4 ways to succeed after when you feel like you have failed.

I heard the disappointment in their voices. I saw it in their body language.  Black Gold had taken the prize that they just poured 48 hours of their lives in to winning. They hadn’t won and I completely understand their frustration … I too hate losing. Last night I had the privilege of crashing the … More 4 ways to succeed after when you feel like you have failed.

We are all weird

I’m weird! I know I’m weird because the other day I was cooking a BBQ, fooling around and using strange voices. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a neighbourhood kid in the yard steering at me with a look of part bewilderment and part horror. I asked if I was being a … More We are all weird

One question with Sam

Caught up for coffee with Sam who has recently returned from Hawaii for his summer holiday. So I asked him … “highlight?” The people. Definitely the people. I just loved spending time with the people, getting to know new people and having the time to listen to their stories. ‘He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata!’ (It’s … More One question with Sam

Candidate for US President

Barack Obama is new face of the democratic party in the US. An article from the  Chicago Sun-Times leads with a story entitled "Evangelical? Obama's faith too complex for simple label Evangelical?" in which they asked him if he was an evangelical. His answer was quite cool. He continued his answer: "My faith is complicated … More Candidate for US President

A funny oxymoron

The camping ground that we are staying at as a strict no Alcohol policy. You CAN NOT bring alcohol onto the site. So imagine my surpirse when the hand gel in the toilets is alcohol based. You would think you could get a different kind of hand gel.

Family Holiday

Today we (the Nicol family) started a traditional kiwi holiday at Papamoa. OK, given the fact I am blogging from our caravan, maybe its not quite as traditional as kiwi holidays used to be.


"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives." William Dement – sleep researcher