After the umpteenth complaint from the spouse and sprogs about their XP machine not acquiring the wireless network or dropping the broadband connection, I thought I’d have a look around Trade Me (NZ’s eBay) for a Mac to replace the PC. Among the G4s and iMacs, I came across an Apple Lisa One for sale. […]
Archive for December, 2006
As usual, the pop singers and sporting folks headed those getting New Year’s Honours today – not to mention a royal family member (there’s something not right about the Queen handing out an MBE to her granddaughter). Tucked away down the list, you’ll find the influential Professor Andrew Hopper. For those saying ‘Who?’ and ‘What […]
Halfway down the departures board, I could see that Air New Zealand flight NZ39, bound for London via Hong Kong, was now open for check-in. The pit of my stomach was churning with unbidden feelings and the thought of twenty-four plus hours on a plane made me queasy. Not an hour previous, we’d all – […]
Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight. Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise. More than 90% of plane crashes have survivors. Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. The medical name for the part of the brain associated […]
In the grand scheme of things, it’s infinitesimal but thinking of James Brown will always make me smile and remind me of sleepless nights.Â My eldest was unwell as an infant.Â She spent her early weeks in SCBU, was consistently underweight due to rarely keeping a feed down and spent most nights in a fractious […]
After the excesses of Christmas Day, of which there were several, who can resist the lure of the open road under a bright blue sky to blow away the cobwebs? The sound of the cicadas, the smell of the pines and eucalypts and feel of the warm air wafting by brought smiles to the face […]
David Seah has again offered up a Compact Calendar for the coming year as part of a multitude of productivity tools available form his site. For the second year running, I am happy to provide a version with New Zealand public holidays to add to the growing number of localised versions. Technorati Tags: productivity, compact […]
Early morning baking: ciabatte for Christmas lunch bruschetta. My best present: the bowling set, not the hair bands. Our four plus friend from UK: the obligatory Christmas Day walk. Fat, dumb & happy: the post-BBQ carnage.
Dave of funkypancake.com has posted a wonderfully evocative photo of a Waterloo sunset. Make sure you click through to the full-size picture as the details make the picture. Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster appear like a backdrop from an old Ealing comedy, while the Millennium Wheel and the footbridge are more reminiscent of […]
You couldn’t make this up. Like the villain in a spaghetti Western, a sweet shop boss in the Lake District has been run out of a Cumbrian town after making disparaging remarks about the town on his My Space blog.