Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Hedges and Edges

Today I trimmed the edges of all the front gardens and weeded them, mowed and raked the lawns (back and front), and trimmed the hedges. Now I am stuffed. Sore back, sore shoulders, sore neck, tired brain.  Like those women in Africa I think I should be a millionaire too.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Waitangi Day 6th February, 2012

'Tis Waitangi Day in Aotearoa/New Zealand, the day we Kiwis commemorate the 1840 signing of Te Tiriti O Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) which allowed the English to colonise this country. I don't think Maori were expecting quite so many colonists to arrive here though. Waitangi Day is good for protest action - I think my favourite Waitangi Day memory was when a protester threw mud at Don Brash, the then leader of the National Party.