Rules Category

Slip, Slop and Slap

I’m a hypocrite. Time spent extolling the virtues of being sun smart to my children has fallen on my own deaf ears. A day in the garden, planting and weeding and watering and harvesting. Lovely, a cathartic experience for me, almost a form of meditation as I commune with nature. Sort of. We are not […]

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Dad Dilemma

I sometimes wish my girls were butt ugly bush pigs. Summer is pretty much upon us. The days have lengthened, thanks to daylight saving. The sun is getting higher in the sky, warming the world around us and drying out, mostly, the the damp Northland soil beneath our feet. All of this is impossible not […]

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Place

Is there a ‘place’ for you? Do you ‘fit’ there. Are you there now, or is that place waiting, for you to fit? I have never felt like I ‘fit’. I have never felt myself part of a group, one of the ‘set’. As I have grown older I have stopped thinking about it, my […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW MAN, NEW PLAN

And so it is 2018. A summer recharge, and right back into it… Time to establish some ground rules, for me and for the whanau. (whanau is Maori for family, in case you were wondering. Bet you didn’t know I could be so cultural) Right now, with the 2018 school term a little way off, […]

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