Sunday, 22 December 2013

Seven Days of Koko

Looking pretty damn sweet.

Showing off her war wounds (that gash at her hairline).

Too cool.

Scruffy and serious.

She was so thrilled to be sitting in the duplo crate that she couldn't care less that I was putting up the Christmas tree right next to her.

Looking sly because she's just expertly eaten around every single mixed vege that I added to her macaroni cheese.

In party mode.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Wilder Women ~ Katy Perry


Okay, so I know this is a Katy Perry song, and some of you might not be cool with that, but I saw this video for the first time recently and thought the guy was too dreamy not to share. Swoon City!

So enjoy the eye candy, and have fun dancing and singing along to the candy pop song too, while you're at it.


Friday, 20 December 2013

Wilder & Tamer

WILDER




~ I commissioned the super talented Pinky Fang to do a portrait of Kowhai for her second birthday. Isn't it awesome?! I'm so happy with it.

~ Tomato sandwiches on fresh bread. Mmmm, yeah!

~ Adventure Time. Yeah, I know I'm late to the game here, but this cartoon is rad!

~ I finally caught up on some episodes of Stuff You Missed In History Class, and now I have a major obsession with Audre Lorde. Hello, new Wilder Woman hero.

~ $10 burgers at Monterey on a Tuesday. Dinner = sorted.

TAMER

~ I heard that Air New Zealand were offering Auckland to Hawai'i return flights for $550. I got all excited about this, and had pretty much decided I was gonna do it, and then I found out the deal was only available to people in the travel industry. Hopes = dashed. Bummer.

~ Koko and her cousin seem to be in competition with each other as to who can come up with a way to most horrify me when I go get them after their naps. I have had to deal with poop and wees and now the new found skill of climbing out of the cot. This is not cool.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wilder Wellington ~ A December Concert

These days I find myself lucky enough to be graced with a multitude of clever friends. And clever friends tend to have other clever friends, in an X begat Y, who begat Z, kind of fashion. The circle just grows and grows, until you end up surrounded by creative awesomeness. Add to that a husband who owns a record store, and all of a sudden these people who I used to listen to on the radio and read about in magazines, are now people who I count as friends. It still baffles me at times that half of them even know my name, let alone want to talk to me and exchange parenting stories over coffee.

I feel so blessed by the turn of events that has put me in this privileged position. I can honestly say that my life is pretty good right now.

It is via these wonderful friends that I heard about an intimate end of year performance by some lovely Wellington musicians last Sunday evening. After parenting solo for most of the week it was an absolute delight to leave Kowhai at home with her Papa and head out for some child free awesomeness.

The venue itself was a studio space in the back streets of Mount Cook. An unassuming industrial (yet pleasingly azure) frontage hid a warm, welcoming space. We sat on a rag tag collection of chairs, homemade pillows and quilts, surrounded by abstract wooden art, fairy lights, vintage landscapes, and a musty, earthy, wooden smell. Oh, that aroma! I'm going to go all weird on you now, because the smell, one of sawdust and dampness, was such a part of the space, in the best possible way.

Holly Beals & Adam Ladley were first up to the mics. They sang beautifully, harmonising and looping vocals. Their banter was endearing in its awkwardness. They did a Neil Young cover and forgot the lyrics to songs and were generally just all around lovable.

Amiria Grenell followed Holly and Adam. Amiria is a new friend of mine who I have enjoyed getting to know over the course of the year. She is talented and hard working and soulful and hard case. She plays regularly at Plum and The Library, but I never seem to make it to her regular gigs. When she gave me the flyer for this performance I knew I had to make the effort to get there. I'm so glad I did. Thanks for the invite Amiria! Amiria's performance was so confident and polished. She is a musical story teller, and I cannot recommend her highly enough.

I almost left after Amiria's performance, but luckily on my way out I ran into a friend who was just arriving, so I decided to turn around and head back in. I say luckily because otherwise I would have missed out on hearing Eva Prowse, and that would have been a loss. I don't know how I'd never heard Eva before, but she has a new fan in me now. Anyone who gets literary is always going to win me over, and Eva sang two songs about books. The first, Sophocles' Sarcophagus, told the story of the Tintin tale Cigars of the Pharaoh. The second was a song about how The Outsiders' Ponyboy would deal with life as a Gen-Y facebooker. Genius! Absolute genius! Okay, so I am an unashamed HUGE FAN of The Outsiders, but I'm pretty sure this song stands up on its own merits, whether you've read the book or not.

