Monthly Archives: September 2008

How To: Instantly landscape backyard

Phone helpful people at Auckland Landscape Supplies. Order three cubic metres of leaf mulch for $30 per m, plus $55 for delivery.  Leaf mulch is twigs, small branches, and leaves/shrubs that have been through a shredder.  It’s dense and spicy … Continue reading

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Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

It’s Thursday noon, and another refreshingly sunny spring day. I’m going for my daily run through the Auckland Domain, deeply lost in the finer points of sash window restoration, branching strategies, and my ongoing fantasy to run a marathon (and … Continue reading

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Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

It’s Thursday noon, and another refreshingly sunny spring day. I’m going for my daily run through the Auckland Domain, deeply lost in the finer points of sash window restoration, branching strategies, and my ongoing fantasy to run a marathon (and … Continue reading

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Hats Off

I recently had to get a new passport. I filled out the form, and had my passport photo taken. I was told I had to remove my hat. Now if I had more time, and wasn’t travelling to the US … Continue reading

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Chaos

Last Thursday, at the Auckland City Library, I happened on a recent novel by Michael Crichton. I had long since stopped reading his books, but as a teenager would eagerly devour each and every one, immersing myself in the exciting … Continue reading

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Tramline Track

Greeted with another lovely sunny weekend, we headed out to the Waitakeres for a day-tramp. We did a loop walk, of what is probably the best day-walk in the Waitakere ranges. The easy 2 – 3 hour return walk heads … Continue reading

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New-age Diet

I have pretty good self control around everything but food. I won’t spend money on new shoes, until Beau finally picks me up from work and takes me to the shoe shop to replace the growing embarrassment that is covering … Continue reading

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