Category Archives: Social

November 8, 2014 … sunshine in the city and speeches at the convention

The brevity regime is still in force. Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and former colleague from university. On the way there, “the Beehive”, inspired if not actually designed by the architect, Sir Basil Spence was in front of … Continue reading

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March 14, 2014 … old friends and stately buildings

Old friends in town  from far-away places are a sufficient excuse for a trip to the city. My friend Yogesh lives and works in Basel, but occasionally comes home. When we worked in the dairy industry, all those years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Children, Food, harbour, Petone, Social, Weather, Wellington | 4 Comments

December 7, 2013 … on the green before the storm

Oh woe, oh misery! Now I am getting in a tangle and though I am taking the images each day, I am not doing them justice and I am not getting them out on time.  My excuse is that I … Continue reading

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November 19, 2013 … white ribbon special

Being surrounded by scary looking people with shaggy beards, dark glasses, helmets, heavy boots and black leathers with “gang patches” can be intimidating. Not these guys. Though they had all the trappings of gang culture, and huge noisy motorbikes, they … Continue reading

Posted in Machinery, Silverstream, Social, Trentham, Upper Hutt, Vehicles | 3 Comments

November 8, 2013 … grand ceremonies

An official opening of a new facility, Cooper Cottage, at the local hospice occupied most of my time yesterday. After an old cottage was demolished as an earthquake risk, a new cottage has been built to provide working spaces for … Continue reading

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October 3, 2013 … colour in the gardens

On Saturday I shall have the privilege of leading a photowalk. It is one of 1,231 photowalks involving 26,206 walkers around the world. Organised by well known American photographer and educator Scott Kelby, each walk is limited to 50 registered … Continue reading

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June 11, 2013 … mud and feathers

Routine is no bad thing. I must get one sometime.  Much of yesterday was spent processing images from the Wairarapa trip over the weekend. Mary was still away (must remember to go to the airport  to collect her this afternoon), … Continue reading

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