Joe Blossom finished the evening off beautifully. I was thrilled to see him sit at the piano that had up to that point been ignored, before he switched to guitar. He was easily convinced to add a track or two to his set. It seemed nobody was really ready for the magic to end.

I'd love for these Sunday night gigs to become a regular happening. They had a casual, welcoming mood that can be hard to achieve in a more formal setting. There was an intimacy to the shared experience that encouraged the audience to chat amongst themselves, which in turn can lead to more awesome begatting of clever friends. Win Win!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wilder Web


Is this not one of the most adorable and hilarious school photos ever?

Mmm hmm. Nodding along with Joss Whedon on this.

The Logic of Stupid Poor People is an interesting article on what it takes to survive. (via Dean) 
"Someone mentioned on twitter that poor people can be presentable with affordable options from Kmart. But the issue is not about being presentable. Presentable is the bare minimum of social civility. It means being clean, not smelling, wearing shirts and shoes for service and the like. Presentable as a sufficient condition for gainful, dignified work or successful social interactions is a privilege."
There's been a whole lot of discourse on rape culture and consent on my internet this past month. A. Whole Lot. More. than usual. And this is a good thing. I'm not going to go into my opinions on the whole Roastbusters case, but I will share with you a couple of pieces that are relevant and good. First up, 4 Ways Parents Teach Kids that Consent Doesn't Matter. As a parent to a little one this is something to be mindful of. And secondly, Morgue's double excellent piece, Rape is easy here.

Oh wow, I totally panicked along with pianist Maria Joao Pires as she realised the orchestra was playing a concerto she hadn't prepared for.

I agree with this piece on how the popular GoldieBlox Ad Perpetuates the Fallacy of the Pink.

Luxirare has created an Edible Christmas Tree! I think this may be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

A few thoughts on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Yes. (Obviously, spoiler alert, but actually, only a really mild spoiler alert.)

Lorde's music video for Team kills it ~



Friday, 22 November 2013

Wilder World of Books: A Q & A

Posting regularly here has become a thing of the past. I have all these ideas and big plans for this blog, but then life seems to get in the way. I've been debating taking a break from blogging until I have the focus and time to get this blog to where I want it to be. I'm not sure that that's the answer though. Less blogging will probably just lead to...less blogging. 

I know I'm not the only one in this situation. Over at Sarah-Rose's blog, she mentioned a break in her regular posting due to An Abundance of Life, and used this book survey to fill a posting void. So I'm going to do the same. Because literature is a topic I want to focus on more here. Enjoy. And answer the questions for yourself, because I really want to read your answers.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
Alice Walker & Noel Streatfeild.
Best Sequel Ever:
As if Maurice Gee's The Halfmen of O wasn't brilliant enough already, he hit the jackpot again with The Priests of Ferris
Currently Reading:
Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women & Scribble Scribble: Notes on the Media by Nora Ephron. This is brilliant, but I have put it aside for now to try and get through Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries in time for my book club meeting. This is also brilliant.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
I like the ritual of preparing a good cup of tea before settling in for a reading session.
E-reader or Physical Book:
Physical Book. Though, having said that, I have nothing against e-readers. I just can't afford one at this time.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Ugh, I have no idea. The first person that comes to mind is The Hunger Games' Peeta. Tough question.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance:
Another tough question, because I tend to give most books a chance. Perhaps David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I'm not sure that this is a book I would have sought out had it not been required reading for a course I took. I loved it so much.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. I won this in my book club's annual Christmas book swap a few years back. It is such a wonderful wee novella. I have recommended it to others who have also thoroughly enjoyed it.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
The realisation and acceptance that I should never be ashamed of something I'm reading. That everything has value, whether it's a Babysitters' Club book or a Salman Rushdie novel. The important thing is to read.
Just Finished:
Enough by Louise Wallace. I am so lucky to have such talented friends. I read this on the plane to Auckland recently and was again blown away by Louise's skill.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Nothing. I will give anything a go. Although, having said that, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to read Lee Childs or books of that ilk, nor have I had any desire to read 50 Shades of Grey.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. I'll be adding The Luminaries to this list when I'm done.
Major book hangover because of:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. I did not want this book to end. I cried, and then I spent some time continuing the story in my head.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three. I have two huge bookcases that Apa built for me, though these house more than just books. And I have one bookcase that is solely for books I am yet to read.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Songs for Alex by Tessa Duder, Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume.
Preferred Place To Read:
I don't really have one. I do like to sit in a cafe with my book on the table in front of me and a drink and snack nearby. And I like to read in the sun.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I re-read The Outsiders last night so as to find this specific sentence that has always stuck with me ~ 
His face was white, and when he looked at me his eyes were wide with a pained expression. I suddenly remembered Curly Shepherd's face when he slipped off a telephone pole and broke his arm.
And this, from Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

