Vote 2020 x 4

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…

Tell me if you like ...

... waking up thinking that it's Tuesday or Thursday and then realising it's Sunday
This is just one of many questions from a brilliant children's book, Tell me if you like ... (by Gérrad Gréverand, illustrated by Magali Bardos), Jack and I got out from the library today.

I can't recommend it enough for those parents that want to entertain their kids as well as connect and share their own stories.
The little things that make us happen are like magical moments.
Our five sense dwell upon these experiences before tucking them away forever in our memories.
Everyday smells, tastes and colours create impressions that strike a chord in a way that is sometimes difficult to explain.
They become associated with your first steps through life, like countless little pebbles strewn along the way.
In lingering for a few seconds on these special movements your realise what you like and don't like, and this way you get to know yourself better. Saying what you likes is a bit like writing your own story or painting your own picture of yourself.

Buy it from Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Jaberwocky (Auckland) but nowhere in Wellington :-(
Reviews at Times of London and The Guardian
Stocked by Wellington City Library (Central, Johnsonville, Karori, Newtown and Miramar (but we've got that one).

Expect more 'tell me if you like ...' questions over the coming months.