10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #38

Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of activated almond milk with added full moon energy. Haere Mai and welcome to another edition to 10 Interesting Things, a collection of ragamuffin and rebellious things from the good ole’ webs that can’t really be neatly categorised. I hope you enjoy. Van Gogh’s Starry Night as Lego With thanks toContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #38”

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

A self-made witch goddess navigates through the hazy cruelty and beauty of the ancient Greek pantheon Rating: šŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸšŸŒŸ I have never been really into Greek mythology and preferred instead Celtic, Egyptian, Polynesian, Japanese myths. I know that’s weird, given my real name, however I always found the twisting, complex tales of Greek deities to beContinue reading “Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller”

A Collection of Māori proverbs for you to keep and use

The Māori language is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. Here are 60 proverbs for you to keep and use. #TeWikioteReoMāori #MāoriLanguageWeek #MahuruMaori.

Comforting Thought: Disruptive Creators Versus Custodians & Curators

“If we were all disruptive artists all the time ā€“ nothing in society would be coherent. No one would be obliged to do anything other than follow whatever short term whims took their fancy. Fortunately- many people are instead curators. Those who set up permanent exhibitions based on unifying themes and help to rein inContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Disruptive Creators Versus Custodians & Curators”

Ancient Word of the Day: Philoxenia

Philoxenia is a word that comes from Ancient Greek. This literally translates to be “friends with a stranger”. Philo – Friend, Xenia – Stranger. In Ancient Greece, hospitality in the same was held as a great virtue. Great honour was bestowed upon guests by the host. If a stranger was to appear on your doorstepContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Philoxenia”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #37

Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of kombucha, look here me hearties at this glorious sea shanty of discoveries from the internet. I hope you like them! Let me know what you reckon below… Snow along a lonely stretch of coast of Tottori prefecture, Japan Silverback gorilla and family cross the road in the Congo I likeContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #37”

Wellington Walks

Over the summer (which is Christmas and New Year in New Zealand) we were walking nearly every day over the hills and to the beach. Here’s a record of some of these walks. It is a pretty place for nature,hills and beaches Wellington. Although it is not a good idea to swim in the oceanContinue reading “Wellington Walks”

Ancient Word of the Day: Emacitus

Emacitus: The desire to buy things from Latin. The English version of this word ā€˜Emacityā€™ fell out of use at the beginning of the 20th Century. This was replaced by less beautiful terms to describe the same thing, such as shopaholic, consumerism and retail therapy. Emacitus derives from the even older Proto-Indo-European word Em YouContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Emacitus”

The Māori legend of two sisters Rehutai and Tangimoana

This painting by Bronwyn Waipuka illustrates a story by WairarapaĀ kaumātuaĀ (elder) Mita Carter. Rehutai and Tangimoana were beautiful twin sisters who lived on the banks of the Ruamāhanga River. They both fell in love with Rautoroa, a handsome warrior, but he could not decide which to marry. Rehutai asked Tangimoana to fetch some water from aContinue reading “The Māori legend of two sisters Rehutai and Tangimoana”