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Sometimes when I need a break from writing, I like to post about random stuff!


NZ Firefighters Calendar Giveaway

NZ Firefighters Calendar Giveaway

Hi all, Just when I thought I had all my Christmas presents sorted, I realized I had one left over. Seems I got a little carried away by the gorgeous fireman selling calendars at Botany...

If only… these guys could write my synopses!

My DS often bemoans how illogical the English language is — especially when it comes to spelling. I tend to agree with him. There’s just no consistency! That said, at least...
OW! That hurt :-(

OW! That hurt :-(

This Word of the Week has been brought to you courtesy of Kim Koning, via Facebook — thanks, Kim! Have you ever looked at a word you’ve just written (or typed) and the more...
Gimme a… B??

Gimme a… B??

My latest Word of the Week comes to you courtesy of The Economist. And when DH first read the excerpt out to me, we were rubbing our hands in not-so-mock glee, believing we’d...

Wild shoes!

Hi all, I haven’t posted anything purely for the fun of it for a while. So…. Check out these wild shoes by Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi — as Carrie would probably...
Flex it, baby!

Flex it, baby!

It’s been a while since I featured a Word of the Week here on my humble website/blog. It’s been a busy, harrowing month… and I console myself that I’m pretty...

Nic Harrison’s sword-fighting workshop…

Hi all, I’ve finally gotten around to unpacking after our annual RWNZ conference–only because I need some of  the stuff still in my suitcase *wry grin*. But to my horror,...
No, Google, I do not mean “fabulous”.

No, Google, I do not mean “fabulous”.

It’s not often I come across a word I can’t find the meaning of in any of my dictionaries — not that I have a bookcase full of dictionaries or anything. But I do have...