He could tell them mister there's nothing worth dying for I know because I'm dead. There's no word worth your life. I would rather work in a coal mine deep under the earth and never see sunlight and eat crusts and water and work twenty hours a day. I would rather do that than be dead. I would trade democracy for life. I would trade independence and honor and freedom and decency for life. I will give you all these things and you give me the power to walk and see and hear and breathe the air and taste my food. You take the words. Give me back my life. I'm not asking for a decent life or an honorable life or a free life. I'm beyond that. I'm dead so I'm simply asking for life. To live. To feel. To be something that moves over the ground and isn't dead. I know what death is and all you people who talk about dying for words don't even know what life is.
There's nothing noble about dying. Not even if you die for honor. Not even if you die the greatest hero the world ever saw. Not even if you're so great your name will never be forgotten and who's that great? The most important thing is your life little guys. You're worth nothing dead except for speeches. Don't let them kid you anymore. Pay no attention when they tap you on the shoulder and say come along we've got to fight for liberty or whatever their word is there's always a word. 
Just say mister I'm sorry I got no time to die I'm too busy and then turn and run like hell. If they say coward why don't pay any attention because it's your job to live not to die. If they talk about dying for principles that are bigger than life you say mister you're a liar. Nothing is bigger than life. There's nothing noble in death. What's noble about lying in the ground and rotting? What's noble about never seeing the sunshine again? What's noble about having your legs and arms blown off? What's noble about being an idiot? What's noble about being blind and deaf and dumb? What's noble about being dead? Because when you're dead mister it's all over. It's the end. You're less than a dog less than a rat less than a bee or an ant less than a white maggot crawling around on a dungheap. You're dead mister and you died for nothing.
You're dead mister.
Dead.
Reading Regret:
The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley. Just awful. And Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach. I read this as a teenager and spent most of the book gobsmacked by the fact that it was actually about a seagull.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Such brilliant wordplay. I laugh out loud reading these books.
Three of your All-Time Favourite Books:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Baby No-Eyes by Patricia Grace, The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Noel Streatfeild and Judy Blume.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Eep, I can't think of anything! I'm looking forward to reading Grace Taylor's first collection, Afakasi Speaks.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Folding down the corners of pages instead of using bookmarks, and being generally casual in my care of books. They always look much worse off after I'm done with them, but I figure books are for reading, not for sitting on shelves looking pretty.
Your latest book purchase:
Party Frock, to add to my Noel Streatfeild collection.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Mr Pip by Lloyd Jones.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Seven Days of Koko

Rugged up and waiting patiently to leave the house.

The ball pit at Junglerama = Koko's happy place.

Sweet ride.

It look like she's taking a selfie. She's not. She's trying to snatch the camera out of my hands.

Adorable.

Plays hard, sleeps hard.

A very chill tantrum.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Wilder & Tamer

WILDER


~ This delightfully beautiful song and lovely new video from Joe Blossom.

TAMER

~ Dressing completely inappropriately for the weather.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wilder Web


Pin of the week. Love it.

Happy tears over this proposal.

