Tag Archives: Admintrivia

Life’s a beach

A golden beach, on an island, where we will be for a few days. My internet access will be somewhere between sketchy and non-existent, which may be a very good thing. “Friday Feminist” will appear as usual, and one or two other posts may appear too. Ka kite ano.

Getting silenter but try the Down Under Feminists Carnival instead

It will be even more silent around here for a few weeks; we’re heading home to New Zealand for Christmas. But you could always go and read your way through the 19th edition of the Down Under Feminists Carnival, which is up at Mynxii’s place. Or the 9th Feminists Carnival at Undomestic Goddess’s place.

Ka kite ano!


Things will be a little quiet around here for a few days. I’m going to a party. In New Zealand. By myself.

I’m leaving today, which is a very good thing: today’s high temperature in Adelaide is predicted to be 43 degrees. In Wellington, it will be 17 degrees. I prefer the latter. (Temperature predictions from BoM and the Met Service respectively.)

It’s a flying visit home – into Wellington late Thursday evening, staying with my beloved uncle, lunch with a friend and dinner with my parents, party on Saturday, up to Auckland on Sunday where I am seeing two friends, one of whom I haven’t seen for about six years, and then back to Adelaide and my lovely girls and my lovely partner on Monday.

All that way, for such a short visit…

The party is to celebrate my aunty’s 80th birthday. We lost two people from that generation last year, and I wasn’t able to get home for the funerals. When my mum told me that a family party was being planned, I thought that I should try to get there if it was at all possible.

Ka kite ano!

Going bush

Going bush for a few days. Ka kite ano.

[ waves hands vaguely ]