Achieving inner peace

March 16, 2015
Achieving inner peace

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and we all could probably use more calm in our lives. I looked around my house to see things I’d started and hadn’t finished, so I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiuminun scriptins, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no...

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Upated: Home invaders (and men are idiots)

January 11, 2015
Upated: Home invaders (and men are idiots)

The discovery of some unexpected visitors in our home this week was a bit of a shock. After hearing a sort of dripping sound in the bathroom for a while now, I was wondering if either there was something leaking inside the wall (a potential nightmare after the sneaky ceiling leak we had in the same room earlier last year that took a couple of weeks to track down), or that we possibly had...

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And the winner is … Chorus

November 27, 2014
And the winner is … Chorus

The gushing news reports would have us believe that everyone in Dunedin is celebrating their little corner of the world winning the much-hyped Gigatown competition but let’s be honest: it’s Chorus that should be doing all the celebrating. This year-long marketing “competition” was a brilliant marketing ploy for the company: the lovely citizens of the various towns and cities wanting access ultra-fast broadband took part in quizzes and promotions that used the “gigatown” tag,...

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Weather or not you believe it …

November 6, 2014

The whole global warming debate continues, and while it’s hard to see it as global warming when we froze our collective arses off here in New Zealand last summer (but had an almost tropical winter), there is no doubt that something dodgy is happening to our climate. So let’s call it climate change, which covers all the weather wonkiness and makes it easier to comprehend for those who stick their nose out the door...

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Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

October 15, 2014
Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

This is the third or fourth hand cream I’ve trialled this year and when looking at price and performance, it’s probably the best. The label says it has all the vitamin letters you want showing up in a good hand creams (A, B and E), making it incredibly nourishing, and the inclusion of aloe vera also makes it quite healing. It has a mild and pleasant fragrance that is well and truly inoffensive and...

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Ice, ice baby

August 27, 2014

It seems like everyone in celebrity-land is jumping on the ice challenge bandwagon at the moment, with a raft of famous faces taking part in a soggy challenge in the name of a good cause. And it has to be said: Bill Gates has geekified the whole thing and taken it to a new level. Do I detect a spot of deja vu? Didn’t we already do that here? OK, so our watery warriors...

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