Archive for February 2011

Run4Chch ~ London Event!

February 27, 2011

London Run4Chch ~ 10am Sunday 13th March Everyone welcome! This is a 5km Fun Run for Christchurch Earthquake Relief. Bring the dog, your kids, your Aussie flatmates – get together with kiwis far from home, to do something for Christchurch. How can I take part? Register your donation here – all funds go to NZ […]

run for christchurch

February 26, 2011

As you may know, New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, was devastated by a 6.3 earthquake at lunchtime on Tuesday 22 February 2011. There have been at least 113 fatalities and over 200 people are still missing. Kiwis out of Christchurch and people around the world want to know how they can help, and the […]


February 22, 2011

Christchurch Cathedral (before), by Kirsty Helen Dunn New Zealand kids learn at primary school what to do in an earthquake. I remember an exhilarating and terrifying shake when I was about 11; Little Brother and I home alone clutching each other in a doorway.  When I moved to Welly the shakes were common place, its was […]

'if you finish second, then you're the first loser'

February 20, 2011

Image credit: LusoFox All the nerdy science types will tell you that they are formations of cemented mudstone, shaped by coastal erosion. ‘Obviously’ this is bollocks (what is it with all the sciencey evidence that just RUINS IT FOR EVERYONE?). Clearly, Moeraki Boulders are either: a) dinosaur eggs that fossilized, b) alien space-craft that turned to […]

things what's been occuring

February 18, 2011

In the last couple of hundred hours: Discovered Badger frotting the laundry basket and howling her sexiness at neighbourhood boy cats. She is now fixed and has dedicated her life to the pursuit of biscuits. And sleeping. Consumed 6 bowls of granola, 2 pints of non-fat greek yogurt and a small bucket of blueberries. And […]