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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
That's who (YOU!), when, where, how, and I shall assume you know why. If you don't…

Don't you know, there's no such thing as a Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler: Monkey PuzzleLast Sunday the whole fandambily headed off to the Blake Theatre here in Monmouth to join around 500 others to be entertained by Julia Donaldson whilst she read and sang stories from her brilliant kids books. If you know nothing of her work and have children aged between oooh, 1 and 6-7 then you really are in for a treat, especially those that are illustrated by Axel Scheffler (A Squash and a Squeeze, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and many more ...).

Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler: The Snail and the WhaleIt wasn't just her, she had her hubbie playing the guitar and acting out the parts and her sister shifting kids around on stage and making sure all the pieces were in the right place.

It was oodles of fun and

Julia Donaldson / Axel Scheffler: The GruffaloWhilst I should'nt have (as I was told during the show) I managed to take a bunch of photo's and even a wee bit of video - photo's to be uploaded sometime soonish.

AND, the best bit for those that live in Aotearoa - Mum/Nanna queued to get a few of Jack/Meg's books signed and Julia (firstname basis already) said she was heading to NZ in February 2007. Watch that space parents!