"Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all" Douglas Adams

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Whilst we are packing and moving we don't really have a whole lot to share, apart from the various merits of different boxes....

There are a few blogs sharing the unpolitically correct adverts from the 50's encouraging people to smoke and women to look after her man. So I was wondering what un-PC'ness I could share from when I grew up in the 70's. And for some reason this rhyme kept going around in my head... and so for a bit of an interlude and some cringe worthy entertainment - here is the rhyme...

(insert first name and surname)is no good
Chop him/her up for firewood
When he's/she's dead
Boil her/his head
And make them into gingerbread

Happy day
If you have an unPC memory from your childhood, share away :-)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Bon Voyage Tzipi

For her last day we did a little bit of shopping; Tzipi is continuing on her travels with an extra bag (a girl can never have enough!) It’s a Kete which is a woven Maori bag.

And she also got some slightly kitsch kiwiana bag jewellery which consists of a kiwi bird inlaid with paua (shell) and a silver fern which is seen on lots of New Zealand sports team shirts.

We’ve loved having Tzipi visit and think that she has enjoyed her short time down under and we look forward to hearing about the rest of her worldwide travels.

On a totally different tangent, check out the Royal New Zealand Ballet - they have a great u-tube hit choreographed to Lady Gaga.

In 2 weeks we will be living south of the Bombay hills in-between 2 wee places called Mercer and Pokeno. We have found our country lifestyle only 45km from my new job. So we’re busy packing…… it’s amazing the amount of craft stuff and yarn that I have!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Re-location, re-location, re-location

I started my new job today, and so this past weekend was spent in Auckland looking at new places to live.

As part of our house-hunting we also showed Tzipi some of the city.

One Tree Hill is fairly famous, U2 have a song about it, and it is now noteable for having no tree after an activist tried to chop the tree down fairly successfully. It is also one of the many (inactive) volcano's that Auckland is built around. From the top there is a fabulous view of the city and it sits in the middle of a gorgeous park.

Tzipi and Andrew then flew back to Tauranga while I am now living with my sister and her family during the week until the house hunting is a success :-)