May 14, 2019

Today is one of those days when it is a good thing being rugged up warm inside while the blustery autumn wind blows outside.

As I sit in my office looking out at the new snow on the Southern Alps, it's a great time to catch up on emails and work on new designs for the c...

April 15, 2019

It's official - learning another language is good for the soul (& the brain) but of course we all knew that, didn't we? 

As we get older our natural tendency is to stick with what we know but how many of you have tried something new recently? Learning a second lang...

February 18, 2019

Having moved away from the frantic pace of Auckland two years ago, I love living in our new home on a rural block of land with views to the Southern Alps in one direction, the coast in the other direction and the Canterbury Plains as far as the eye can see. We have chi...

October 31, 2018

With the advent of Trump-Mania, we hear every day that the media are presenting us with so-called 'fake news'.  I must say, I often scoff at articles which present only half the facts when you know that there is more to a story than meets the eye....

June 13, 2018

Podcasts are making waves throughout the world and the best thing is that they're (mostly) free! If you're a New Zealander, you may be aware of "Black Hands - The David Bain Story" which was produced by Stuff.co.nz and is a 10 part Podcast.

What is a Podcast y...

May 9, 2018

Social media. If you're a teenager then it's your lifeline. Older and you're probably a relative novice like myself. 

20 years ago social media didn't exist like it does today. We talked on the telephone and read the daily paper in hard copy rather than on a laptop. We...

April 30, 2018

'Busy' seems to be the new buzz word these days. Everyone is so BUSY. Perhaps Busy is the new Normal and we all need to take a step back and reassess what we are doing in our lives to all be feeling this way. Is it where we live? What we try to take on? Or perhaps what...

March 5, 2018

Grab a coffee and take a seat folks, it's time for some funny sayings (straight out of our tea towel and apron range).

For the kitchen:

1. My cooking is fabulous. I'm expecting applause but stunned silence will do.

2. A quiet man is a thinking man. A quiet woman is usuall...

January 19, 2018

Everyone's day starts with a pop (or a bang depending on how loud the music on your alarm is). Words can be either shared with a loved one or sung in the shower but for most people, words are part of our everyday lives.

A good way to promote the power of positive t...

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