The Paua Palace

My royal blog, life, opinions and me, it’s all about ME.. Right?

About Me

Scatter brained female from Auckland, doing her best to keep home and hearth together whilst working outside the home.  Happily married for 12 years, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 budgies, 1 cat and 1 fish.

I like to do things, create things, make things…. Artistic wannabe

So welcome to the Paua Palace, such as it is….

It occurs to me, that I have a strange life. 

My parents split when I was 6, I really didn’t know why despite my mothers violence and strange ways.  I thought for the longest time it was because she got her ears pierced.


11 Responses to “About Me”

  1. ggwfung said

    wow, new template. Looks slick!



  2. Thanks 🙂

  3. I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks for putting me on your blogroll! I homeschool my 3 youngest kids and we just finished a unit on Australia. I wish I had known about you back then so I could pick your brain for ideas. What are budgies? I also have a personal blog, if you want to stop by

  4. Budgies are parakeet type birds that originate from Australia, they can learn to talk, ours is grey, we had a blue one too but he never grew, it’s the oddest thing, he stayed a fledgling and then he died 😦 thanks for your link I will stop by 🙂 I am on holiday this week and spending way too much time writing lol.

  5. panoramia said

    Hi PP

    Now have my own blog with these good people. Will add you to my blogroll once I figure out how the heck I do it — Hunter (ex Cassandra,now panoramia)

  6. ok will add that one too 🙂

  7. Lori said

    I read over at MIL Stories. I seen your link. Your pictures of nature are beautiful. I was wondering if I could use them sometime for our Power Point at church for the backgrounds of slides and stuff?

    Thanks in advance,

  8. I’ve emailed you Lori 🙂

  9. Michael Lane said

    I came across your reference to my posting in the Herald on my thoughts on whether the police raids were over the top, while searching for something else. While you are of course entitled to your opinions, your dismissive comments regarding mine were not rationally based. You incorrectly assumed that if a warrant was issued to search our premises, that we must have been in some way involved.

    If you manage to read the affadavit filed by the police to obtain search warrants, you might note one person, by the name of Kemara, made the order for the items on Trade Me. It would stand to reason that those who were searched for those items should have had some connection to him. In our case, we had never heard of him, met him or had any idea whatsoever that he even existed. Furthermore, we have never owned guns, possesed guns, nor were any guns, or gun related residue ever alleged by anyone in the evidence to have ever been in our vicinity. The police affadavit made no connection to Kemara, or guns, or anything illegal regarding ourselves. The sole evidence “against” us was a conversation I had with Tame Iti regarding whether they were warm in a hut in the bush. The policeman added that I was referring to the rama, I am not quoted as referring to it. In point of fact I was not. Tame also engages in many activities that involve the bush through his work regarding alcohol and drug abuse. Such evidence might merit a conversation with a police detective, but in no way justifies having a number of police vehicles, 15 police officers, 3 police dogs and two detectives, tossing our house and hanging around for five hours. Subsequently they took our computers with all my assignments for Masters on it, and we have yet to get them back. Only yesterday, they have communicated that they are now acquiring the info on the computers and we might get them back next week. Of course the warrant expired on 9th November, they have not got a new one, and the grounds for the warrant generally are no longer valid due to the decision of the Solicitor General. What is obvious is that the original warrant was not properly scrutinised by the signing judge. The central people of interest for which justification for warrants were established were mixed in with peripheral people for which the police wanted to engage in fishing expeditions. You canot assume that simply because the police engaged in a certain action, that it therefore was good and proper. One thing that has become clear is that the police on the ground are unhappy with Operation 8 and see it as a major blunder. This was driven by politics on the top, that was divorced from reality. Was some kind of police investigation merited? Yes. Was a full blown anti-terrorism swoop inclusive of putting a community under a state of armed siege merited? No.

  10. traveller said

    Just asking is this blog still active.

  11. Kind of, there is a lot of my work here, I have moved to and some of my posts link back here. I haven’t deleted because this blog still has current issues and gets a lot of traffic.

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