Jun 29, 2021

Jun 19, 2021

Yachts & Moon

Pre-race parade. 
 Milling around before the club race. Tauranga harbour
I missed the eclipse

Jun 17, 2021

Just Re-use That Plastic Bag


I knew it. Our house is now full of the thick fabric bags you buy at the super in place of the old plastic bags.

Jun 13, 2021

Mitai Maori Village

 We had a work sales conference in Rotorua and on the first night went to the Maitai Maori village for a show and Hangi dinner. I hate Hangi food, until this time! It was stunning. None of that dirt taste just clean flavours and subtle taste from the Kanuka and Manuka wood and berries they used in the process.

Deserts? Oh yeah!

We toured the village in the dark which added some atmosphere (and a little risk, take you phone for its light). There are crystal clear springs and glow worms on the track which were stunning. Most of all the people, all whanau, were great. very talented and down to earth with some classic Maori humour thrown in.


Uncovering dinner. Potatoes, Kumera, Pumpkin, Carrots, Chicken and Pork
Lifting out the meat first, veggies below.
Fires to warm the room, most of it actually uncovered.(no roof)
Three brothers
The youngest lad, 14.

I am sure there must have been some close calls while practicing this.

Jun 10, 2021

Happy Birthday Rob

 I awoke to an old lady this morning😊

Well one year older anyway.

Robs mum

Jun 9, 2021


This will come our way soon.
Opens the door for innovative wood and paper products. Come on New Zealand, a great opportunity.


Jun 8, 2021

From The Old album

 I was just flicking through my files. Sorry if these are repeats.

From the late 1970s' early 80s'

Great days, simple living, we had Skoda cars (old ones) and rented a beach Bach to kick off our life together and later buying a house with 19% interest rates.

Living at the Mount (it shows!). Lots of diving, kids, friends and working hard out and handling it all.

Jun 6, 2021

Signage of Note

Priorities, Chatham Islands
I had to look at this one for a few seconds 
Love this. Chatham Islands
Wishful thinking. Common sense has left the room.


Jun 1, 2021

Xmas Day 2011

It's just cool, or maybe not 😀, to see how we have all changed in 10 years. At this time Jay and Lewi had not arrived.

And the photoshoot ended with Tommy being stung by a bee.