the South Australian Tourism Commission. Here is some of what I experienced. The concierge at the Hilton Adelaide smiled and introduced himself to us as Christopher before asking if…

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