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos. Number 3 blew my mind. (via Dooce)

"In the end, I’m not sure what’s more offensive—the film’s rampant and unapologetic misogyny or Stewart’s interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, in which she claimed that On the Road told her “that you have to use every second in life. You can’t get complacent and let life pass you by,” as if fathering children and abandoning them is just an essential part of what it means to be free, man."
The reason I love the Mummy-blogs that I do is because they are as honest about their failings as they are about their successes. My Kids Eat Homemade Bread - What's Your Excuse? illustrates this perfectly. (also via Blue Milk)

Linking to this one because it cannot be talked about enough ~ Lani Wendt Young takes on rape culture for her column in the Samoa Observer.

Wellington's South Coast is one of my favourite places in the world. Sundays at Lyall Bay shows what one of our typical visits is like ~ eating Ekim Burgers, watching planes land, chasing dogs, battling wind, jumping waves... it's all bliss.

Jessica Valenti on coming to terms with the reality that she will only have one child
"I know that I don’t hate myself enough to die. And I love her enough not to."

This poem hit me like a sucker punch. So, so good ~



Monday, 21 October 2013

Wilder Wellington

I would love for this blog here to be a reporting of my adventures (and misadventures) as I travel to far flung places. Alas, my piggy bank does not allow for such a jet-setting lifestyle. So I've made a decision; I'm going on a stay-cation. A permanent celebration of all things Wellington. Let's face it, the life I lead here is pretty wonderful, and I get to experience an inordinate amount of awesomeness for very few pennies. So I figure, why not share that with the rest of you? I'm going to make a real effort to push myself to find new and hidden Wellington gems, and to see the beauty in my everyday life here in this windy city.

I've been meaning to get this Wilder Wellington series started for a while now, but it's taken a ridiculously full week of activities ahead to spur me on. So far this coming week I plan to take in gigs at Bodega & Mighty Mighty, an international netball game, No Lights No Lycra, and Diwali celebrations. Phew. Unfortunately my pesky black lung has chosen this awesome week to play up on me, so I may end up spending week one of the stay-cation in bed, dosed up on antibiotics. Eep! That's not so exciting for me or you, but we'll wait and see what happens.

Tune in to find out the results of the Black Lung vs. Gem's Social Life. 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Wilder Women ~ Sathima Bea Benjamin

Jean Grae is one of my favourite Wilder Women. I've had the pleasure of seeing her live a couple of times, and not only is she a brilliant music maker, but also an incredibly hilarious and engaging performer. If you ever get the chance to see her live I highly recommend you take it. 

But I'm not here to showcase Jean Grae. You see, Jean has just written a beautiful tribute to her mother, who died earlier this year. And at the end of that tribute she linked to this beautiful piece. 


This is stunning and soulful. I recommend you save this for a quiet moment, pour yourself a drink, sit back, close your eyes, and let the music wash over you.

Music like this really is the spirit within you.

Sathima Bea Benjamin ~ a new Wilder Woman to add to the list.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Wilder & Tamer

WILDER



~ When your friend arrives to babysit, which is awesome enough in itself, but then turns up with a loaf of freshly baked bread for you as well. Amazing! Thanks Erin!

~ The resulting Bruschetta that the aforementioned bread became.

~ Unexpected yet absolutely perfect & awesome gifts.

~ Apa's Lasagne. Yum!

~ Watching Koko play really nicely with her cousin or her friends. To see her developing and engaging and learning is so awesome.

~ Raw honesty.

TAMER

~ Waking up in the night with a bad earache.

~ Green phlegm.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Wilder Web



Mega-swoons & wistful sighs at the cast of Twin Peaks at the 1990 Emmys. (via Morgue)



Lani Wendt Young's awesome piece on body acceptance is amazing. Also amazing - how she managed to not punch her dickhead friend for trying to fat shame her. 
"I hadn’t realized how exhausting body-image obsession is, not until I stopped. Its so much nicer to be nice to myself! This has changed the way I view the women around me as well. I am no longer critical of how they dress or what they look like. Instead I can focus on what they say, what they do and how they treat the people around them."
I'm such a fan of this piece ~ Courage & Creativity: be a clown, not a martyr
"In Native American culture, according to Randerson clowns are valued for being unafraid to say what needs to be said. Clowning takes courage. A clown has to be brave enough to risk looking stupid and saying things people might not want to hear."
Kind of in love with this adorable couple, & their awesome rendition of Toxic ~


Ah, nature ~

Friday, 4 October 2013

Wilder & Tamer

WILDER


~ Koko in plaits. Plaits! (This was the best picture I could get of the Plaits!, sorry.)

