A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

The one with the end of year story.

It’s true, the end of a year, and what a year, just like all the others but different. I’m away on holiday writing this, and the beer offering is green … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #10

Took the camera on the stroll around the point at Mataragi. It was low tide and it’s somewhat more accessible. It’s getting more popular too which isn’t a bad thing. … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #9

I write this the day after the day before. Yesterday, the weather was average, cold and a bit showery.  But I was made to go for some exercise with MrsPdubyah, … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #8

The New Years Eve edition, that was. The new thing is fireworks we discovered at variously 11:58, 11:59, midnight, 12:01 and all the way through to 12:20. Extremely loud fireworks. … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #4

Still not quite at the beach, but ’tis the day before christmas. 8:45 MrsPdubyah sends me a text, she has to work today, at the local mall. Text reads “Car … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #3

The weather forecast says that it’ll be rain on 25th, this isn’t in the plan. This will mean that we’re inside, instead of outside in the sun. This could mean … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #2

The one where we’re not actually at he beach yet…… This is the one about the bit before the bit about christmas day, and the preparation and planning. Today, Saturday … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #1

I’m lucky enough for there to be a beach house in the family trust that I get to visit frequently. The parents are there a lot, almost permanently in the summer … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Holiday with the ‘folks’

We’re lucky enough to enjoy a beach house. We’re lucky enough to have ‘Christmas‘ in the summer months, being as how it’s New Zealand and it’s all the other way … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Entertainment

I laughed out aloud when I discovered what televisual delights were available to entertain. This would have been after you’d opened your science kit and played with the magnet and iron … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Dinner

Since I moved from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern (England to New Zealand) I’ve always struggled with the concept of  Santa, Trees, Snow, and the “full’ Christmas dinner. There … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Festive Treats

There were things that were only ever seen in our house for one month a year. Fleeting things enjoyed because of their rarity in some instances. The Treats. As well … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Festive Drinks

One of the things that I remember from Christmas was the abundance of things. The seasonal drinks cupboard got topped up. There were 4 standout things that were brought into the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Tree

This year might be the year when we don’t have a traditional tree decoration at home. By decoration I mean a tree with things on it. As a child the … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – Secret Santa

It’s that time again, we spend 10 months hoping it gets here, one month preparing and then the whole of December questioning the sense of it all. I’m going to … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Christmas comes but once a year- but the internet pictures are forever

These arrived in an email and are variously hilarious and  horrifying. So without any other comment

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Christmas – the one the day after

Well that was a bit of a thing. Christmas at home instead of at the beach house. Cocktails – we’d best not talk too much about those, the Cosmopolitans were … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Christmas – the lead up to the big day – part the second – the one with the words

Christmas Shopping The food – There appears to be an extraordinary amount of items on the food shopping list. From potato chips/crisps to Maple Syrup and Apricot Marmalade for the Glaze on the … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Christmas – the lead up to the big day.

< You’ll have to imagine what I wrote here – since because it’s a computer it somehow never made it through>

December 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

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