Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ABC letter U for uniform

I went on a tour to First Scene, New Zealand Australian' largest selection and party props with 400,000 items in stock. I tried to see if I will make a good policewoman. 


Monday, November 21, 2016

ABC Letter T for tramping

Two foreign trampers were found dead last night. They didn't have proper equipment and didn't know our changeable weather.

Many years ago, a friend from England studying here in New Zealand went tramping alone. He was ill equipped in our ever changing weather. He took a wrong turn, and slipped into a deep creek. He hurt his ankle and was in pain.

He told us, he was praying hard because he felt he really was going to die.

I was given this emergency survival sleeping bag. I have seen them used on TV.  I thought of my friend, freezing cold in the creek. If only my friend had a sleeping bag like this, his night in the bush alone won't have been so harrowing.

The bag is very compact and folds up slightly bigger than your palm, and won't take up too much space in your back pack.

I borrowed this photo from I didn't want to open up my bag. 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ABC Wed letter S for seasons.

Auckland's wet weather is brought mainly by its next most frequent wind, the north-easterly, and the rain that it brings from the subtropical high pressure belt is relatively warm.

The downpour can be torrential and brief, a relief from the clammy humidity that commonly precedes it. The dark passing storm cloud is likely to quickly give way to another burst of sunshine, the fabled "four seasons in one day".
In my book, "The Playgroup Club," I wrote about four seasons in one day. Today is one of these days, I hung my laundry and had to bring it in again 


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

eBooks: The Playgroup Club

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The Playgroup Club by ann chin

The Playgroup Club: Mothers and babies, toddlers, preschoolers

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by Samuel Chin and Ann Chin
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Monday, November 14, 2016

writes for tripadvisor.

I wrote myself in as a cameo role in my new book The Playgroup Club.

Ann, you've attracted quite an audience
Today at 16:16
You've helped so many travellers plan their perfect trips. Keep it up.
Millions of reviews to help you
plan and book your perfect trip
Hi Ann Chin
Level 24 reviews 3,083 total points
You have 12,192 readers. Impressive!
Did you realise how many travellers you've guided with your good advice? Keep going… even reviewing places near home can be a big help to people planning a visit to your town.
In Playgroup Book, Ann says she does different kind of writing. She is a travel writing, and writes for tripadvisor.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Amazon kindle  bookshelf

My latest Book: The Playgroup

The Playgroup, paper back. ISBN 978-0-473-37871-4
Available at: Wheelers Books or from me,
eBook: Kindle Amazon ASIN: B01N0AWTOL

This book talks of a hotchpotch SAHM (Stay At Home Mums) jelled by a common denominator, the Playgroup. This book will resonate in women who went to Playgroup with their children or grandchildren. This hotchpotch include mothers of nuclear families, single families, bereaved parents, widowed, widowers, cancer survivors, volunteers, and so on. Issues like death, bereavement, cancer, adoption, fostering, and remarriage are sensitively discussed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ABC Wednesday, Letter R for Reserves

Loves New Zealand, there are lots of reserves and parks.

Volcanoes are a conspicuous feature of the Auckland city landscape. In some cases their form is emphasised by their preservation as reserves and parks, while in others they have been quarried to meet the city’s demand for building materials. Within a radius of about 20km centred on Auckland city there are 49 discrete volcanoes; this is the area referred to as the Auckland volcanic field, Here New Zealand sculptor John Radford made three of these realistic remnants of Auckland buildings and depicted the aftermath of an earthquake in Western Park in Ponsonby.