Sophie Elliott – how her death could just as easily have been your own – or your daughter’s

On 9 January 2008, this beautiful and intelligent woman, with a wonderful childhood behind her and a promising adult life ahead of her, was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend ... in her own home, while her mother was there. Now - 8 years later - one NZ woman still dies every 26 days at the hand of a violent … Continue reading Sophie Elliott – how her death could just as easily have been your own – or your daughter’s

Are apps and Photoshop ruining your self-esteem?

Many of you will have seen this "un-Photoshopped/untouched" image of Cindy Crawford that's been making it's way around the internet lately.  Whilst I applaud Cindy for this, let's not forget she is a supermodel who has made exorbitant amounts of money from her face and body FOR YEARS, so even without retouching, her "look" is … Continue reading Are apps and Photoshop ruining your self-esteem?

The Grand Dame of New Zealand burlesque

Imagine if you will, someone who, on one of her Facebook pages describes herself as a “retired locomotive engineer” and on the other, as an “entertainer” - more accurately, a burlesque entertainer. From who she was, to who she is; this is the story of Miss Chevious Cinders and how she became the Grand Dame … Continue reading The Grand Dame of New Zealand burlesque

The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

A little while ago, Mumpty wrote some fictional stories on a few of her favourite Auckland burlesquers.  And this Friday night, she's done a wee update.  Do enjoy ... Duchess deBerry Remember that saying: Always be you ... unless you can be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. Then, always be a fierce, intergalactic alien queen. … Continue reading The curious creatures of Auckland burlesque – revisited

Updated taking stock tag

Hello bloggy-verse!  So I haven't done a "taking stock tag" for a while now - in fact the last one was here - and I do so enjoy them, so here goes - please enjoying reading along to see what's happening in Mumpty's little world! Making: 9 page weekly newsletters for my daughter's netball team.  She … Continue reading Updated taking stock tag