Posts Tagged new zealand


I Chickened Out

I have managed to dodge the Chicken Bullet for 27 years now. The Missus loves chickens. Happy childhood memories and all that. But she is increasingly determined to have chickens. And she is a force to be reckoned with. Which took us to the Kumeu Showgrounds at the weekend. I knew we were 10,000 miles […]

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Bodacious Bichon in 2D

Doesn’t matter if it’s an elephant or a whale. A squirrel or deer or a dog. A mouse, or an ostrich or a dung beetle. Doesn’t matter if they are real or cartoony or serious CG. If critters come on our TV while Mayo the Bodacious Bichon is on duty, you would think the Huns […]

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10 Tips for Building A Stockade Fence & Having Back Fusion Surgery

1. Involve a 57 year old round man, the Chinese GM Finance, and the 24 year old professional musician man cub, who is five days away from a six-month contract aboard a cruise ship, and filled to the brim with the desire to NOT be on the fencing crew. 2. Make sure the back […]

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Through My Mom’s Eyes (Part Two)

(If you have not read Part One of this, you might like to go here first.)   After hours at the mall, I just wanted to collapse in my recliner and watch TV. But Mayo looked depressed. His parents just left for East Timor on mission work, so he and the Crack Puppy will be […]

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Today in New Zealand, EVERYONE is a Hobbit!

    The world premiere of The Hobbit will be held tomorrow in Wellington, less than 400 miles south of my desk. Under our Constitution, on this great day, everyone in New Zealand is an honorary Hobbit. So, I’m a Hobbit and you’re not. Nanner. Nanner. Nanner. Or in Elvish:         Cheers, Bilmo […]

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Finally, New Zealand’s (Rugby) Cup Runneth Over!

It’s amazing what one point can do. Approximately 18 hours ago, the mighty New Zealand All Blacks — who have the highest winning percentage of any professional team in any sport, but a long history of stumbling at the last hurdle — beat the totally schizophrenic French, 8-7. That single point won us the Rugby […]

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10 Tips for Rugby World Cup Visitors to New Zealand

1. Just to be clear. If our All Blacks don’t win the Cup this time, all 4.5 million of us kiwis will commit suicide. Do you really want that on your conscience? 2. We hope you enjoy our brilliant new rugby and entertainment facilities. They’re beaut. 3. Since you last visited NZ in 1987, when […]

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