A week ago I wrote a post about the fact my 2020 Europe trip may be in peril of not actually proceeding. I'll not go into the details here, however, essentially one of those unexpected life issues arose which put the trip in jeopardy against our wishes. I'm pleased to say that the issue has been ade
The State of Tasmania is one of Australia's most beautiful locations. It lies south of the mainland and is the only Australian State not actually attached to the rest of the country. we, the other part of Australia often make jokes at Tasmanian's expense, Aussie's can be quite irreverent, but we lo
We've been thinking about a trip for my 50th birthday which is coming up in March next year...I know, right? Ancient! Positively pre-historic...Ahh, shadap! 😃
Anyway, my wife Faith has been intent upon us going away somewhere to mark my ascension into old age...She's even suggested I change my name
I can't recall the first time I ate a jelly bean although I can tell you, with great confidence, that I liked it. What's not to like right?; All that sugar, artificial flavour and food colouring wrapped up in a convenient package. Surely a food from the gods! Jelly beans are a legit treat and I've e
I was recently in New Zealand on vacation with my wife and whilst there managed to see and do a lot of cool stuff. If you're interested you can search the #aussies-newzealand tag and see a day-by-day post-account of the vacation.
Of course, whilst on vacation one doesn't want to blog all damned day
I've just returned from an extended weekend away in which I needed accommodation and as per the post I wrote a few days ago it didn't need to be fancy or expensive accommodation, just serviceable, reasonably comfortable and clean. You can take a look at that post here if you would like.
In it you'll
I am usually quite a good judge of things; Stuff in general and usually people as well. That good judgement keeps me out of trouble mostly and sort of ensures things move forward as best they can. I get it wrong sometimes of course - No one is perfect after all, but generally it all works out - Mos
It was 2300 by the time we got home; A long day of driving, flying and waiting. I pushed the door open at home and two little faces greeted me expectantly. Happily.
"Hello Merlin and Cleo," I exclaimed! A grin splitting my face apart almost as well as the headache I'd developed over the day was spli
We sprung into the air, no longer in physical contact with New Zealand itself. The ground dropped away rapidly as we ascended into the bright blue sky climbing higher and higher. Our thoughts turned towards home, our beloved Australia, seeing our cats and planning for our next holiday. OK, so my min
About seventy five kilometres north of Dunedin in the Oamaru district lies a unique beach called Koekohe - Well, I guess the beach itself isn't all that unique however the spherical boulders found on the beach certainly are.
The boulders have been formed by the cementation of Paleocene mudstone and
Today we took a drive to the Otago Peninsula to the east of Dunedin where we had two locations pegged as places we wanted to visit, and all day to do it. So, we set off on what looked like a beautiful-weather-day, to head to the area and see what we could see.
Our first destination was Larnach Cas
This morning we woke to a cold and wet Dunedin after a lot of overnight rain - None of which I heard falling. It was disconcerting however we focused on maintaining a positive attitude whilst we got ourselves ready for our days' outing and had some breakfast. Despite the heavy cloud we ventured out