Monthly Archives: January 2012

The ever decreasing circle…

…that is the European Debit Crisis! A friend sent this to me & I couldn’t resist adding it to my blog. I am sure Albert Einstein & Sir Isaac Newton would struggle to comprehend the theories & mathematics that are

The ever decreasing circle…

…that is the European Debit Crisis! A friend sent this to me & I couldn’t resist adding it to my blog. I am sure Albert Einstein & Sir Isaac Newton would struggle to comprehend the theories & mathematics that are

Happy Anniversary Auckland!

Today, for those of you that do not know & I expect that to be most people! is Auckland (NZ) Anniversary day, it is a public holiday for Aucklanders & the northern part of the north island. The anniversary is

Happy Anniversary Auckland!

Today, for those of you that do not know & I expect that to be most people! is Auckland (NZ) Anniversary day, it is a public holiday for Aucklanders & the northern part of the north island. The anniversary is

Thought of the week – 29th Jan 2012

“A thought which is not independent is a thought only half understood.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Thought of the week – 29th Jan 2012

“A thought which is not independent is a thought only half understood.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

‘Champagne’ taste on a ‘beer’ budget?

My injury effected my sense of taste, food I once adored, now alien to my palate. Even my sweet tooth has been sidelined for the more savoury & spicy! I also noticed when it came to drinking alcohol, I could

‘Champagne’ taste on a ‘beer’ budget?

My injury effected my sense of taste, food I once adored, now alien to my palate. Even my sweet tooth has been sidelined for the more savoury & spicy! I also noticed when it came to drinking alcohol, I could

Recipe – Warm white bean & tuna salad

Okay, I guess I am doing the ‘Julie & Julia’ type thing by attempting to cook my way through the Donna Hay Fast, Fresh & Simple cook book. It is a challenge but I thought my partner & I needed

Recipe – Warm white bean & tuna salad

Okay, I guess I am doing the ‘Julie & Julia’ type thing by attempting to cook my way through the Donna Hay Fast, Fresh & Simple cook book. It is a challenge but I thought my partner & I needed

KISS…

The acronym widely used in the workplace – KISS : keep it simple stupid / keep it short & simple / keep it short & smart etc is something that I used a lot in my capacity as manager.  I never

KISS…

The acronym widely used in the workplace – KISS : keep it simple stupid / keep it short & simple / keep it short & smart etc is something that I used a lot in my capacity as manager.  I never

Pooch, Pukeko & Poop!

Okay, it is said (somewhere, I’m sure!) a dog is only as well behaved as its owner.  Since I optimize a ‘saint’ you would think Charlie (my dog) would also be a saint like pooch – right?  WRONG! Let me

Pooch, Pukeko & Poop!

Okay, it is said (somewhere, I’m sure!) a dog is only as well behaved as its owner.  Since I optimize a ‘saint’ you would think Charlie (my dog) would also be a saint like pooch – right?  WRONG! Let me

Thought of the week 23rd Jan 2012

Reason does not work instinctively, but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to gradually progress from one level of insight to another. – Immanuel Kant (1724 -1804) German philosopher

Thought of the week 23rd Jan 2012

Reason does not work instinctively, but requires trial, practice, and instruction in order to gradually progress from one level of insight to another. – Immanuel Kant (1724 -1804) German philosopher

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 2

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE When you come to make this yourself (barista will know of course). You must have everything ready to go at the same time.  Start volumizing your milk at the same time the coffee extraction is happening.  It

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 2

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE When you come to make this yourself (barista will know of course). You must have everything ready to go at the same time.  Start volumizing your milk at the same time the coffee extraction is happening.  It

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 1

Here’s a little something to aid your new found ‘flat white’ connoisseur status – pronunciation, the antipodean way!!! AUS. flaat whyette NZ. flet wyte PART 1 – PERFECT ESPRESSO CREMA ‘Crema’ is INCREDIBLY important as it is the ESSENCE of

Tutorial – how to make a flat white, part 1

Here’s a little something to aid your new found ‘flat white’ connoisseur status – pronunciation, the antipodean way!!! AUS. flaat whyette NZ. flet wyte PART 1 – PERFECT ESPRESSO CREMA ‘Crema’ is INCREDIBLY important as it is the ESSENCE of