Dental anxiety

I went to the dentist this morning. All was fine as it pretty much always is. But that doesn't stop me from freaking out. What is it about the dentist that does this? I blame the school dental nurses of my childhood with their set of torture tools and creepy schadenfreude.┬áThe thing I hate the… Continue reading Dental anxiety

Blondes have more fun

I've been really happy of late. Ben says, not to worry, I'll get over it. The strange thing is, I don't really know why I'm feeling so happy. My relationship with Auckland is still much the same. The only thing I can think of is that my outlook changed about the same time as bleaching… Continue reading Blondes have more fun

Monogenetic volcanic fields

Auckland sits above a monogenetic volcanic field. This means that rather than having one visible mountainous crater, there is an assorted mix of craters, lava flows and scoria cones spread out over a large geographic area. While each vent tends to be smaller in size than if there were just one vent, they can pop… Continue reading Monogenetic volcanic fields

We gotta get out of this place

There are three volcanoes erupting in New Zealand at the moment. Mount Tongariro in the central North Island has awoken from a 100-year slumber; White Island in the Bay of Plenty is erupting, and an undersea volcano (miles and miles away from New Zealand) has produced 25,000 sq km of pumice. None of these pose… Continue reading We gotta get out of this place