Today is the birthday of one of my most FAVOURITE humans in the whole word. We’ve been friends for nearly two decades now. I am currently fighting with a banana cake attempting to make it look like a heart… Not winning. We’ll be popping in to surprise her at her work later today. We’ll deliver … More Children, chores and failed chocolate chip banana cake.
Does anyone remember learning about the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues? Here they are in case you forgot or are not familiar with them (I just cut and pasted this from Wikipedia because not many people click on the links according to my stats, so I thought I’d make it easy … More Eight Traits that Make People Great (Rhyming isn’t Necessarily One of Them)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs (also known as Births, Deaths, and Marriages) sent us a letter last week, kindly (but firmly) reminding us that we had to register the birth of our new son and henceforth choose a name. This hadn’t caused us any grief with the previous children, as we always pick the names … More Births, Deaths, and Marriages
Not sure about you, but I can’t really help myself looking at other people and feeling more than a little bit inadequate. I have friends who are doctors, lawyers, activists, and working in a variety of other interesting and successful careers. I am 36 years old, and quite frankly, I still don’t know what I … More Envy is an Illusion
I’m bossy. You can sugar coat that and say I’m assertive. Sheryl Sandberg would have us “Ban Bossy” but as many of you know, I am a die hard fan of the simple, unfettered, stone cold and occasionally uncomfortable truth. And the truth is, I often think I know what is best for everyone and … More Careful what you wish for
Easter weekend saw the met service (that is the Meteorological service – in NZ we call it the met service, and it is our go-to source for all things weather related) spreading gloom throughout our island paradise by telling us all that it was going to be a grey and rainy long weekend. This prospect … More Holidays, Hospitals, Happiness and Hobbitses – Part One
Sometime ago I posted an article written by a self-professed “exceedingly attractive” woman who was having a good moan about women who were punching well above their weight and married or dating attractive, successful men. Snopes said this was a possibly a hoax, but it highlighted some really cool and confronting stuff I want to talk … More Attempting to Unravel the Truth about Beauty: Part One