Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Random Open Tabs

I love to have many browser tabs open. My computer … doesn’t; but it copes. I thought I’d randomly (well, relatively randomly) share some of the tabs I have open at the moment. Sheppard Software I haven’t spent a great deal of time exploring the site but I’ve liked what I’ve seen so far. There’s […]

Monarch and Red Admiral Friends

This was the best of a batch of terrible photos but I really wanted to have visual evidence of a Monarch Butterfly and a Red Admiral Butterfly sharing the same space. I was at the Bason Botanic Gardens today (which is quite gorgeous and bigger than I thought), and saw a Monarch Butterfly being chased […]


Another dud night from me sorry. But I do have these rather random blogposts I’d like to share with you. Firstly, this brilliantly humorous post from Vaughn Davis entitled 10 Uses for an Unwanted Skyhawk. If there’s any left over, sign me up please. If nothing else, it should be a decent deterrent for all […]

No Blogpost Tonight

(Did you see what I did there)

Where has the Day Gone?

Let’s see: Snuggling in bed under a nice, thick, warm duvet Working on Home Education planning and prep, and the dastardly exemption Straightening the house and thinking I should really get on top of the housework (but not doing much about it) Stacking firewood and listening to husband using the chainsaw and wood splitter Watching […]

The Torchlight List

I heard about this book by Professor Jim Flynn while catching up on the latest episode of 60 Minutes where an individual claimed he was the smartest person in New Zealand based on the fact he could get a perfect score on a standardised IQ test. (I’ll leave that particular topic well alone!) So bearing […]

Squishy Circuits

If you’re at all interested in how you can do electronics with your young children, do I have the TED talk for you! ;) For more information you can visit her website, Squishy Circuits. I’m really looking forward to giving this a go later in the year! Edit to add: Just found this in my […]

It’s my blog and I’ll emote if I want to … emote if I want to …

A random title for a rather random day. Tonight I went to my first Marton Community Meeting and became a member. I may have made an impression by the end of the meeting but I’m not convinced that it was an entirely positive one. :D My intention was to be quiet, observe and learn – […]


Oh dear! Daylight savings ended early this morning and it being a Sunday I was hoping to catch up on some missed sleep today. That hasn’t happened so I am incredibly tired and it’s a whole hour before I generally go to bed (two hours if you remember I haven’t adapted yet), yet I can […]


Sneaking in a blogpost before the end of day. Us Southern Hemisphereians are seriously underrepresented online. Everything seems to be about Spring Cleaning, New Growth and don’t even get me started about the whole Easter fiasco. My newsfeed always seems to be 6 months out of whack; I’ve got my heater out and looking regretfully […]