The word NO should not be so difficult to understand.



Approving your friend request does not give you permission to send me a dick pic.

Sure there are probably LOTS of people who would love to see your penis, but I am not one of them.  IF I want to see it, I promise I will use my words and ask for it.  IN FACT, I think you should ALWAYS wait for someone to use their words formally asking to see whatever it is you want to show off.

This is not me being prude.  It is absurd and ridiculous to blame me for your inappropriate behavior.  For those of you that tell me it isn’t a big deal, that it is my problem, and that I should just block them and move on… NO.  It is a big deal.  I mean the problem… not the penis.

This isn’t really even ABOUT the penis.  It’s a body part.  I…

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The flag referendum farce – for sheer gall, John Key?


 We should hand it to John Key? No, not our own flag, with its highly relevant cross watching over our skies, far more relevant to our history, traditions and intellectual heritage than a piece of plant. We all know how strangely keen our Prime Minister has been to get rid of our flag, with all its important symbols, its link to so many of our fine colonial antecedents, and to our democratic and Christian traditions.

So keen, that with areas of the economy in desperate need of funding; people removed from hospital waiting lists; our iconic Starship Children’s Hospital having to beg for funds from the community; our apparent inability to afford cancer drugs available in England and Australia even…with the job losses multiplying and shops closing down all over the country – nothing, apparently, has been so important to Key as getting rid of this flag…irrespective of the initial-only…

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That writing bug is catching

Miss Nearly 12 has started writing a story.

She’s writing it on WattPad. She wrote a whole page on her phone and was so proud of herself for the 80 something words until she looked at her chapter on the laptop and went, ‘Oh…’

So yesterday she sat at the table and typed. And typed. And typed.

700+ words later, she has a decent chapter, a hook at the end and the beginnings of a story.

I am very proud of her efforts and I can’t wait to read more of the story.

Here is it, if you want to read it.

Lara Evers and Beck Matthews have been enemies for as long as they can remember. But what will happen when Lara finds out Beck’s biggest secret?

Evers vs Matthews ch1