Dec 27, 2017


Xmas Day 2

 Our camp site. Murray and Faye's van and Rob and Sarah's shelter.

 Jay shooting Pop with his new hand gun. Dad behind looks happy with that!
 Nana in her element
 Yum, can you smell it?
 This kid can kick a ball and the shot nicely shows just how he does it.
With style...
Aunty Ky's with baby Lewis
 Paul pretending he knows how to get the new shelter thing set up. God knows what he is doing under there...
Richie just watching (and waiting hopefully)
The girls

Dec 21, 2017

Sign Of The Times

Quickly snapped this builders ute at the lights.
Think it would make a difference to the pond scum parasites?
Note the sack on the bottom left.....he's got balls...

Dec 19, 2017

Collingwood Street Nelson

This beautiful old classic Nelson home has looked immaculate for as long as I can remember.
I would love to peek inside.
Well two days later with Robs help I found these on the web.
Looks like the back yard!
 And a shot from inside as well.
Also see this is approx $2m home.
So we won't be retiring there...

Dec 17, 2017

New Belts

I am sorry I missed this event, I was invited!. Grace and Thomas have earned their new belts in 
Very proud of these guys hanging in to the program and what it takes to turn up week on week.
The rats...

International Space Station Transits The Moon

Look closely.
Picture from NASA

Dec 10, 2017

The Weekend With The kids

Grace doing amazing stuff on the tramp...seriously impressed

 Thomas (Birthday boy) being a good sport when J beats him to blowing out his birthday candle
 J celebrating getting to the top of Mt Drury
 Stunning  Pohutukawa tree on Leisure Island today
Tip Top Hokey Pokey ice-cream today. Jay loved it. A Kiwi classic.
In his words "on our beach, on the grass by the mountain..."

Dec 9, 2017

Thomas, 10 Big Years

Happy birthday mate. 7th December 2007
Following are a few snaps of Thomas
The arrival

Dec 5, 2017

Oh Lonesome Tree

Our neighbourhood is not known for its well planned tree planting programs of days gone bye.
So do you plant more and wait or cut the darn thing down?
Funny I have walked past this for years and only noticed it recently.


A great opportunity to remember your parents (if they have moved on) and think about the sacrifices they made to give you a good life and the fun you all had.
So that's what I did today.

Dec 4, 2017

Mystery Object

There are relatively few people in the world who have seen this bit of gear.
No it's not a saw blade.
Even fewer have seen these
This equipment is what most modern paints are made with. High speed dispersion blades that generate high shear conditions when run at certain speeds and powered by high KW electric drives when the operator is wanting to finely disperse pigments into a resin. Also used to make adhesives, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Believe it or not there is some science behind dispersion. 
Check this link