Thursday, October 9, 2014

In the end, we are all determined by the place and the time in which we were born.

-Patrick Modiano (This year's Nobel literature prize winner)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Instapost: #springhassprung

It's that's time of year and we've really dug into the dirt to prep our own garden. Here is a sample from a friend's cutting garden. Who doesn't love Spring?

Coke & Pepsi Go Green With Stevia



The world is definitely shifting. Both Coke and Pepsi are now offering low-calorie drinks with the plant Stevia as the sweetening agent. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Get Moving, Christchurch!: The Breeze Walking Festival

We managed to pick up this coveted little guide just in time for the warm weather. The Breeze Walking Festival Guide is an annual calendar of walking quick trips, treks and a few journeys that will get you and the family up and moving now. Events run 27 September - 5 October, with a few even running until 12 October. Embrace this beautiful weather and take a hike!
Grab your handy little walking festival guide today which includes a convenient pull-out calendar of events while you're out and about or click here for more information.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Are Cellphone Lanes In Our Future?

Photo from cnn.com

Only yesterday I was asked by a very curious 11 year old little girl, "Why do you have two cell phones?". Her mother cringed noticing I was caught off guard by the common tenacity of a child. It was a legitimate question, though. I do own more than one phone, ipod or smartphone but I am the mother in a family of five. Our busy reality today is full of technology and not surprisingly, this technological shift is being seen in the infrastructure on many levels. Airports with cell phone parking lots. Multiple adapter options at cafes. As we grow the companies have seemed to stream us all down as well. I remember when buying a cell phone came with a charger, extra battery, sometimes a car charger, that cool little cloth and amazing customer service. Not only are we more dependent, but the phones are easier to handle and use. Now, it's all a bit different and let's turn to Asia to examine the growth. Phone sidewalks are being tested for those uber users (does this include me?). Bumping into those heads down texters and googlers could be a think of our past. Take a photo without offending someone for the lane. Chat openly without disturbing others. It's the wave of the future so walk with it. Check out this article from CNN.com.

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