Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Quintessentially New Zealand


Bacon and egg pie

Whitebait fritters. (made with whole
free range eggs and a table spoon of
corn flour, just like our Maori receptionist Lorraine
told me to do , and she should know )

Sunday, 25 April 2010

ANZAC Day 2010


April 25th is Anzac Day in New Zealand, a day we remember
our war dead and the sacrifices they made.

In WWI alone New Zealand lost seven percent of our men
aged between 18 and 45 to a war in Europe and in total there were 55,000 casualties.

Some like my grandfather (pictured with last night’s sunset) caught
pneumonia (as a result of the huge flu epidemic), returned to NZ, and then died
when my father was only five in another bout of pneumonia.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Lake Ototota

Something for you quiet water Auckland kayakers ,
stumbled upon this little lake the other day .

Monday, 12 April 2010

Cape Egmont


If you were really really tall you could see Brisbane Australia from here .
(Slight problem with the  curvature of the earth)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Back beach , New Plymouth


And all just five minutes from town

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mt Taranaki aka Mt Fujiyama - from the film The Last Samurai (filmed here)

I think the old pines just give this a slightly "not NZ" feel