Saturday, 25 February 2017

Aural Agony

My story about misaphonia, the neuro-physiological disorder caused by certain sounds that literally drives people into a rage, is published in today's NZ Herald Canvas Magazine (click here to read).

I have to admit, when I was interviewing the Auckland psychologist about this little-known disorder, I recognised that I'm probably more than a little susceptible to this disease, but only in terms of nightmare neighbours and their doof doof stereos which make me want to do unspeakable things to them.

Thankfully, we have nice neighbours now but a few years ago, I had to put up with dickhead renters who were convinced that everyone had a burning desire to listen to their music as loud as possible. I thought deeply, deeply bad thoughts about them and their even worse landlord who refused to do anything about it; I'm convinced there's a special place in hell for that chap.



Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Ones That Got Away

Years and years ago, not long after we'd returned from London, I did a three-month contract at the NZ Film Commission where I worked with Kathleen Drumm, then an amazing marketing manager.

Drumm has since climbed the film ladder and is now industry director for the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in the world. My story about her is in the March issue of North & South Magazine (click here to read).

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

That moment

when you get home to find the courier has left this parcel of goodness on the doorstep.

Have I mentioned how much I love book-reviewing for North & South Magazine?

Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Best of Belfast

My story on this delightful city is published in this week's NZ Woman's Weekly (click here to read).

(Pic credit: Azamara Cruises)

Saturday, 18 February 2017

At home

My story about Prak Sritharan, the owner of uber cool Welly homewares store Precinct 35 is published in the latest Urbis Magazine (click here to read).

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sex After 60

That got your attention, didn't it?!

I'm hardly the demographic but my interview with Marie de Hennezel, the French psychologist and author of Sex After 60: A French Guide to Loving Intimacy was published in the NZ Herald's Canvas Magazine last Saturday (sorry for the delay, am playing catch-up after being overseas for a week). Here's the link to the online version.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

More Taiwan

Apologies for being a bad blogger (AGAIN) - but there has been too much to see and not enough time to do it in. There have been lantern festivals and night markets and national parks and far too much (good) food.

Here's some more photographic evidence of my brief media trip to this tiny but fascinating nation. Thanks to the Animator for these great photos.


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