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7. Dear Antarctic Wind

Dear Antarctic Wind, You cant beat Wellington on a good day, they say. Wellington can beat you on a bad day, they dont say but they should do. Wind, you harass me through these almost-modern streets, launching chip packets and my own hair into my face, whipping me, blinding me....

What’s normal? 5

What’s normal?

I received a bookmark in the post on Friday for the new Australian Government website dedicated to bladder and bowel health   The new website is part of the National Continence Management Strategy and builds on the success of the National Toilet map. I love the Toilet Map. There...

Pam update 0

Pam update

Pam Babcock, who you may remember sat on a toilet for 2 years, remains in intensive care in Kansas, USA. Her aunt has said that she is still ”a very sick girl” referring to her physical wounds, but also suggests that Pam’s mental well-being is anything but well.   Her...


Bog Psychology

A friend of mine, a psychology graduate, entertained thoughts of becoming a Poo Psychologist. ‘So many people’s psychological problems,’ she claimed. ‘Come down to their bowel movements. A healthy bowel leads to a healthy mind.’ It comes as no surprise that I completely agree with her and encouraged her in...


Hundertwasser Toilets!

Last year The Bathroom Diaries Toilet of the Year went to the Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, New Zealand. I found this out shortly after I moved to New Zealand, and I wondered if I would ever get the opportunity to see them. Well, I did, and here they are. The...

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo 0

Tomb toilet users say no to roofless loo

A lot of news out of India this week about the use, misuse, abuse and disuse of toilets. First up in Ainapur, an historic tomb is being used as a toilet by local residents, much to the fury of Raju S Vijapur. That reminds me of my trip to Pompeii...


6. Dear St Patrick

Dear St Patrick, I passed a man on the street yesterday who was telling a girl that you killed a dragon and saved all Ireland. If he hadn’t been trying to get into the girl’s pants I would’ve stopped and corrected him. Yesterday was your name day but today I...

The Thinker 0

The Thinker

Often, when the world seems a bit much, I’ll go to the toilet, sit down and have a long hard think. The toilet is a great place to have a 2 minute power nap at work, or a cry, or just a quiet sit down. Kansas woman Pam Babcock sat...

Unemployment 2


Tomorrow is my last day at my current job. There are many reasons why I’m leaving, but this is the main one: You can see why I have to leave. Let me show you again, just to make sure you got it. Sigh.


5. Dear Aliens

Dear Aliens, When you come visit from space and step upon our beautiful bountiful Earth you may look about yourselves and be agog at our fantastic buildings and magnificent vistas and compare them to the barchan dunes of Mars. You may look at our hairy skin and the fur and...