May 31, 2021

Awesome News

Monday Morning, this is what I received from 23 and Me๐Ÿ˜ 

"Hey Mike. You have more Neanderthal DNA than 82% of our other customers"

There more

As a result you may  

Have worse sense of direction.

Less likely to fear heights

Being a better sprinter than a distance runner

More likely to sweat during a work out.

May 28, 2021

Kitchen Rebuild

28th April 2021
Totally gutted it back to the frame work.

Close. Another week for tiles and appliances (dish washer and fridge) 28th May 2021

May 24, 2021

Plastic Bag Ban

 I am surprised at some of the countries that have taken this challenging stance.

Plastic bottles next?

On a related matter. Our house is near full of the heavy duty bags you have to buy at the supermarket when you forget to bring one yourself. Not sure how enviromentally progressive this is as we will soon need to dump them all, most having only been used once!

We need to sort ourselves out.

McLaren Falls Park

 Jay and I took a quick trip to the park for a little picnic and to check out the waterfall track.

First a hot noodle snack, yum and easy.

At the waterfall. Our low rainfall recently has cut the water flow. 
We took a couple of sieves to check out the riverbed for any nice stones...none found๐Ÿ˜€
This was amazing, We did see a bunch of people randomly kicking leaves and debris around that had fallen from the trees. We didn't think more about it until we returned and found this! Wow, great imagination. So much for 'random'.

May 22, 2021

Dynamic Jay

 Over the years I have taken and processed thousands of football shots mostly senior club games.

I went to watch Jay play this morning and was shocked at his energy, determination, speed and goal scoring. Team play was also not too bad. Never that good at this age.

Proud of Jay today such a contrast to last year where he stood back seemingly not interested. 


Goal shot



Old Modern London

 This is fun. Two links. From a favourite web site

The story

The zoomable map of old London


 Paul sent me this lovely pic last night. Tommy with a prime seat to watch the sunset over the harbour and Kaimai range.
The joys of boating in Tauranga

May 21, 2021

Nelson. The Port to Tahuna

 For the family.

Flying from Wellington to Nelson. From the Port, down Rocks Rd, to Tahuna beach. Other landmarks can be seen as well like the Boulder Bank and Fifeshire Rock

May 16, 2021

Player Of The Day

 Jay played a great game and it was noticed. 
Thanks Mackers..


Name sake bridge during our little south island tour all these years ago.


May 15, 2021

Pioneering Days Nelson

 Nelson Pioneer
From the Nelson Museum.
I loved the comment "regulations weren't so stringent in those days" Clearly very true....๐Ÿ‘€


Robyn and me at the Japanese Gardens in Nelson last week.

Our kitchen has been out of action now for many weeks but Robyn still manages to make fabulous meals. Amazing!
Mystery photo
Jay. We spent a lot of time out on the Matua mudflats yesterday. Stunning.