May 28, 2015
New Zealand’s steampunk capital, Oamaru, is hosting the Steampunk New Zealand festival this weekend.
Clicking on the link will take you to a list of what’s one, where and when.
A highlight will be tomorrow’s Fire and Steam Festival:
This is a good introduction to steampunk:
You can find out more on Facebook.
May 3, 2015
Today is World Laughter Day.
World Laughter Day was created in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. Its popularity has grown exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement now counting thousands of Laughter Clubs in more than 100 countries. . . .
It’s also the 20th anniversary of the Laughter Yoga:
May 3, 2015
The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge have a daughter – and her gift from New Zealand is wool:
. . . New Zealand’s official gift to the Royal couple will be a selection of woollen baby items from Hutt Valley company, Stansborough, including a pelt teddy bear.
“I wish Prince William, Catherine, Prince George and the Royal Family all the very best,” says Mr Key.
A 21 gun salute will be fired from Point Jerningham, Wellington to celebrate the birth.
Note to Editors:
Stansborough produce textiles from their flock of Stansborough Greys, a unique wool breed developed by Cheryl and Barry Eldridge. The company produces a range of accessories, home interiors, and baby wear. The Stansborough yarn was also used to costume many of the main characters appearing in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.
February 14, 2015
Sole Mio for Valentine’s Day:
January 15, 2015
We Love Our Lamb’s contribution to Australia Day:
January 1, 2015
Plans for a quiet New Year’s Eve were derailed by an invitation to dinner with friends.
It turned into a very enjoyable evening with delicious food, stimulating conversation, lots of laughter, a little singing (Auld Lang Syne at midnight) but not quite enough sleep.
I’m resolving to have more of the first four and less of the fifth in the year ahead.
Whatever your resolutions I wish you well with them and a very happy 2015.
December 26, 2014
A Boxing day thought:
One time on Hollywood Boulevard I saw a young girl with a baby. It was a crisp winter morning & her hair shone dark purple in the sun. She was panhandling outside the Holiday Inn & the door clerk came out & told her to be on her way & I wondered if anyone would recognize the Christ child if they happened to meet. I remember thinking it’s not like there are any published pictures & purple seemed like a good colour for a Madonna so I gave her a dollar just in case.
Purple Madonna©2014 Brian Andreas Posted with permission.
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