I am profoundly disappointed with the election result this morning. The Conservatives under Boris Johnson lack integrity and honesty. Apparently, nearly 90% of their Facebook ads were found to be … Continue reading Despair
Boris Johnson has released a campaign video that parodies the film Love, Actually. It’s quite clever and I give kudos to their marketing team for it. However, it has sparked … Continue reading Boris, Actually
Since we moved to the UK we have participated in so many elections. We narrowly missed the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 but since then we’ve had two general … Continue reading Electionmania
I had an epiphany this week. When suggesting a vegan diet to someone to reverse heart disease they responded by saying my vegan diet is more to do with animal rights … Continue reading Love your greens
I’m still so depressed about the Australian election result. It’s Donald Trump all over again only worse because this time it’s the country I grew up in and the people … Continue reading We did not reckon with the power that coal has upon Australian hearts
January 2019 was Australia’s hottest January on record. March was its hottest March on record. February was its 5th hottest February. 2018 was its third hottest year on record. The … Continue reading Australia needs a new gig
It’s hard not to feel a bit of schadenfreude about the situation Theresa May has created for herself. When she first became prime minister about one year ago I was … Continue reading Take me to your leader
I voted today. I am a British taxpayer and I’m happy for my tax to go towards a world-class education system, pay rises for nurses, a strong national health service, … Continue reading I voted
Theresa May and Labour’s Diane Abbott seem to be competing for the biggest nincompoop award in this election campaign. I think Diane Abbott is slightly more incompetent than Theresa May … Continue reading Who is the bigger nincompoop?
Wars are not necessarily won by the army with the biggest guns, although I don’t doubt it helps. They are won by the side that makes clever decisions and has … Continue reading The pen is mightier than the sword
John Crace from The Guardian calls Theresa May the Maybot. I think it’s very apt because she has come across as stilted and robotic in this election campaign, repeating memes … Continue reading The Maybot
Since we moved to the UK in 2014 I have voted in four elections: a general election, a Brexit referendum, a council election, a Scottish parliamentary election, and another general … Continue reading Who should I vote for?
Donald Trump has won the election. It’s an understatement to say I’m shocked. The majority have voted for a man who leads by bullying, fear, and intimidation. We can kiss the … Continue reading Some light in the darkness
Here’s the trailer for the You’ve Been Trumped Too documentary about Donald Trump. The full documentary was screened on Facebook on Thursday night after a crowd-sourced funding campaign. I didn’t … Continue reading You’ve Been Trumped Too
Of course he is! He has integrity and he’s kind and you won’t find sexier qualities than these. If I were a member of the Labour party, which I am not, I … Continue reading Is Jeremy Corbyn sexy?
It must be time for a rant. I haven’t had one for a while and things build up. Apparently the recently re-elected conservative government in the UK has plans to … Continue reading A rant about human rights and trying to see a doctor
There’s a general election tomorrow in case anyone hadn’t noticed and somewhat surprisingly, I am allowed to vote. This is because I’m a Commonwealth citizen. Some people are not very … Continue reading An election, rtfm, and other matters
The days are getting really long here. I’m surprised by how light it is and for how long. The vampire in me is wondering how I’m going to get to … Continue reading Daffodils and vote cycling
New Zealand’s centre-right National party won by a landslide last night granting a third term to John Key. This is apparently an unprecedented result because often support starts to wane … Continue reading Congratulations to John Key
We’re planning to attend the people’s climate march in Auckland tomorrow despite having lots of other things to do like an open home to prepare for. I told the kids … Continue reading What’s a country?