On the first day of the month, we made a last minute dash to see Eddie Izzard’s show, Wunderbar. Despite a horrendous
Still summer – breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning in the garden.
A chance for a long overdue catch up with a friend. Our conversation on that morning was a topic that warned of tragic events that happened later in the month.
Summer evenings in Kirikiriroa. Making the most of late summer. The changing face of the view from the trig – earthworks for the new road layout at Cobham Drive.
Only in Aotearoa….
Ararimu – working with a new school so I like to have some photos of the landscape to get an idea of the place where their feet are. Ararimu means ‘pathway through the Rimu trees’ – it seems that there was no Māori settlement here but it was on the road between Tamaki Makaurau and the Waikato. The documented history here seems to start with European settlers.
The Mighty Waikato river – evening
Tap takeover at @Crafthamilton. A smorgasbord of Garage Project beers with accompanying food tasters. Ended up being a bigger night out than we had planned! The dangers of wearing an ‘iconic’ Garage Project Tee-shirt when the
Early morning on the Waikato river – the Kirikiriroa marathon is run by some friends of ours and so I spent the day volunteering as a marshall.
The nights are starting to draw in and card games and whiskey seem to be in order! This evening Victor Hugo seemed to get turned over more often than usual. Quite serendipitous for my hand this time!
View from a teenager’s bedroom door…….
It’s not often my 19
“The darkest day…”
We were travelling down to Taranaki to the WOMAD festival when we heard about the events in Christchurch on the news. We were in shock as we listened to the radio. All around us was the beauty of the New Zealand landscape. How could such a thing be happening in Aotearoa?
Campervan life – got to have a tea cosy!
Aonghas received a parcel in the post….. a trophy! Something to do with his online gaming – signs of a misspent youth!
I had the pleasure of attending a meeting about the Tainui Education Plan (Kawenata) at which Ann Milne spoke. Inspiring and challenging.
Technology projects at schools in NZ…. design thinking, authentic contexts, problem-solving. Some way to go methinks!
Full moon at Ohope beach. This time on Saturday we’ll
One week on … #headscarfforharmony. There has been a lot of kōrero about the rights and wrongs and appropriateness of this gesture and Jacinda Arderns’s
Those stop banks! Much easier in the daylight and they had been
We made it! It was a long last leg; we were hurting but we kept going and made it home in well under 20 hours. For a while, we thought we might make it under 19 hours but it wasn’t to be!
Back to work with a bang!
This week we have been running Local Curriculum Workshops for Principals. Fascinating conversations. Love my job!
Three Beer Thursday at @CraftHamilton
Caught the cat just sitting there
It was one of those gardening days at the end of the summer – tidying up the overgrowth and came across this – rose thorns on steroids!
Last minute prep for workshops tomorrow! Looking forward to the kōrero with a group of Principals.