[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg_0ggp7bMI&w=560&h=315] This is what summer’s all about in New Zealand: It’s about sitting by a river with your two dogs (even if your particular two dogs are freaked out by rivers) it’s hoping your favourite pink jandals hang in for another year it’s about itchy feet because you forgot to put your socks on […]
International Travel Tips for Making International Coffee
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV8q3ZihgaA&w=420&h=315] As of yesterday I’m back in NZee, which means goodbye for now Santa Monica Boardwalk mulled wine at the Venice Ale House, Randy Weeks live at The Cinema and new friends who do things like crochet you funky gloves & usher you to your 17 hour flight leaving little bits of themselves in […]
Thugs Against Drugs and other Celebratory Things
So yesterday there I am at the Santa Monica Urth Cafe sitting by the window munching my way through the finest Half-Sized Fruit Plate ever – oh good grief those mangoes – and working on my new up-and-coming course teaching people who ‘suck at meditation’ my simple easy technique for getting all the lovely calming […]
Three things you'll find at the bottom of my garden … including a squirrel!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HpFDPk7rP0&w=560&h=315] In New Zealand we grew up reading books from America or England with ‘woodland creatures’, birds we’d never seen and Christmas in the winter time. I asked someone the other day nervously, hoping they wouldn’t guess I didn’t know the answer, about the situation with chipmunks. As in were they real?
Who's Going To Tell The Sun?
A Monkey and Me, Santa Monica, California
Some people protest with placards … me, I go home and write a sternly worded poem. This post is dedicated to monkeys being made to look like monkey’s on 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California.
Fifty cans of sand at the bottom of the Malibu Hills …
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf099xQdxr8&w=560&h=315] This post is dedicated to Johnny Cash with thanks and hoping the radio in the background of this little home made video won’t annoy the owners of this song too much. But if it does I wonder if it’d help to say I’ve been borrowing my friend/driver Erik’s car quite a bit recently […]
What would YOU do if YOU were in Palm Desert with the worlds most longstanding pimple?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Co1-LC0YmE&w=560&h=315] A clip for anyone who likes videos about not much but also about things as well: Like, ‘territory’ and ‘compatriots,’ and the pimple that just won’t quit. – Which I didn’t actually mention, but I reckon you can see what I mean. I asked a friend of mine the other day, who’s experienced […]
To the TWO men in my life …
Isn’t this the sweetest little ‘I Love You’ painting. And so pink. Perfect for the two little guys in my life today because I miss them and I’ve become a complete pain walking down the street stopping everyone I meet with a dog because they remind me of you …. Max and Rocky Two little […]
The hunt for dairy in downtown LA, or was that New York?
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6GtaorzyR8&w=560&h=315] I took this vid a few days ago and have since found out (thanks to my new friend from Santa Monica) that there are shops here that do have large cabinets of dairy like we do at home. Phew. I guess the difference in New Zealand is every food shop (even the small […]