What's In A Name--Jul 29

What’s In A Name?

It’s my favourite time of year!  Every year about this time, the NZ Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages publishes a list of baby names that parents have proposed naming their children but which the Registry considers too weird.  It all started a few years ago when it was learned that some loving parents had named… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

I Learn Something New--Jul 19

I Learn Something New

As you know, I have not always been charitable to Gen Y, viewing them as self-centred and overly focused on technology toys and generally uninterested in the wider world.  But lately I’ve had to reassess that view. In order to meet our tree planting goals at the farm we have found it necessary to get… Continue reading I Learn Something New

They're At It Again--Jul 2

They’re At It Again!

You remember our friends over at Beautiful People? They are the dating site that only accepts beautiful people. Acceptance of prospective members is contingent on them being voted sufficiently beautiful by the existing membership. They made news a while ago when they whacked about 5,000 members who had posted updated pictures of themselves. Based on… Continue reading They’re At It Again!