Best travel tip ever

Okay, I may be slightly biased as this was my other half’s idea. But I am convinced this is the best ever travel tip. Here goes: A power board Yes, is this day and age with x mumble devices in tow and accomodation when travelling that always seem to only have one or two spare…

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Dinosaurs and round tuits – in underwear terms

I cannot take credit for more than about 1% of this post, it is totally inspired by the Real Women’s recent post, The Underlying Truth, absolutely worth reading. Would you believe I went out a day or two later and made my first overdue purchase! What on earth am I talking about? Letting old, ratty,…

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Married at First Sight – I know I shouldn’t…

but I am!  Before I begin this post in earnest I need to confess. Before our daughter was born one thing my other half and I randomly discussed was our fervent desire that when she grows up she does not like reality tv. It would be the antithesis of us. TV, an invention that could…

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Grimsby

Not really a post, but watched Grimsby last night, and have to recommend it. If you want a good belly laugh this could be the movie for you. It is of course risque, as is Sacha Baron Cohen’s style. However my approximately 70 year old mother-in-law was sitting next to me on the couch and…

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This is living…

Had the very recent joy of an overdue and not long enough holiday – aren’t they always! Visited Glenorchy for the first time in my life. For those of you unfamiliar, Glenorchy is a small town at the top of Lake Wakatipu. It was a sensational autumn day last Thursday, no wind, sun shining, a…

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A book for the beach

Heading down the beach, and need an extra book to while away that down time? How about you try The Trivia Man by Deborah O’Brien. If you have ever participated in a trivia evening, had a friend who has a particular attention to detail, or know someone whose love life hasn’t gone to plan then…

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Lazy post for the festive break

Well, lazy on my part that is; but not for you. While my fingers may not be a tapping words of wit, my eyes have been a reading so I am sharing a few links for your reading pleasure. First up a good read on why we need sleep and how it helps us to better…

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

Even for yourself, to steal the name of a movie.  If you have not seen the 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love movie I highly recommend it.  I watched it for the first time just the other day, and wanted to watch it again immediately (and did so the next day!). To linger on one of the…

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The Fabulous Deborah O’Brien, Australian Author

One of my grand passions in life is reading – I was voracious as a child.  To this day I have very fond memories of a weekly trip to the library with my Dad, which started when I was probably 4 or 5 years old, and continued through out my school life.  My Dad actually…

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Drive for Cheaper Now

If you are anything like me, you end up doing quite a lot of shopping around online – always looking for the best deal.  You may even recall many, many moons ago I coined the term mum-onomics, and it made reappearances (here and here).  Sometimes I can and I mean literally spend hours looking at options.…

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