Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Life, but not as we know it

Thursday, October 15th, 2020
life covid-19

I spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic feeling desperately claustrophobic. Quarantined in a one-bedroom apartment in New York, I would sometimes imagine my fire escape was a creaky porch in the woods somewhere as I sat outside in the early evenings, listening to my neighbours’ cheer and bang pots for the essential workers Read more

If you don’t like your children’s friends …

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Chances are you are going to loathe at least one of your kid’s friends, sometimes for no good reason, but this is one situation where you have to tread very carefully. 1. Never admit it. That’s the fastest way to make them infinitely more attractive to toddlers and teenagers. If you want to change a Read more

29,000 Kiwis have no friends or supportive family

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

An estimated 29,000 New Zealanders are completely alone. While most have at least one or two people they are close to, one per cent of Kiwis aged 15 or over say they have no supportive family or friends, according to research from Statistics NZ. The New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS), conducted over a year, asked almost 9000 Read more

Why I did invite family and friends to my wedding

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

There’s an article doing the rounds on Social Media at the moment. It is titled “Why I Didn’t Invite Family Or Friends To My Wedding”. And that’s great. But here’s why I did invite family and friends (and lots of them, we come from big families) to my our wedding. After four years of dating, Read more