Posts from 2013


Read More Dan Barber on Vegetable centric cooking

Posted on Wed, 02/10/2013

This is an interesting interview with one of Americas top chefs, Dan Barber, in which he talks about how his menu is becoming increasingly vegetable focused. We are aware of that trend, even if the menu at Somerset doesn't...>>>

Read More Fantastic service

Posted on Thu, 03/10/2013

Dropt a couple of my work dresses in to get drycleaned this morning, and walked out of Pristine Drycleaners on Cameron Rd with a very large smile on my face because of the superb response to what I had anticipated would be...>>>

Read More The joys of dealing with the public

Posted on Tue, 08/10/2013

This list somewhat explains itself - but suffice to say, as someone who periodically shakes her head, at the vagaries of dealing with the public, it was perfect for a chuckle over my morning smoothie... I got told just last...>>>

Read More Giving

Posted on Thu, 10/10/2013

It might be an ad, but I don't think thats the main point of this wonderful little vignette.......>>>

Read More Doco on Humans of New York

Posted on Sun, 13/10/2013

One of the first things I do each morning is  check the Face book feed from Humans of New York. The way he captures humanity both in pictures and in words never fails to move me... This short vignette on ABC news shows...>>>

Read More Shelley and David

Posted on Wed, 16/10/2013

Shelley and David are departing on a big adventure, having sold up all their holdings in Tauranga. They head South, for an indefinite period of time, knowing only that they have to be in Invercargill for a major birthday,...>>>

Read More Privacy in the age of social media

Posted on Fri, 18/10/2013

I've had some computor issues over the last week, that have required intervention from the formidable Chris French, and not for the first time, I've watched morbidly fascinated, as he delves back through a multitude of layers...>>>

Read More Humour on a Friday afternoon

Posted on Fri, 18/10/2013

Had a nice social lunch service, and come back over to the house for my own lunch, feeling a titch depressed because the reservation book looks remarkably devoid of bookings for tonight. Which being a Friday it shouldn't ...>>>

Read More Pig in a day

Posted on Mon, 21/10/2013

We are just back from an overnight visit to Auckland ? always amazing how much you can manage to fit into a 24 hour visit! ? and have come home stimulated and re-energised, which proves that I must have needed the change...>>>

Read More Sense of self

Posted on Thu, 31/10/2013

I do wonder sometimes where the digital reality that has sprung up around us, will ultimately take us as a species. It has enormous strengths, and equally potent scary aspects. Because human interaction of the face to face...>>>

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