I think I was fourteen before the physics of levers and fulcrums was presented to me at school. At the time I was puzzled that everyone didn’t know this stuff already. After all, which kid did not have extensive experience of seesaws, often shared with people of a different size? I decided to try this […]
After an epic moving weekend, we have now had nearly two whole weeks in our new house. Moving was a mission with rain and unexpected amounts of stuff to move – including my container garden. Simon, Nick, Jonno, Ed, Jane and I were legendary. The peak moment for me was following my native shelter-belt container […]
Hey, Martin Woohoo! Your blog rocks! It’s such fun to get such a ringside seat in your adventures. Just yesterday, Elsie was asking me if they raise Tower Bridge while cars are on it. I boldly guessed no. Quelle domage that the album doesn’t work. Ihug – ptooey! I’ll see what I can do to […]
Tonight the album features our new home to be (not with our furniture, right?) at 466A Durham St North. One block from Bealey Ave, 20 minutes walk to the Square, ten to the nearest cluster of cafes. Features from “critical” include quiet street, cat ok, dishwasher, bath, good sun, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, character (well […]
Here is cousin Cam’s Turf Equipment site. Go, Cam. Damn good for a first website. Leslie has the cool Dressupasaurus where you can buy groovy animal suits for kids. And here is Karl’s Cactuslab.
Elsie finally persuaded me to watch Shrek. As Doc said: No, I’m sure of it…
Here are some pictures of the folks descended from Jane’s grandfather Laurence Kirk.
Ah Martin, how cool you are blogging your OE. Great to hear tales of London. Reminds me of being ten and touring the tube, when you could. Happy Travels!
A restul and enjoyable Queen’s Birthday weeekend at the fantastatic Hinewai Reserve. Jane, Dan, Elsie, Anja, Ed and Aaron stayed in the Otanerito Homestead. It’s comfortable, well set up and huge. The Reserve is magnificent with native bush regenerating up through gorse that it then strangles. Got to have one good walk – to Whakamate […]
Jane draped the place in pink and white streamers and cooked lovely indian for friday nite i like being a foursome to share celebration and jane has talents that i lack for creating occasion after hockey, we shopped Elsie up an outfit and spent the same on pants for Ed then we had Stephanie, Emma […]