Parenting in a Fish Bowl

A social media post in a local community group caught my attention this week! Upon first inspection my reaction was oh no thats appalling!!!! Upon second inspection my reaction was oh my gawdd, 2 of those boys are mine!!!! I realised that the statement “their parents must be proud” was in fact directed at me…

How to grow out your grey hair gradually.

Grombre means Grey Ombre and it took me 2 years of this until the glittery bits transitioned into sensational silver. Probably you are hearing some of these terms at the moment, as all around the world women are giving up dying their hair and embracing their natural silver strands #silversisters #grombre. When I decided to…

Olive Goes Green. Part 2.

Plastic to the left, plastic to the right, plastic, plastic everywhere in sight!! “So mum when are you going to get over this phase of not wanting Plastic in the house?” “Is this like the time you wanted us to call you “maman” and not mum, or is it like the time you said you…

“Out of this Earth” Recipe for Vegan Spanokopita

by Sanchia-Rose Today is National Spinach day!! OK, not officially in New Zealand, but we are a global nation, right!! So, why National Spinach day you might ask and what happened to National Broccoli or National Cauliflower day? Who knows, but one thing we do know and that is that Popeye loved his Spinach and…

How to “Student” in your 50’s

First of all I don’t really like the “Mature Student” status as that also implies a certain amount of sensible behaviour and sounds very “boring”! Studying at 50 is anything but that! In January 2018 at 50 years old, I decided to go back to fulltime study and chose to do a Level 7 Digital…

Eco Worrier Olive’s Top Tips for Op Shopping

Guilty as charged : Although in my case, I cannot go anywhere without wondering if I can combine it with going to an op shop. This not the first blog about op shopping and it won’t be the last. Why? Because op shoppers like to talk about it. Not only because there is a thrill…

Tami Neilson “hearts” ILOVE OLIVE

First of all, I’d like to say, this is not Fake News, this series of events actually happened on March 8th, 2019. Have you got a favourite music artist? You do?, then you know that there are certain gigs, that you just literally, count down the days for, the gig that you try and get…

Facts About International Womens Day That Will Instantly Put You in a Good Mood

Balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. IWD Website It was originally called International Working Women’s Day….

Olive Goes Green

How I intend to get rid of plastic use once and for all I’m not going stand up on any soap box here and I am by no means a specialist in this area. I’m just trying to find solutions to some of the problems that I have with wasteful use of plastic. I don’t…