About Life

The Shortest Day For 2017

The shortest day is still 24-hours, but the daylight hours are measured from sunrise to sunset and in the city of sails Auckland on Wednesday June 21st 2017 the sun rises at 7.34 am and sets at 5.10pm meaning that we have about 9-hours and 38-minutes of daylight hours. That’s not a very long time to
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Caring For Your Christmas Tree

If you’re a family who love having a “real” Christmas tree, here are some idea’s and tip’s on how to keep it fresh for the entire festive season. Tradition says you should put up your tree after 1 December and take it down on 5 January, the twelfth day of Christmas but how can you ensure
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Your Kitchen Is The Heart Of Your Home

They say your kitchen is the heart of your home and for most Kiwis it is either the kitchen of the BBQ where the people gather when they entertain. We recently built our own new home in the new suburb at Hobsonville Point in North West Auckland. It was built by Jalcon Homes who are one of the building
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In This Life Being Just Average Is Not Enough

Average is not enough. We had an interesting conversation today with our 12-year old about trying hard and doing homework. The fact is our son is capable of doing well at school, but like all boys (including myself) he would rather do sports than school work so I can understand that. Also like myself, our
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What We Learnt From The Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been fascinating and had some great contests to watch, but there are also some unexpected things that I have learnt fro  the Rio Olympic Games too. Some of the lessons came as a shock, while other things are common sense and an occasion like the Olympics just reinforces what we really already
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In Business & Life We Strive For Excellence

As a Kiwi today it is easy to think of the manner in which many of my country people strive for excellence as I watch the Hurricanes on television and think of the Olympic team getting ready to compete. In Business We Strive For Excellence Most people go into business with the intention of being successful,
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