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365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#36 – I Honour the Innocence of Chuck

May 21, 2010 – 11:59 pm |

Hey dudes. I’m rushing to get this in by mid-night. It’s 11.36 by my lap-top clock. How exciting! Wow, that really says it all about the wild-factor of my life. I …

A Visual Journey of Rooftop Garden Inspiration

May 20, 2010 – 8:47 pm |

In previous posts, I’ve told you about my vision of turning wasted space on city rooftops into green urban oases, and what I’m doing to achieve it. This time I want to show you what …

World Blood Donor Day 2010 – New Blood for Life

May 20, 2010 – 8:02 pm |

Monday 14 June 2010
The New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) will be celebrating World Blood Donor Day 2010 on Monday 14 June, under the theme New Blood for Life.
This annual international event is an opportunity to …

Vote in the Twinings Online Short Film Festival and be in to win!

May 20, 2010 – 8:00 pm | One Comment

We gave budding filmmakers the chance to submit their short film into the Twinings Online Short Film Festival. All we asked was that their film was between 90 seconds and 5 minutes long and included …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#35 – Emotional Sustainability

May 20, 2010 – 6:46 pm |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Today’s recommended music as you read this blog: Beautiful Day, U2 (See below)

I’m a fiery and charismatic person who needs to express her emotions often.  …

Salads and skill-sharing: what makes a community money system into a “community glue”

May 19, 2010 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments

Pausing, I look up to see three warm-hearted women kneeling around a coffee table in front of me. Each gazes intently at a crystal in her hand. Each dangles her prism over the positive and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#34 – Let’s Get Physical

May 19, 2010 – 10:11 am |

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Today’s recommended music as you read this blog: Flashdance – What a Feeling (see below)

Aerobics. Not usually my cup of tea. Karate’s always …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#33 – Lessons from an Elder

May 18, 2010 – 6:56 pm | One Comment

(While I raise my son and grow my good news website)
Recommended music while you read this blog: Talk Talk: Life’s What You Make It [see below]
I got talking to an elderly lady today, and everything …

YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

May 17, 2010 – 10:02 am |
YourMondayMotivator – Glenn Edley

Over the past seven months I have been following Australian teenager Jessica Watson on her solo and unassisted round the world yacht voyage. I actually started following her before she left because I couldn’t believe …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#32 – Love Sweet Love

May 17, 2010 – 10:00 am |

Love.  True love.  OK I admit it!  I’m a romantic, softy, idealist believer in this often talked about, often dreamed about, often sung about phenomena.  Today I spoke to my business coach about the grand …

Five Male Fashion Tips (from an Eleven Year Old’s perspective)

May 16, 2010 – 11:21 pm | One Comment

As you may or may not know fashion is the word of the decade. Every teenager (kids to teens) has to look fashionable to impress the crowd. That is why thanks to the idea from …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#31 – My First Rock-Concert (Again)

May 16, 2010 – 11:07 pm |

Tonight as I write this it’s late, it’s dark, it’s been pouring for days, the Takaka Rivers swollen, many are experiencing cabin fever, and I’m rather tired. The parents out there will understand, I’ve …

It’s the Little Things – Christchurch Motel Leads the Way With Eco-Friendly Accommodation

May 16, 2010 – 9:09 pm | 2 Comments

Oh the relief! We’re just arriving at one of Christchurch’s most eco-friendly motels – CentrePoint On Colombo. After a day of travel with two children under three, we’re salivating at the thought of checking into …

An Eco-fashion Pioneer

May 15, 2010 – 8:00 pm |

If you’re still not convinced that fashion can be stylish and sustainable, let me tell you about New Zealand’s pioneer in the area of sustainable fashion design… Starfish.
This Wellington based label has always been one …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#30 – Releasing the Inner Rockstar.

May 15, 2010 – 7:47 pm | 3 Comments

So today I pulled back the dusty covers, so to speak, from my musical talents.  My friend Tina (immensely inspiring musician) restrung my guitar and sat there looking encouraging and mother hen like while I …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#29 – Kindness is Cool

May 14, 2010 – 2:05 pm |

Thanks to some inspiration from a man named Mark Silver, who runs the business Heart of Business, my heart is leaping with plans – plans for Happyzine and for my community. The urge to give …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#28 – Adventures at a Laundromat

May 13, 2010 – 7:28 pm | One Comment

Ok, so here I am sitting in a Golden Bay Laundromat.  I’ve got four loads on and it feels good.  A wonderful machine is taking care of everything.  It’s like having four parents tidying my …

Artist Says There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

May 13, 2010 – 7:25 pm |

Artist says there is such a thing as a free lunch
News Release for immediate release May 13th 2010
You could end up with your lunch -or dinner- for free with the advent …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#27 – Magnifico Petrol Station Woman!

May 12, 2010 – 5:31 pm |

A delightful thing happened to me today.  Did I happen across a pile of money lying upon the footpath? No, not today.  Did a beaming Italian woman leap towards me waving free tickets to the …

The Peace Tree Walk Story

May 12, 2010 – 9:39 am |

This piece was sent in by Paul Taxi of the Peace Tree Walk…

A few years back me and good friend Alan De Boeck were stood upon the banks of the Motueka River in front of …