Tag Archives: LittleDavys

501. The Day After

Boxing Day. The day after the wedding. The day after the World Cup, or the exam final, or a childhood’s birthday. The day when all the intense focus and anxious of the Big Day has evaporated leaving you … what? … Continue reading

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389. Oldriška the Refugee Goes To London

A few years back, as soon as LittleDavyOne had left the house to go to Balclutha*, we let out her room to Oldriška the Refugee. One of the upsides was that LittleDavyTwo had some company other than Ned, who wasn’t much … Continue reading

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366. A Pinch And A Punch

for the first of the month, and no returns. It is perhaps the only benefit of modern communications technology that this morning I was able to txt this age-old formula to the LittleDavys at Balclutha Polytechnic, complete with a triumphant … Continue reading

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363. MrsDavy’s Guide to RWC2015 #5

Time to embrace our anxious. Let’s put aside all the mathematical permutations and make some assumptions. Which I hate to do, generally, because as I have told the LittleDavy’s time and time again: “Assumption is the enemy of success.” (For example: … Continue reading

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342. The Casa del Davy Referendum

World financial markets have been rocked by the results of the Casa del Davy referendum that decisively rejected austerity today. With 100% of votes counted, the Bonita Revolutionary Republic of Rugby has rejected by 1 vote to nil the demands of the Gnomic … Continue reading

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325. Revisiting Brideshead Revisited

Many, many years ago I worked on a commercial freighter for a couple of months as a supernumerary deckhand. Which is to say I was a useless pair of hands that tried not to put my head in the way … Continue reading

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280. Ned Is Happy

LittleDavyOne is home for the weekend from Balclutha Polytechnic. Probably needs to re-stock her larder from our larder. Last night she wanted to watch Sky Sports with me. And she let me have the remote, so we flipped between the … Continue reading

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255. Risk Part Three

Risk Part One Risk Part Two   Item 1 Last November the local Council, bless them, paid for some contractors to repair the sea wall along a piece of road near where we live. In a time of rising sea … Continue reading

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252. Risk Part Two

When I’m overseas, even in developed countries, my senses are on higher alert than when I’m in New Zealand. Partly that’s because I don’t know what I don’t know about what’s happening around me, and partly it’s because all these … Continue reading

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249. Risk Part One

Risk! Risk anything! Katherine Mansfield We’re just back from our ‘trip of a lifetime’. Which is my fumbling half-arsed way of saying that I’m a bit embarrassed to see in the mirror a member of the Global Middle Class who … Continue reading

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