+++ it’s saturday morning and the three days of auckland anniversary weekend spread before us, bathed in possibility. we have a couple of plans. well, i have a couple of plans, and nic goes along with them (thankfully). there’s an early(ish) start to head off the island, a car warrant-of-fitness followed by an impromptu stop […]
it’s christmas morning. there’s a tray of freshly risen croissants baking in the oven, nic’s mum is out for a walk and i’m vacuaming white kanuka blossoms off the floor. all to no avail as fresh dustings of blossom snow on the floor with each puff of wind through the open door. i light white […]
I got a roll of film back from being developed yesterday that had photos on it from last summer. It’s one of the things I love about film – the beautiful reminders of earlier times. listening: summer songs reading: a year between friends
Packing – Travel List. Simple and effective. Easy to use and create lists for different types of trips, it’s got customisable presets, organised by category to get started with. (» iPhone only) Budgeting – Trip Wallet. When Nic and I came back to New Zealand for a 3-month holiday in 2010, I tried a number […]
I have become the default camera assessor at the local SPCA where I volunteer, so i often come home with three or four donated cameras to test out. I had three on tuesday, two of which were little digital pocket cameras that were both busted and destined for scrap. The third is a super-sexy Pentax ME with two lenses: a 50mm and a […]
a few months ago, these pay-to-view binoculars appeared at the top of the walkway down to little palm beach from cory road. they look down on mawhitipana bay and out towards coromandel and great barrier island (neither of which are visible on this particular day). also located in about four other spots on the island, there’s a few residents who […]
i’ve never met a horse i didn’t love.