Foodtown Online Groceries – Review

I really, really hate grocery shopping. I moan about it every time I go to the supermarket. And I hate hating something, and I hate whiners so I don’t like being one. I just can’t stand the thought of giving up a precious hour to the tedium of crowded aisles, bad music, bright lights and the forced feeling of gaiety. So, to my rescue – Foodtown Online!

When my children were very small I was one of the ‘early adopters’ of online grocery shopping in New Zealand. Some intrepid South Islander had set up an online store and my groceries were shipped all the way from Blenheim (to Tauranga). This was probably about 1999. It served it’s purpose well at the time, but apart from the vast carbon footprint I was creating it required me to think a day or 2 in [Read more…]

Vivienne Tam Mini More Than Just a Pretty Face.

I recently fell in love….with a computer. My friends all thought I was completely nuts until I showed them the gorgeous thing. The new Vivienne Tam mini by HP, named appropriately, ‘Butterfly Lovers’,  is a new level of beautiful – a stunning brushed gold, with delicate transparent red and gold butterflies all over it – total class. This is the second design by American designer Vivienne Tam for HP.  The first one was a pink designed notebook which didn’t hold quite the appeal of this netbook.

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News About Kobo Encouraging

I am pleased that finally NZ’ers have an E-book reader that we can take seriously. The Kobo (an anagram of BOOK – there weren’t really many options were there!). It has frustrated me for some time that Amazon has not made the Kindle available in NZ – even though you can buy it in Australia and Fiji. And now, it appears we may have a better, and cheaper, option. And I am sure it isn’t a coincidence that the release has been timed in advance of the Ipad’s release in NZ either. Here are the reasons I REALLY, really like the sound of the Kobo –

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