Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Stomping through the Jungle

Apparently, that’s what we did today. After a rather frustrating morning, Sam and I went off to get away from it all for a few hours and I drove us to Pryce’s Rahui (Reserve) which is managed by Forest & Bird. Either the grass has been growing super quick or I suspect we were the […]


I’m too chicken to write about most of the stuff that’s going through my brain at the moment. I haven’t made much progress on the NaNoWriMo front either yet – but my plan is to knock this blogpost out of the pack and then hunker down with some music blasting in my ears and churn […]

Quick Update

I’d decided at the very last minute that I was going to attempt to do the official NaBloPoMo this year and yesterday I signed up and started my first NaNoWriMo! I will admit that I didn’t achieve the daily goal yesterday for NaNoWriMo, that it seems unlikely that I will be writing over 2000 words […]

Taking a night off

Been feeling low today and not much has helped – killing an evening playing Lord of the Rings online helped me forget for a while but having quit for the night (see me practising moderation! :) I’m back to feeling low. So I’m taking a night off from blogging whilst still trying to achieve my […]

Sometimes It’s The Small Things

I was going through my RSS feed tonight looking for inspiration for a post and I realised there were a lot of small tips I’d tagged to read up on. A lot are from Lifehacker which is a brilliant site (and which I’ve probably gushed about before) This first idea is to use 3 ring […]

Battle of the Birds

New Zealand Forest & Bird launched their annual Bird of the Year competition during the recent 2010 Conservation Week. The Forest & Bird blog has been publishing messages from each competing bird’s campaign manager and there are some interesting tidbits of information like; did you know the Grey Warbler is the weight of two 20c […]

Weekly Summary & Progress

The original name for this post was Weekly Summary & Progress. Right now I’m not sure how comfortable I feel about sharing anything that’s happened over the past week but we’ll see for the future. To be honest, I’m not really sure how this post is going to pan out long term so bear with […]

Outtakes on Life

Not exactly sure how to explain the idea behind this post. I thought I’d publish a post monthly where I can blog about the small stuff that happens in my life and that is amusing. Some of this stuff is likely to have been posted on Facebook and/or Twitter. Late one night my daughter comes […]

Local Flooding in Marton

These aren’t great photos – taken mainly so husband can see what it’s like.

Podcasts I listen to

A while ago I did a blogpost about the podcasts I listen to and I thought it was about time that I did an update. Also, in another blogpost I mentioned that I was looking for a better client for downloading podcasts – I can now say I have found an application that I’m really […]