Are We Sitting Comfortably?

It’s 4pm on a sunny Tuesday, January 1st 2019. Amazing to think just a few short years ago, or nearly twenty years in fact, yesterday, we were all concerned about aeroplanes falling out of the sky when the clock struck midnight. As it turned out, almost none of the things the doomsayers had predicted would happen […]

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Retail Therapy

The title is ironic, if you really did need therapy for anything in New Zealand; one of the worst things you could do is go shopping.  I was watching the television news recently when the usual advertising messages came along all too often as they do here. I was being shouted at to buy some […]

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Eating Out

There’s an awful lot of, mostly awful, advertising on New Zealand television. Much of it the sort of thing you’d see on QVC in other countries. One of the most common phrases uttered on TV in New Zealand must be ‘But wait there’s more”… I tend to just zone out or play with my smarter […]

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Signs of the times, Redux!

This is just a nonsense post to keep the pages ticking over or people will think I have run out of ideas. Well I have but lets keep up the illusion I have something worth saying on a reasonably frequent basis. If you knew me in person you would know that the gaps in my […]

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