“Weird Things I Have Around Home To Help Me Mobilise. Weird Thing # 3: Tools and Toys Replace Furniture”

Warning: this post may be seen as lecturing … Furniture, furnishings, possibly art or decorative pieces usually provide focal points in living rooms. Not so in our home! Sure we have couches and a coffee table, paintings on the walls, piano, side tables and nic nacs, but in our living room everything is pushed back … More “Weird Things I Have Around Home To Help Me Mobilise. Weird Thing # 3: Tools and Toys Replace Furniture”

“War Brides”

I read an article called “Sylvia’s Story” in the Sunday Star Times April 17, 2011. It was about the thousands of women, war brides, who sailed to New Zealand after World War two to join their husbands who were New Zealand servicemen. It got me thinking that something extraordinary happened in New Zealand in the … More “War Brides”

“How To Get Good Press In Election Year – and Kill Public Service Broadcasting”

“RNZ top job another for home team” was the editorial in Sunday Star Times April 17. Broadcasting Minister Coleman has appointed Richard Griffith to chair Radio New Zealand. Griffith is a) a PR pro and b) a National lackey having been media advisor to a previous National Government. Griffith is the sixth appointment by this … More “How To Get Good Press In Election Year – and Kill Public Service Broadcasting”

“I’m A Loose Woman, Thanks To Botox!”

Yesterday I was injected with botox – quads, hamstrings, and now adductors. Most people think wrinkles and facial smoothing when Botox is mentioned. In fact, botox was first used medically over thirty years ago to treat eye muscle disorders. It’s also used medically to correct wry neck, and more recently to reduce severe muscle stiffness … More “I’m A Loose Woman, Thanks To Botox!”