What were we listening to in 1988? – A musical nostalgia trip!

Nothing is as quite as good as music for transporting you back to past times of love, loss, and the gaining of life's experiences. I know that most of my childhood can be most effectively measured musically! I was suitably shocked to learn that 'Simply Irresistible' by Robert Palmer featured prominently in the New Zealand…
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A novella idea…

Well the new year is underway and it's another year of excellent reading ahead! But if you're struggling to get back into the rhythm of reading, or if the idea of a thick tome after weeks of recreation has you daunted, then I've got an idea for you; why not try a novella or two!? A…
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The 12 sounds of Christmas

December is here and it's time to make merry! Break out the ugly Christmas shirts, decorate the house and surrounds, start thinking about that all-conquering Christmas lunch, and sing a happy tune - but which tune...? Here are some ideas to give you the soundtrack of seasonal festivity that you deserve! 🙂 The 12 Sounds…
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A natural quartet

I've recently been delving into some "recreational non-fiction" reading! Recreational non-fiction is what you might call stories based on fact that read as easily as a novel. This can be particularly true of memoir or biographies, and I've come across four such titles that I would like to recommend to you, the Christchurch reading public…
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