Lorde, she’s good

Just can’t enough of Lorde this month. As proven by the recent series of New Zealand’s Got Talent, New Zealand rarely has any talent, so when someone does pop up we must all jump upon them and celebrate wildly. She’s been threatening to take this down recently, so apologies if you are looking at an empty SoundCloud box. Whenever someone like Lorde comes along we get a tad disgusted at our own weedy accomplishments when we realise just how young she...
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Teux Deux? Don’t Mind If I Deux…

Teux Deux (aka “to-do”) is currently my favourite online tool to help manage my work. Its success lies within its total simplicity and ease of use. Here’s a quick beginner’s top 10 guide to all the wonderfulness. www.teuxdeux.com Type in your To Do items under the respective day/date, and hit the enter key. Use the 5-column “Someday” section at the bottom for items that don’t have a specific day. I like to use one of these columns as “next week”...
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Meet Eddie the SPCA kitten

Say hello to Eddie. I haven’t achieved a great deal over the Christmas holidays, but I have been helping out with this little one. At barely three weeks old, he needs the care of a newborn child: he consistently eats, pees and sleeps. Eddie is a climber – he has an apparent urge to reach the top of everything he encounters, particularly your face, using his tiny claws. Hence his name, after the great Sir Edmund Hillary. This time of...
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The art of surviving the long haul flight

On Tuesday I will make the 30+ hour journey from Manchester to Auckland. As something I have done countless times, you might say I’ve become quite the experienced long haul flyer. But it doesn’t seem to come any easier. In fact, once the novelty wears off it all becomes a lot harder – suddenly the inflight entertainment system isn’t interesting, you have seen all the movies, the food is overfamiliar and the duty free has been bought before. I am...
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