It’s not me, It’s YOU.

It’s not me it’s you.

It’s not me it’s you and the sooner you realise that the better.

I don’t care anymore what you think of me. I’m over your shit.

Grow the fuck up and start taking responsibility for your own actions.

It’s not me it’s you

You created this situation not me.

You can blame me all you like, but now I know you are in lala land, the drugs will do that.

The ones you should be taking but refuse to because ya know, big pharma.

And the ones you shouldn’t take but do, because ya know weed cures everything.

It’s not me it’s you.

You claim you were abused, when in reality you are the one who displayed abusive behaviour to your family.

You also abused your mother when it suited. Was it both of us or is it actually you who’s the abuser all along.

You abused your pets, and I’m now convinced my dog got sick and died because of your abuse too.

Look in the mirror and you’ll see the abuser staring straight back.

It’s not me it’s you.

I know we tried to teach you right from wrong, you just did what you wanted anyway.

It’s always been the same. Compulsive lying and flying into a rage the moment you don’t get your own way.

Vitriolic and defamatory rants against anyone you felt wronged you.

Blocking people the moment they dare to point out the error of your ways.

It’s not me it’s you.

A narcissistic sense of entitlement and complete lack of empathy that’s you, not us.

It’s your complete lack of appreciation of consequence for your own actions.

Nothing we could ever do was enough for you. Ingratitude and expectation.

It’s not me it’s you.

Your own mother refused to have you living with you do to the abuse she suffered from you, so I took you in.

Then you turned on me and claimed I was the one being abusive.

When really all I was doing just being a parent and not letting you have your own way all the time.

Yes I would tell you off and not put up with your shit, but that was your atrocious behaviour and entitlement at work.

It’s not me it’s you.

You were given every opportunity to succeed, but all you wanted to do was slack around.

We tried to steer you away from drugs, but all you wanted to do was get high.  It’s already got you in trouble with Police

You vindictively defamed me to people I know and created a false image of the person I am.
Take a look in the mirror, because..

It’s not me it’s you.

Now your mother is on the receiving end of your selfish narcissism

Apparently we both are at fault and you are blameless

Every story has two sides, this one now has three.

It’s not US, it’s you.

Pan Seared Lamb – Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients

Pan Seared Lamb - Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients

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Pan-seared lamb with fresh basil, tender new potatoes and green pesto

Servings Prep Time
3 15
Cook Time
25

Servings Prep Time
3 15
Cook Time
25

Pan Seared Lamb - Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients

Print Recipe

Pan-seared lamb with fresh basil, tender new potatoes and green pesto

Servings Prep Time
3 15
Cook Time
25

Servings Prep Time
3 15
Cook Time
25

Ingredients


Servings:

Instructions
  1. Halve any larger potatoes, then cook in a pan of boiling salted water for 15 minutes, or until tender, adding the peas to the party for the last 3 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, rub the lamb all over with 1 teaspoon of olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

  3. Starting fat side down, sear the lamb in a non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat for 15 minutes, turning regularly until gnarly all over but blushing in the middle, or use your instincts to cook to your liking. For larger pieces of lamb you may need to finish it in an oven.

  4. Remove to a plate to rest, then, with the frying pan on a low heat, make a liquor by stirring in a splash of water and a little red wine vinegar to pick up all those nice sticky bits, leaving it to tick away slowly until needed.

  5. Drain the potatoes and peas, tip into the liquor pan, pick over most of the basil, add the pesto and toss it all well.

  6. Serve with the lamb, sliced thinly, then pour over the resting juices. Pick over the remaining basil leaves, and tuck in.

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Sticky Teriyaki Aubergine – Jamie Olivers 5 Ingredient.

Sticky Teriyaki Aubergine - Jamie Olivers 5 Ingredient.
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Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Sticky Teriyaki Aubergine - Jamie Olivers 5 Ingredient.
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Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Put a 26cm non-stick frying pan on a high heat and pour in 250mls of water.
  2. Halve the eggplant lengthways, quickly slash the skin of each half a few times and place skin side down in the pan, then season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Cover and cook for l0 minutes, or until it boils dry and begins to sizzle (listen for the change in sound).
  4. Meanwhile, trim the spring onions. Cut the whites into 3cm lengths at an angle and put aside.
  5. Deseed the chilli and finely slice Iengthways with the green part of the spring onions. Place both in a bowl of ice-cold water and put aside to crisp up.
  6. When the eggplant starts to sizzle, add l tablespoon of olive oil, the white spring onions and the peanuts to the pan, stirring regularly.
  7. After a few minutes, add a splash of water, drizzle in the teriyaki and reduce to a medium heat.
  8. Turn the eggplant, jiggle the pan and let it get sticky for a few minutes, then serve sprinkled with the drained green spring onions and chilli and a few peanuts scattered over the dish.
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Google Home Commands That WORK.

