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.

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...

Doughnuts, Decadence & Dodgy Dudes

It all started this morning when I went to my local bakery to buy my decadent monthly treat. It ended up being about dodgy dudes.

Divided by Diversity

How better to create division within a community or a country than to push a narrative that will divide us. Sell the...

Get It in Writing

I read about the conundrum for firearms owners regarding the firearms that have been 'lost' by the police recently and it reminded me of a saying...

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Saturday Nightcap

Benny Hill was a prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades. His show proved to be one of the...

Cyst Saturday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my0z6kA0NPk&feature=youtu.be What an earful!

The Least Efficient Wine Opener Ever: I want one!

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NZ Carbon Neutral Policy ‘Absurd’

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Steve Turley on the Hong Kong protests

This video gives a useful insight into the protests and its context in globalisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hl7nK8XATI&feature=youtu.be&t=64