~ When new friends turn into good friends.

~ Having painted finger & toenails. It's one of those simple things that gives me so much pleasure.

~ Toasted English Muffins with butter and golden syrup. Mmmmmm.

~ Toddler mischief. So cute.

~ The West Wing. I watched a bunch of season one when it first screened, but that was it. I've borrowed my friend's DVDs and am loving it So Much.

~ It feels so weird to be saying this, but, Pizza Hut Chocolate Mousse. I'm going to go out on a limb here & proclaim it as good as any gourmet made from scratch chocolate mousse that I've ever eaten. Mouth wateringly good.

~ Monterey for dinner. Onion Rings, burgers, soda, sundaes. Yum!

TAMER

~ $22 dress, $38 postage. Nope. Uh-uh.

~ Messed up sleep patterns, sore throats, black dog moods; these things may all be related.

~ Snobbery & smugness.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Wilder Web


My adoration of Lorde grew exponentially with this article, and in particular, this statement: 
"She’s a feminist. “Absolutely. Wholeheartedly,” she says. “I think women who say, ‘No, I’m not a feminist — I love men,’ I think that is just… You don’t know what it means. You think it means that, ‘I don’t shave under my arms, I burn my bras. Fuck men!’ How could you be so uneducated, and so unwilling to learn about something which is so important to you?”"
And here's a brilliant piece that Lorde herself wrote. I know, there's been a lot of Lorde around here (and everywhere else) lately. But let's face it, none of us will ever be half as cool as she is.



This piece on a woman who is working towards a goal of making 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend has copped a lot of flak. I think she just wanted a Julie & Julia type hobby to work towards and write about, and this is what she came up with. Decide for yourself.

Bank Wars: Social Media done right. I love businesses with a sense of humour.

"Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over and accept defeat? I hope not. Objectification, whatever its form, is not something anyone should have to "just deal with"." 

I've been following Fosterhood in NYC for a few years now, so I found this Poem for Foster Moms that a friend wrote for her particularly moving & perfect.

Yes Yes Yes! Dooce talks Katy Perry & Cheerleading & girl power & gets it all so, so right.

EEP! A lip sync battle with Stephen Merchant, Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordon-Levitt (swoon) ~




Baby says flamingo ~


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Wilder Web


My pin of the week ~ this glorious 1976 portrait of Angelica Huston. When I grow up I want to be as cool as she is.

I want to go back in time, don my fancy pants, & join Laura of Hungry and Frozen at Six Barrel Soda Company's Soda Jerk night. Mac'n'Cheese! Pumpkin Pie! All of the yums.

Take this test & see if you can pick a Jonathan Franzen gripe about twitter et al. from a Youtube comment about saggy pants.

I love this Batdad.

This Stretch Umbrella Stroller Storage is exactly what I need. Alas, it is out of stock. Come back, perfect solution!

These genius cosplayers ended up with a Cease and Desist order from a carpet manufacturer. Seriously.

The downside of getting married - you'll probably have to sell your custom made leather vagina couch. (via Naiomi)

Surviving Whole Foods. (via Anya) 
"Whole Foods is like Vegas. You go there to feel good but you leave broke, disoriented, and with the newfound knowledge that you have a vaginal disease."
"They Let Me" Go Overdue is a brilliant article on the language and power of childbirth.
""Eighteen days?  I didn't think they let you go that overdue."  "Erm, well, actually", I reply, "You can, um, do what you like!  It's sort of, kind of, up to you!".  "Really?!", people say in amazement, "I did not know that!"."
This excellent video explains the Single Transferable Vote system in one quick minute. Helpful for all the New Zealanders embarking on local body elections ~

(via 'Ana)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wilder Web



I am seriously considering buying this dress.

I have a massive crush on Grace Taylor's work. She is one of the most passionate people I have ever come across, and I often find myself wishing I lived in Auckland just so I could attend more of her spoken word poetry events. Here's her talk at TEDxAuckland, where she shared the stage with the likes of Helen Clark and King Kapisi.

10 of the most distasteful tweets: When commercial Twitter accounts get it really, really wrong. (Although I think number seven is kind of funny. Kind of.)

