Sea Shanties & Shipwrecks

Fascinated by ship wrecks and stories of the sea? How do these ships end up where they do? What becomes of shipwrecks? As a child did you used to explore the seaside? And intrigued by what you found. In the North Island on the edge of the Kāpiti Coast we used to pretend we were…

The Joys of Spring Down Under

We may be in Lockdown but there is always a silver lining to everything challenging that appears to test us. And here amongst the storms (political and climatic) we get to take a closer look at the change in seasons during the early days of Spring. Look what sprung up! Check out these cool things…

Covid-19 ‘back in attack’ in NZ

New Zealand has had a lengthy break from Covid while the rest of the world has taken it hard, but now back in LOCKDOWN. Level 4 for all of New Zealand. The good news though for those who were away from home when the announcement was made by the Prime Minister on Tuesday eve was…

Narcissism and Gaslight II

Continuing on from our Narcissism and Gaslighting snapshot in Part I. Cat in Sharks with Lipstick enjoys her little gaslighting escapades and making her team feel they have got it all wrong, mis-understood and they are the reason for the ‘stuff ups’ and not achieving the team’s KPIs, targets, blowing the budget… Cat in Sharks…

Narcissism and Gaslighting I

It would appear the words ‘Narcissism’ and ‘Gaslighting’ are bandied around nowadays more than back in the day. Surely it’s always been around, I mean ‘Gas lights’ are a thing of the past, so obviously these character traits and behaviour have been around forever. Just people are dropping the ‘N’ bomb and ‘G’ bomb more…

Behind every action is a need (expressed or suppressed)

Check out the quotes below… Do you SUPPRESS or EXPRESS your feelings, your needs? Obviously we can’t express everything that comes into our heads, even though at times we would love to. But in this increasingly PC world we do have to put the hand brake on our words even though it would be great…

Kibbutz living, Co-housing, Tiny housing or regular housing?

The saga of housing continues, but hey there is many a choice of how you want to live, bit like ordering a coffee, do you want to go for regular or not so regular but increasingly normal? Hanging on a Kibbutz, a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture, could possibly be…

FOMO (with Property right now)?

Suffering from the Fear of Missing Out? Perhaps with all the media hype about Property going through the roof (excuse the pun) and the fear of getting left behind as the competition has got insane especially since the ‘C’ word – Covid struck. All the speculation was that we were hitting a Recession and house…

Flying Saucers and Shirley MacLaine

.Just finished reading Shirley MacLaine’s book ‘Sage-ing while Age-ing’ and lots of gems from ‘Being the change you want to see’ and the beauty of ageing, you get wiser as you take life’s pilgrimage. All those hours on Planet Earth, do pay off. There’s quite a bit on UFO sightings and encounters of the third…

Fairies Fabulous Fairies

Fairies aren’t they the most fabulous creatures? With fine and fabulous fanciful features They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes Always unannounced and full of surprises You can see them in the meadows and amongst the flowers Appearing more vivid between the showers Red, pink, white and often green The prettiest guys you’ve…