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How To Kiss A Stranger

How To Kiss A Stranger

Every now and again my friends used to kiss me hello or goodbye on the cheek. I felt very cool and European. Then I moved to a hot sweaty country (and I don’t mean that in the good way) where everyone wants to kiss your dam cheek. And I don’t feel cool and European.

Would The Real Oscar Please Stand Up . . .

Would The Real Oscar Please Stand Up . . .

Year after year we (the general public), are subjected to watching glistening, well-groomed celeb's addressing the crowds at the annual Academy Awards: clutching their new prized possession - an Oscar - showcasing an all-American smile and delivering a predictable response to their winning.

DIY Disasters And Recommended Home and Living Reading

DIY Disasters And Recommended Home and Living Reading

Accidental Renovator: A Paris story

Barbara Biggs

Southern Publishers

When an opinionated Aussie moves to moves to France and finds herself in the midst of a DIY disaster, what follows should be a hilarious farce.

Planning For The Future

Planning For The Future

Owning a home comes with regular responsibilities from, rates to insurances, maintenance, electricity and telephone.

While many of these costs are hard to avoid, some can be drastically reduced with a little planning.

The Music Industry Loves a Bushfire Appeal

The Music Industry Loves a Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian bushfires may be under control but the music industry is burning the images in our heads and emptying our pockets.

Space Travel For The General Public

Space Travel For The General Public

Space travel is now becoming a commercial entity, a reality to the general public, should you have a spare US$200,000 to spend that is. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is opening up space to the public with a fascinating development in space tourism. 

Concert Review - Iron Maiden

Concert Review - Iron Maiden

24th February 2009 - Iron Maiden rocked the wet and soggy Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Friday night in what might go down as one of the best concerts I’ve ever gone to...and not just because of the show put on but because I got to see the original line up, of what I think, is the most

No What's for Tea this Week? this week, sorry

I've been busy moving from the North to the South Island and working two jobs as well as teaching adults at nightschools, so I'm really flat tack and had no time to think of what to have for tea myself, let alone for everybody else. Frightfully sorry, but next week I'll be back on track.

Greenpeace vs Whalers

Greenpeace vs Whalers

I recently wrote a blog about the Sea Shepherd and its righteous battle in the Southern Oceans.