Posts by Anne M

  • Feed: Meals for Me,

    I have bags of smoked salmon in the freezer and can knock up a frittata in 10 min from a standing start with whatever vege are lying around looking a bit sad.

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Sergeant Read's Gallipoli,

    Holy cow but that middle man in 'Tailors party in sap' looks like my Dad - and his father was in the Wellington Regiment.
    A good reminder to label one's photos
    Thank you for this

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Busytown: School bully,

    The worst teacher my daughter had, the one that handed out worksheets with 1950s geography to fill in and whose idea of creative writing was getting them to re-write a previous student's poem would be considered the best under an assessed-by-simplistic-multi-choice-test system.

    We've just volunteered to help the Greens this election

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Dressing for the Road,

    My normal work trousers and an old long-sleeved T-shirt. I get a bit sweaty, but not too much (I change into a less-old shirt at work).
    I really can't justify special clothes for it when the old stuff works fine. It's only 20-30 minutes depending on the wind ferocity.
    And a high-vis vest that we go for free from my daughter's intermediate school

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: In Committee,

    I recommend spending some time with "The Times" archive from between 1840 and 1907 and reading the editorials, opinions and letters to the Ed. about the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act in Britain. EXACTLY the same arguments ("unnatural!", "unBiblical!!" "ruination of family life!!!").
    And we all know that traditional marriage and family life ended forever in Britain in 1907, don't we?

    Some of the arguments are hilarious

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: I heartily endorse this…,

    Thank you!

    I've sent the link to my befuddled ("referendum? what?") colleagues

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Muse: Start The Week,

    Just requested that my local library buy "Running the Books". I hope you're getting a % from increased NZ-based sales?

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  • Hard News: Because it's about time we…,

    SB's can't even make a hot chocolate that my unsophisticated kids think is good. They always were doomed

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  • Busytown: She loves you, YA, YA, YA!,

    I shall trot in to Bruce McKenzie Bookseller and get a copy for my 12 year old - who reads both Gordianus the Finder AND the Warrior Cats

    I hope you're getting a cut of the action Jolisa

    Since Nov 2006 • 101 posts Report Reply

  • Stories: Famous blue raincoats, etc,

    I had a purple silk frock (not a mere dress) that gave me a cleavage that would pop a heterosexual male's eyeballs right out of his head while concealing the flabby bits. It swished, it swooshed, it was gorgeous and so was I when I wore it. It was the only designer piece I have ever (and will ever) owned and it was worth every penny I paid for it.

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