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Wednesday
Oct012014

Wednes Day Spooks

Don’t tell me I’m too early, just make sure you don’t leave it too late! It’s October, people, and if you’re someone who likes to spook-it-up on October 31st (it’s a Friday this year) here’s a jumpstart to having a scare-tastic All Hallows Eve.

And if you are really hard-core, don’t forget Spookers 

 

oh yeh - white rabbits! You’re gonna need it.

Horror Bunny by jmh3k

Monday
Sep292014

Fire drill!

Sunday
Sep282014

Springtime bunny burrows

After weeks of wet weather, the bunnies are busy gathering dry hay to line their newly dug burrow. Last week it was Rosie who was pulling her fur out for the comfort of the nest; this week Pepper is hell-bent about doing her share of the work.

Initially she was a bit nervous about me watching her go into the burrow, but she got over it and got on with ignoring me as she picked up the hay and transported it to the bowl of the burrow. 

Rabbits are some of the least lazy animals I’ve ever seen. While they do lounge about and use a lot of the day to sleep, the amount of earth they shift during the night is proof they are dedicated workers.

Lady chilling out on a fair-weather Saturday - just look at that face!Yesterday was a vet-visit day. Bella - the most independent of rabbits - has a weepy eye. This can mean a few different things, and none of them good. We popped over to South Auckland Vets in Papatoetoe, and came home with antibiotic drops for a twice-a-day application.

While none of the rabbits - or most rabbits for that matter - are snuggly types; Bella is the least of these. She doesn’t even like *other* rabbits and often chases her neighbours off with a big gruff noise and a shove with her nose. Needless to say she’s decided the tiny amount of trust I’ve spent the last year building with her has been destroyed by the vet visit let alone the injection and skin test she suffered.

I haven’t see her since returning her to the back garden yesterday and don’t expect to be able to administer any eye drops let alone twice per day for at least a week!

Richie (left) and Summer - two gorgeous Flemish Giant rabbits.

Saturday
Sep272014

Creative Mornings: It's totally up to you

Friday
Sep262014

Friday sing-a-long can't stop won't stop groovin'

Original version

The perfect song for those of us who have had a long week.

Wednesday
Sep242014

Gender equality is a human rights issue

Saturday
Sep202014

Democracy in action (with a side of maple syrup)

Today our country, New Zealand, came out to vote after weeks of #dirtypolitics, resignations, accusations, and other distractions from party policies. I hope as the results come in and the gaurd changes - or at least, reshuffles - our government might show the rest of us what it looks like to work _together_ to look after and grow our economy, look after the disadvantaged, and share some of the wealth and general happiness.

Photograph your food before consuming it - Instagram needs feeding too, you know!

My niece lives with us while she studies her final year at the University of Auckland. Living with us for this year means she is registered to vote in our electorate - which has been a National (right wing) seat for nearly 40 years - which is neither here nor there for you, just thought you might want to know.

I was really pleased to be able to take her to our local polling booth to vote which was, funnily enough, where I cast my first ever vote all those many years ago.

To celebrate a smart young women voting for the first time, we then went out for pancakes and french toast because nothing says democracy like delicious breakfasts dripping in maple syrup and dobbed with mascapone.