Jan 26, 2015

Piha. This Place Rocks

Some really big rocks in fact!
More on this later.
North Piha from as far up Lion Rock as we could climb
Lion Rock and beach
 Robyn waiting for that famous Piha rescue 
And here it comes she's in luck!

Jan 25, 2015

Summerhill Golf

This 9 hole golf course set way up in the Papamoa hills via Reid Rd has to be seen and played to be believed. It's a green fees only, private course and open to the public.
This hole is lines by Chestnut trees.
(iPhone pictures)
 A wider perspective to show the hilly and undulating nature of the fairways.
 The 9th hole green. At the top of the world. Nice and very challenging physically and for your game. Actually just worth a walk around even without the golf bit.
Close up with the Mount buildings way in the background. this is definitely summer. In singlet and putting out before 10am.

Jan 24, 2015

Drummers. Some Of The Best

Sandy Nelson was one of the best known rock drummers from the early 60's. One of his early solos, Let There Be Drums is still a benchmark to this day for up and coming drummers to come to grips with.
This video was taken live in 1999 when Nelson was 61 years old. Not bad aye.
You need to give it a few moments to get rolling.

And from a later time Phil Colins And Gordo in Sydney....wow!

Lightroom

No not the Adobe software but the ceiling of the Macs Bar on Wellington waterfront.
iPhone picture

26 Million Views!

Another big hit from the 60's

1960 A Massive Hit

Gerry and the Pacemakers

Another old classic. This show from the year I started work!

Jan 21, 2015

Del Shannon

Love this guy from the early 60's
A real legend. Check out the dancing. I did this stuff!! We all did.......

Jan 20, 2015

Shops From Our Youth

I may not be alone when I recall shops from when we were kids. The place you rushed off to when you were lucky to have a shilling more or less to blow on whatever you liked. I can still remember the smells of those shops. Remember the cold milk shakes in the fluted metal containers? The smell of liquorice and aniseed balls?
The Kandy Korner in Nelson is one of those shops from my young days that remains almost untouched for 60 years.
This is what it was like a couple of weeks back.

Guess who

Nelson. We Visit The Graves

Our usual pilgrimage to see family past.
Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother, Antonio & Filistea  My Mothers mums side.
 Grandfather and his mother (Great Grandmother) my Mothers fathers side.
 Aunty Nancy (Fathers sister) killed in a car crash in 1940.  And Violet, my fathers mum (My Grandmother)