Archive for November 2008


November 28, 2008

Rex is now full of anti-rabies. And he has a pet passport. And not to be outdone, he’s been updating his resume to a UK format. We’ve been explaining about foxes and squirrels and badgers. He seems pretty relaxed about the whole thing.

storm warning

November 25, 2008

A couple of weeks ago a massive storm hit Bris Vegas. Little Brother has been terrified of storms since he was three (we spent a night on a really high floor of a Singapore Hotel during a massive storm). He has been known to go home from work early when the Brisbane sky turns an […]

lucky number 9

November 24, 2008

The last holiday I had with Mum was a weekend in Tuaranga for a family friend’s 40th. For those few days, a weird pattern began to emerge around the number 9. Rooms numbers, restaurant tables, receipts, car park numbers all either a 9 or a 19. Since then this number has become part of my […]

friday five: favourite quotes from the ladies

November 20, 2008

Five: I Love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away ~ Nancy Mitford Four: If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me ~ Alice Longworth Three: Brevity is the soul of lingerie ~ Dorothy Parker Two: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder […]


November 18, 2008

Rambling, hobo-esque thoughts are filling up my brain. As the tenants take over #54 next week, almost everything I own, is now in a large orange storage unit in Ngaraunga. It has taken almost 10 years to get all of my possessions in one place, so I have been surprised by how easy the shedding […]

impossible things

November 03, 2008

Alice laughed: ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said; ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’* Here are the six impossible things […]