New year, old habit

The first day of 2013 and I did something I haven’t done in a long time, baked some pin-wheel scones. They were nice and tasty, and as easy to make as I remembered. Maybe there will be more baking in the year ahead. Photo by Brendon & Keryn Fresh out of the oven. Photo by […]

Santa Sack Fight 2012

Please excuse the poor poor poetry ;) Twas three days from Christmas on a grey afternoon, Wellingtonians were out shopping for gifts, all unaware, a surprise was in store, the strangest sight to be seen, 100 Santa were in town, and soon all would stare. Meeting in quiet corners, dressing in secret, These Santa had […]

The last weekday off shift

I start a new role at work today (don’t worry, this was written a few days ago, I am working) and am no longer working shifts, moving back to the good old 9-5 working week. Before I was part of the shift team performing a support role for a number of contracts held by HP. […]

Drown the Gown, Wairarapa edition

Saturday was an interesting day. I drove from Porirua to Greytown in the Wairarapa for a rendezvous with a number of other photographers and seven lovely ladies. The plan was to spend the day taking photos of the woman who would be dressed in wedding gowns and as the day progressed most of the gowns […]

10 days to go…

The marketing machine behind the Hobbit premier in Wellington is kicking into high gear and today a new sculpture was unveiled on the front of the Embassy Theatre. Gandalf now proudly stands in front of a certain hobbits home, tapping on his door and awaiting a reply. There is also a new hobbit themed baggage […]

Wellywalks

There have been some new meetup groups Keryn and I have joined over the last few months. One of them is Wellywalks, a walking group which came about through the desire of some Adventure Wellington members to have scheduled walks for those who want to walk at a more sedate pace and spend some time […]

A photography course

A week ago I took part in a photography course organised through the Wellington Photography Meetup group. Local Wellington photographer Andy Tan of Flashpop Photography had offered to show a number of us some posing and portraiture basics and so it was that five of us arrived ready to learn. We had four hours during […]

The Hobbit is coming…

Wellington is gearing up for the World premier of the first Hobbit movie. Screening at the Embassy (and a number of other cinemas to cater for the large number of important people, media and other invited guests) in less than two weeks there will be a long red carpet and hopefully good weather. Around the […]

Pirates for a day

On Sunday Keryn and I took part in the Adventure Wellington Great Pirate Treasure Hunt. In teams (crews) of five we all raced around the Wellington waterfront and beyond competing in tasks to be rewarded with coins. We were part of the crew of the Gabriel along with Suzanne, Sue and our Captain Robyn. The […]

A long time between drinks

This blog hasn’t been forgotten, no matter that it’s been a few months between entries. Much of the delay can be attributed to Keryn and I buying a house and the rigmarole surrounding moving. Thankfully we’re mostly done with the moving lark, there are still a few boxes to empty and we’ve got one set […]

Ian McKellen at the Opera House

On Saturday night Keryn and I along with Catherine and Paul attended a show at the Opera House in Wellington. Sir Ian McKellen was performing a one-man show with proceeds in aid of the restoration of the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. We had dinner nearby and arrived early enough to get to our […]

Matuku-moana

Photo by Brendon & Keryn A matuku-moana (white faced heron) after a quick shake, feathers all ruffled. Just a quick one, a photo of a matuku-moana or white faced heron that was all ruffled up after a quick shake in the sun. A probable entry for next years GOPI photo competition.

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