SO I’m compiling a list of commands I’ve used with google home that are confirmed to work. It’s starting out small and hopefully will grow large.

Sanity Check: Commands can and do change as Google updates and generally screws round with the Google Home app. I’ll try keep a status and last confirmed date but hey things change.

I use a simple setup. I’ve got a Google Home mini, a bunch of chromecasts and some of the last available Chromecast Audio’s which are a great way to add an old but awesome set of speakers with an analog or optical input and turn them into a cheap Sonos type speaker that you can add to speaker groups or use as a single set of speakers.

“Hey Google. Play the latest episode of Aly & Fila on the Kitchen Stereo

Hey Google. Louder.

So here are some things you can try on your Google Home while you listen to some awesome music.

Hey Google. Whats the Time.

Hey Google. Whats todays weather

Hey Google. Whats tomorrows weather.

Hey Google. How hot is it.

Hey Google. Turn on Kitchen Television

Hey Google. Turn off Kitchen Television

Hey Google. whats the time in Denver Colorado

Hey Google. Tell me a limerick

Hey Google. Add Milk to my shopping list

Hey Google. Whats on my shopping list

Hey Google. Show my photos on living room tv.

Hey Google Play Aly & fila on all speakers

Hey Google Change to Channel One on Kitchen TV

Hey google Turn on Kitchen Lights

Hey Google Turn on all lights

Hey Google Turn on Kitchen heat pump

KFC Secret Recipe

Bottom line, could this be the Colonel’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices? We sure think so. The only folks who can say definitively are the keepers of the recipe at KFC’s parent company, Yum! Brands. We asked, but the company would only say, “Lots of people through the years have claimed to discover or figure out the secret recipe, but no one’s ever been right.”

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All we know is the recipe we tested certainly tastes like KFC. And whatever it is, it’s finger lickin’ good. Continue reading “KFC Secret Recipe”

Baked Pork Chops

There’s just a few simple ingredients you’ll need for this recipe and chances are most they’re already in the pantry. Salt, pepper, brown sugar and ketchup. The only things you’ll need to buy are some of your favorite pork chops and an onion. The onion was actually my favorite part. They’d get nice and soft on top of the pork chops with that delicious brown sugar cooked right in. Continue reading “Baked Pork Chops”

2016 Ocean Giant vessel evolution at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Every year the United States Antarctic Programs annual resupply vessel Ocean Giant travels from the United States, via Chile and Christchurch, New Zealand on it’s way to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

The vessel carries approximately 1000 20 foot shipping containers of supplies and equipment needed to keep the station running for another year. The vessel offload is one of the busiest times of the year on station.

The Ocean Giant comes in via a channel cut in the sea ice by the US Coast Guards icebreaker Polar Star, which is the most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker in the world. The Antarctic Treaty prohibits leaving any waste on the continent so once the cargo is unloaded all the previous years waste and old equipment is loaded back on the vessel for transport and disposal back in the United States.

Click through to watch a nice time-lapse video of the evolution taken by one of the crew of the Ocean Giant on 6 GoPro cameras. Continue reading “2016 Ocean Giant vessel evolution at McMurdo Station, Antarctica”

Bad Driving from China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd

In my quest to name and shame drivers who put other road users at risk here is another short video.

This time it’s a bus driver from China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd who clearly thinks cycle lanes are for busses. Actually they are not and it is illegal for any vehicle to drive in a cycle lane.

This bus driver ran me off the road onto the kerb as I was alongside the bus, then to add insult he gave me the finger when I pulled alongside the door and pointed at my cycle camera. He may not be so rude now the footage has been passed to the Police for prosecution.

Click through for the video. Continue reading “Bad Driving from China Travel Service (NZ) Ltd”

Public campaign to buy Able Tasman beach successful

This makes me very proud to be a New Zealander. When it became apparent a pristine beach in the Able Tasman National Park was about to be sold by it’s owner and could fall into foreign ownership New Zealanders got behind a public campaign organised by Duane Major to raise funds to buy the beach so that it could remain in public ownership for all New Zealanders to enjoy.saveourbeach_abeltasman
Continue reading “Public campaign to buy Able Tasman beach successful”

5 Years Ago

5 years ago today at 12:51pm Christchurch was rocked by a large earthquake that killed nearly 200 people. Since then the region has experienced over 14,000 additional shakes. The most recent large quake being on Valentine’s Day 2016.

Each dot on this interactive map represents a quake, With the most significant activity occurring from September 2010 when the Greendale fault ruptured. At the time we had no idea what was to come. Continue reading “5 Years Ago”