Monthly Archives: March 2015

Staring into the Abyss: The School Run

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Have you ever done the school run? This is not a mummy blog. The school run has been much discussed using basic terms such as ‘chaos’, ‘stressful’ and ‘Armageddon’ but in reality these terms should only ever be applied to things like your parachute failing to open, or World War Two. If you have children — no matter what your… Read more »

Coming down again: Episode Two, The Bachelor NZ

Last night, Episode Two of The Bachelor of New Zealand screened, and didn’t we all cringe though another episode, and ask ourselves why we were doing this, what with so much other quality viewing to choose from on terrestrial television. Episode Two was like Coming Down Again, by the Stones. Now that we have met the girls (and the boy),… Read more »

Drunk in Love: The Bachelor 2015

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I am really feeling for the families of the TVNZ show, Our First Home, tonight. After the shit storm of X Factor (which it clashes with on several nights), I was thinking how such a show — one that is ostensibly quite asinine, family orientated and tedious — at least has warmth, unlike the pit-viper infested environment of the glittery… Read more »

Suburban Hell: The Inorganic Rubbish Collection

In my corner of suburbia, we are having the three-yearly rubbish collection of inorganic things that we collected free from the last curbside dumping and no longer require. It’s actually stressful. Ordinary rubbish day for most white New Zealanders is the apex of the working week.  Everywhere, on every street, there are clacky heels, striding the cold bitumen driveways to… Read more »

Don’t Bring Me Down: The Cosmo Files

  As an experiment recently, I purchased a year’s worth of old Cosmopolitan magazines. I’m normally a New Weekly type of magazine reader.  Absolutely no class, not trying to have any class, nothing informative.  It’s pure relaxation and mental chewing gum, rather like watching an episode of the Kardashians.  Lots of insinuations about girl-love and big close ups of Nicki… Read more »