Day 75 March 15th 2016

For some reason this post remained as a draft way back on day 75! Just found it so have published but way out of synch!

Autumn is definitely in the air but summer is still hanging in there.  I quite like the comfort of autumnal evening darkness yet still wrapped in the warm air of lingering summer. Anyway, the onset of Autumn means the start of the hockey season and a return to walking round the lake.

While  waiting for Gus to finish training I decided to try out a Surround Shot. Uploaded to Street View for all to see.  The image is below but go to the link to see it in 360 surround view, or even better, view through Google Cardboard to see in VR.

Check out Gallagher Hockey Centre 



Day 107 April 16th 2016

Took Nigel and Aonghas up to Pukemokemoke today -good training for the Waitomo outing in two weeks time.  Beautiful evening and time to take some photos from the trig. Still not sure if this is Toetoe or Pampas grass…. Toetoe is indigenous but has been pushed out by pampas grass imported by Europeans.  Anyway, whatever it is, it looked beautiful with the evening light shining through it.


Day 106 April 15 2016

We enjoy a beer or three at our ‘local’ on Friday evenings.  The number of small craft brewers  in New Zealand has grown exponentially in the last 7 years and we now enjoy  a range of excellent beers. The Craftbar usually has around 12 different beers on tap so plenty to choose from. Great for the palate, not so good for the waistline!  But great to unwind after a busy week. 


Day 104 April 13th 2016

Beware online shopping!  My Emirates skyward points were about to expire so I decided to spend them in the online store.  Not much that I needed but now I am travelling about quite a bit I thought this bag looked handy and quite cool.


I took delivery this morning…rather smaller than I had expected!  Oh,  well, lesson learned but at least it didn’t cost me anything! And it is rather nice!