Ugh, so old Simon Sweetman is up to no good again, this time with a pretty sleazy and smarmy commentary on Lorde. But, never fear! There are cleverer people out there responding to his vitriol in the best of ways. Like this brilliance (second article down, annoyingly.)
"What is important to know is that Lorde has a close, stable group of people around her. Those people include her parents. Sweetman’s crack about them “giving up” their daughter was cheap and nasty. I gather her mother is on the six-week promo tour she’s just begun, which seems entirely sensible. These aren’t stage parents. They’re people managing an extraordinary situation."
And more on Lorde, with a really nice write up from xoJane.

My latest Live Reporting task was to go to the Stan Walker gig. It wasn't the best concert I've ever been to in my life, not really being my preferred style of music. But that's what I love about these reviews - I get to try new things. And I did enjoy myself. Especially thinking about how much Simon Sweetman would have hated the gig and everyone there.

This dress could potentially be a major fashion faux-pas, but I also kind of really want one for summer beach visits.

HBO Should Show Dongs. I HEAR YOU, SISTERS!

The lyrics of Blurred Lines compared with pics from Project Unbreakable, in a perfect representation of why Robin Thicke is to henceforth be known as Rapey Douchebag.

"Set to Sounds like it means ”will’’, but if it turns out the story is wrong, you can point out it only actually means ”may’’."
Some excellent pointers on Being a good ally.
"Please don’t tell people that their actual life experiences, things that happened to them are not true. We saw this with Paula Bennett recently, who immediately went to the Not True place when stories circulated of beneficiaries being denied tampons. It is entirely possible for someone’s life experience to be true, searingly bleakly true, whilst not indicative of the norm."
Today marks 120 years since women won the vote in New Zealand. You can see the list of people who signed the suffrage petition here, and search for your ancestors. Pretty cool!

New Zealanders! I can't recommend strongly enough that you go see this movie! It is soooo good ~


Friday, 13 September 2013

Wilder & Tamer

WILDER

~ Bah! I forgot to note the source of this lovely tea print. Sorry! However, tea dates & happy talks with friends are lovely.

~ New experiences.

~ When you get back to your car in the supermarket carpark & the space directly opposite you is empty, meaning you can pull forward instead of reversing out of your park. Ah, small pleasures.

~ A good friend of mine got married recently, and it was a fabulous occasion. Our friends were babes, the bride looked like a total film star, there were heartfelt vows, happy tears, a first dance to a Prince song, yummy food, photo booth hi-jinks and dance floor fun times. Lovely!

~ Urban Bakery Ginger & Dark Chocolate cookies. You know that thing when you take a first bite of something & you know instantly that this is a food that is served in your own personal heaven? That. These cookies. Oh my word, the deliciousness!

~ No Lights No Lycra. There's nothing quite like dancing the pain away and getting wild in a darkened room full of strangers (all fully clothed). Dance is just good for the soul.

TAMER

~ Movies that have two volume settings: whisper whisper whisper & EXPLOSION EXPLOSION EXPLOSION!

~ Not being invited.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wilder Web


This Baby Alpaca print is ridiculously cute. (via A Cup of Jo)

I went to the Rodger Fox 40th Anniversary Tour last week, & had The Best Time Ever. Here's my review of the gig for Positively Wellington Venues.

Wellingtonians! The Wellingtonista has a bunch of helpful info on the upcoming local body elections for you, including q&a's from all responsive candidates.

And now, from American Apparel, your daily dose of NSFW ew in the form of "unisex" shirts. (via Ace Lady Network)

"I don't know what you were doing during class, but you weren't paying attention, otherwise you would have noticed that my daughter was isolated and being harassed. Do you expect girls to come tell you when they are being harassed? Well, don't count on it. Instead, they pull away, get depressed, or drop out completely, just like they do in IT careers."
Phonebloks = A Good Idea ~ 

(via Ben)

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Seven Days of Koko

In her party clothes, ready to attend pal Honey's birthday party.

Modelling Mama's new hair clip. Thanks Naiomi!

My kid likes to play in boxes.

Trying on Papa's basketball boots.

Poor sick baby, crashed out on couch watching Fraggle Rock.

A very belated Easter photo shoot.

This is what I mean when I say my kid's hair is wild.