• Spring is the time of year when you wonder why you ever decided to live in Wellington. One day it's summer. The next is … [Read more…]

    Wind, wind and more wind
  • When I take the dogs for a walk I generally take along a wonderful small bag made specifically for dog walkers by Tom Bihn, … [Read more…]

    The Tom Bihn Citizen Canine bag — a treat for dog owners
  • Yesterday featured some wonderful tweets of pictures taken from a Barbie book, but with adapted wording. I enjoyed reading … [Read more…]

    A better Barbie book
  • Tonight I had dinner with friends at Siem Reap in Dixon St. It's a Cambodian restaurant with mains at about $24. Siem Reap … [Read more…]

    Siem Reap: plenty of tasty food at a good price
  • Motivation: this Dark Chocolate Wheaten awaited me for completing 75 minutes and 5.5 Km with a 3% incline on the treadmill … [Read more…]

    Walking to the reward
  • I was feeling unwell this afternoon so I took to my bed with a not-too-bad book on my Kindle, followed by a movie I watched … [Read more…]

    A B-movie for a B-afternoon
  • As the dogs and I approached the beach this morning we could see the tide was quite high, water all muddy with sand roiled up … [Read more…]

    Horses for courses
  • Today there are winds between 50 and 85 Kph from the West, and that means you have to be extra dedicated to try to walk on … [Read more…]

    Dogs on the run
  • When people came from the other side of the world to New Zealand they brought with them things from home. Not just personal … [Read more…]

    There’s always more blackberry
  • I was listening to a radio interview the other day where they were discussing solar panels. The interviewee mentioned that … [Read more…]

    Purple sun

Real Life


Siem Reap: plenty of tasty food at a good price

Cambodian food in Dixon Street: the Siem Reap restaurant is worth your time and money.

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Science and Tech


A better Barbie book

A book published in 2013 reveals terrible attitudes about women in computing. Luckily, the Internet put it right.

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Horses for courses


On the trail on the beach, with horses.

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Dogs on the run


In Levin with a dog? visit Kowhai Park.

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There’s always more blackberry


There’s always more blackberry and gorse to remove from the property. It’s a battle to keep on top of them.

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Purple sun


With UV levels in the purple for 3 months of the year it’s time to consider wearing sunscreen.

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And it’s showers for Sasha


How do you make bath time entertaining for a dog?

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Email pollution overload


I knew I received a lot of spam emails, but this is ridiculous!

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