Five things that have annoyed the snot out of me lately

1 – Can it just stop raining already? We’re one month into spring and it feels like it’s rained more than the entire winter.

2 – Allergies. My nose is so red that I look like I’ve been bingeing on whiskey all winter. I’m sniveling like a terribly snively thing and pseudo-ephedrine is now one of the most controlled substances in New Zealand.

3 – National minister Gerry Brownlee is fronting an agenda to allow mining New Zealand’s conservation lands. How are more people not more upset about this? New Zealand’s green image is about to go completely undermined! They are aware that one of our major earners is tourism, right?

4 – National minister Steven Joyce has this completely divide and conquer campaign trying to get an expressway built through Kapiti and has completely torn a community apart. It’s unsustainable, it’s unrealistic and it’s unethical – putting the interests of the transport industry before all else.

5 – I continue to rage against agapanthus. Ugly, snail-ridden blights on the landscape.

There… that should do me for awhile. Now back to the pretty things…


  1. I am totally with you on all of the above – and especially the agapanthus!! I loathe the stuff!!