Monday, 31 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Display window-Reeds Vegi shop cnr SH 10 and Kerikeri Road

Fresh Chiabatta straight from the oven still red hot in the bag and amazing display cabinet Kerikeri , Northland . Oh yum , this is foodie heaven all in a tiny vegi shop.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Designed by internationally renowned artist, ecologist and architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Kawakawa toilets are made from the community's recycled old glass bottles and reclaimed bricks. It is the only structure he ever built in the southern hemisphere.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Dads ashes

Over the weekend we put Dads ashes to final rest in a very beautiful garden cemetery in Christchurch next to his best buddy and golfing mate of some 58 years. There after followed much beer and wine drinking and a meal of his favorite foods.
Clockwise , ham off the bone (with Colmans bloody hot mustard) , newly dug potato with melted butter, Mums famous bean salad, orange jelly with grated carrot and pineapple, pickled beet root set in blackberry jelly and finally, cucumber and mint set in a lime jelly.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Luxury breakfast by the Chef du jour

Eggs , scallops , fresh ground coffee, strawberries, blue berries, melon and Greek yoghurt .

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Dinner for two

One dozen oysters, fresh salmon and snapper sushmi. Oh yes how good is that

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Oriental Bay - Wellington

I spent some very happy days of my late teens and early 20's
hanging out here with my friends, thankfully it hasn't changed character much
in the intervening 30 years.


Friday, 16 November 2012

Pork belly twice cooked

Pork belly twice cooked on Bok Choy with Chinese five spice jus and thinly sliced baked baby potato . From my every reliable West Plaza Hotel restaurant in Wellington . Not as huge as it looks , just the right size and very very delicious.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Boat sheds in Wellington

(Posted from my (outdated) Iphone4 using
the new "Blogger" app. Simple but effective and better
image handling than Blogpress I think)

Wellington at night - part 2


I lived here between 1967 and 1976. It would be fair to say in the
intervening years it has improved a lot although not the climate ! 

Monday, 29 October 2012

Thursday, 13 September 2012


My dad died last week aged 89, we gave him a great and mainly
humorous send off , we know he would have approved.
Two hundred people came along.
Thank you for supporting me Kylie, Anatole and Steve especially. 
He was good and generous man and one whose word was his bond,  integrity was assumed.
Training as a pilot in WW2


Teaching me to drive in the 1950s

On a picnic with mum, a most popular family activity  
His last very strained words were "I have a wonderful family"

Monday, 23 July 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

New Pontoon at Birkenhead


What one million dollars buys you, one floating pontoon and some nice purple lighting

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

Wellington my second home

What I see = airport , taxi, hotel, office, taxi , airport .

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Lamb shanks

Lamb shanks , mashed potato , peas and a beer it doesn't get much more kiwi than that .

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Autumn in Christchurch


From Mum and Dads drive in Mt Pleasant

Trees on the Avon near the hospital