We spent a great week away in Rarotonga with Ildica’s folks, staying in a house right on the beach on Muri Lagoon. Quite windy most of the week, this kept the temperatures down, but we still enjoyed plenty of kayaking and snorkelling in the lagoon, with a huge variety of…

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Sleepy in Seattle

Chihuly Glass

I was in Seattle, WA, for a work conference last week, and managed to squeeze in a few hours here and there to join the throngs of tourists during what I’m told was a particularly fine week of summer weather in Seattle (which everybody told me can usually be summed…

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St Martins School Production


St Martins School put on a school production every three years, and the whole school get involved, either as cast, ensemble, stage management, lighting, costume, make-up, etc.

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First snow of 2015


Shaping up to be a great winter in 2015 (almost better than 2014 already and it’s hardly even the end of June!). Managed to build an igloo at Castle Hill and have a monster snowball fight with the McNeills/Bests.

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“YHA is Always Home”


After shooting some photos of the family enjoying some of the YHA hostels around the South Island, the YHA asked us if we’d like to be involved in shooting a TV commercial for the YHA in Christchurch.

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Adventures in Auckland


After a few days up in Auckland on a training course, the rest of the family came up to join me for the weekend to stay with friends Mac & Brenda who live in an awesome spot backing on to Mt Eden/Maungawhau.  I had a great time exploring with my…

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