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    Ellan Vannin

    I am a proud Kiwi with a Kiwi Mother from fine Scottish ancestry and a Manx father. My pseudonym reflects my love of my late father. The Isle of Man, aka Ellan Vannin, is well known for TT Races and its fairies (of the flying, magical variety.) Manx Fairies live under bridges, preferring the countryside to the city, much like me. We dislike trolls, are great friends but can be rather vexatious if crossed.

    First Names and Marks of Respect.

    Many decades ago, I was a young girl in a rural school in New Zealand. It was a tough community – one...

    Mataku the Death of Our Nation’s Culture & Traditions

    Some years ago, I watched a series called “ Mataku “. The episodes enthralled and entertained me. They frightened me and I learnt NOT to watch...

    Mental Illness – There is a Lot of it About These Days.

    We seem to have an outbreak of mental health issues throughout the world. Yelling “Allahu Akbar“ is not terrorism, apparently, it is a mental health issue.

    A Benevolent Dictatorship and Chooks

    The late great Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen is regarded as a hero and an anti-hero, depending upon what side of the political fence you...

    Two Testosterone Tales

    New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals at the recent Pacific Games. Hubbard, 41, was born as a bloke named Gavin. Laurel took double...

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