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Archive for January, 2012

And In News Elsewhere… —

…two things that caught my eye. I am slowly working through the shorts films that make up Ed’s Story.  Ed Dobson is a pastor who is recording his reflections on living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.  These include gentle yet enlightening insights on hope, healing and forgiveness and more besides. For […]

The Feds are in town! —

A day of variety.  Awoke to learn that we seem to have some naughty neighbours.  After a quick tea, hooked up and checked over our trailer before taking it to the vehicle inspection station for its periodic WOF. Took a bunch of stuff to read as the queue is always a long one on Saturdays.  Upon […]

Chinese Roulette —

Contrary to what it might seem, this is not a photo of conditions on either of the listing ships making the news recently. Rather, it is a picture of my good friend and fellow blogger Dave Funkypancake during one of our regular lunches, during which we catch up on family news and plan great things. […]

Bach to the future —

Through the love and generosity of good friends, we have been blessed to be able to spend the last few days in their family bach on the Hibiscus Coast.  In the spirit of many a Kiwi holiday home, it is only 45 minutes away from where we live but just 100m from a great beach, so […]

North by North West —

On Wednesday, I spent an enjoyable few hours cycling the North West Cycle Route end-to-end and back again shadowing, as I did, part of the route I commute along to my office. Along the way, I met and chatted to a few folks and I enjoyed getting new perspectives on the journey. Graffiti in Point Chevalier Newton […]

The unplanned planner —

On occasion, like when I’m on holiday like now, I leave things until the last minute and, just sometimes, it actually works in your favour. A few years back, I had a great page-a-day daily planner that had daily Scripture verses, devotional thoughts and a whole bunch more stuff (even a reading plan) bound up […]

New Year News —

Having booked a couple of weeks off, we had hoped for a relatively relaxed Christmas. We had a great Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, spending them with my friend John, Sean and John and their families respectively, however a few family dramas both here and in the UK took some of the shine off. […]