Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
I am excited to announce that kikki.k has finally opened a store in Christchurch.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Although I am yest to get my hands on this hot little number, I am excited to discover it while online today.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Megan Deal from The Third of Three design group. www.thethirdofthree.com will on the 1st of June be entering a Lab environment for young designers. So in preparation she is selling every one of her personal belongings. I mean every single one of them. This is taking the concept of downsizing and acting on it in the most literal and possibly profitable way.
If she does not sell all her items they will be then donated to a charity. You can read all about it and possible purchase some items at http://www.goodbyewafflemaker.com/
So if you ever thought you could not part with something precious then check this out. One or two items made me think "Oh I could not get rid of that", but it truly is inspirational and I wish Megan all the best.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wow I am excited to announce I am now a Member of NAPO's "Golden Circle" this is an elite group of Professional Organisers. To be part of this wonderful group a Professional Organiser must have 5 years experience as a Professional Organiser and have been a member of NAPO for at least 12 months.
It is an absolute honour and privilege to be the first New Zealander to be accepted into this amazing group of esteemed professional. To find out more about NAPO visit www.napo.net
This comes just a couple of months after being the first New Zealand based Professional organiser to become a Certified Professional Organiser CPO (R), this is a difficult and worthwhile qualification for any Professional Organiser internationally. It is the highest qualification available to Professional Organisers Internationally. So to be New Zealands only CPO and only one of 2 in Australasia (Karen Koedding is the other) is an absolute honour.
I am excited......Can you tell??
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
We have had a considerable change in routine in my household since the school year started and this has provided some interesting challenges.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Please take some time to watch THE DEPRESSION BREAKFAST
There is a whole library of this spritly 93 year olds tips and recipes. Too cool.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
My regular readers will know that I very rarely invest in storage products etc, until I am really sure that I or a clients have not already go what is required on hand.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
1930's 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's !
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.
Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn't open on the weekends, somehow we didn't starve to death!
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because......
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,no video/dvd films,
no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms..........WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
Lawsuits from these accidents.
Only girls had pierced ears!
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time...
We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
Mum didn't have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!
RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT
Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully's always ruled the playground at school.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
Our parents didn't invent stupid names for their kids like 'Kiora' and 'Blade' and 'Ridge' and 'Vanilla'
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL !
And YOU are one of them!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.
PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore