Shocking case of child abuse

December 21, 2011 § 4 Comments

Most people think of New Zealand as a wonderful place to live: beautiful scenery, friendly people, laid-back lifestyle. And for the most part, they would be right.

However, New Zealand has a shockingly high level of child abuse, and many disturbing cases have made the news over the past few years.

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All I want for Christmas…..

December 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

(photo credited to mMathab - flickr)

I recently read an article about what Kiwi children are wishing for, for Christmas this year.

Some of them are funny: “I am a good boy with an annoying brother so I think I should get something big this year.”

And some are a little bit heartbreaking: “I know there are lots of kids out there that won’t get much this Christmas so my biggest wish is for all those kids to have a happy Christmas and for you to give some of my presents to them.”

As I was reading through the article it got me thinking – what do I want for Christmas?

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Students: we’ve got it easy

December 17, 2011 § 4 Comments

For the past three days (and the next six) I’ve been back working for the family I used to nanny for. And it’s got me thinking. Of how much harder work and the ‘real world’ is than studying. 

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