America

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runawaykiwi ran away to New York

I went on a family holiday to the concrete jungle where dreams are made. To be honest it was less making dreams and more eating amazing food, shopping like a nutter and celebrating with family. So I thought I would ease you into the empire state of mind by giving you my second first impressions of […]

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Getting a bit philosophical
Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday – The we are not assholes edition

One of my favourite blogs has kicked off its annual WANA (we are not assholes) campaign. It all takes place in the comment feed of a blog post. Families who are in need this Christmas post a comment about their situation. Some need food, others need clothes and some just want to be able to […]

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Shopping
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Tax, the evil American corporation and my little bright idea

Things are going to get a little serious around here, because today we are talking tax. Just in case tax is not your thing, I have included the American taxpayer diagram put together by the Guardian. So you tax-phobes have something pretty to look at while your head is in the sand. The simple story* is that […]

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Books

Battle Hymn of the runawaykiwi

I recently read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Its the story of how Amy, a Chinese tiger mum, raised her two super-children. The book has a bit of a bad reputation in the States, because it was thought that her methods were cruel. I don’t judge – read and draw your own conclusions. […]

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