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

Restaurant Critic #5 – One3One Bar Kitchen Cafe – Paeroa

We had dinner at one3one in Paeroa. 131 refers to it’s street number It was on the site of  a pub called “The Fathers Tavern” and let me tell you … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The one with the Tooth Fairy.

I found the today when I was looking for something else. It’s a note from my daughter from many years ago to the Tooth Fairy about a tooth that had … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 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

The Less of Me, December 2012 edition

13 runs for exactly 69 kilometres, I have no idea how it got the be an exact number but the OCD in me thinks this is a great success. Weight … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a 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 – #7

It’s still really nice here, weather is behaving itself by and large.  To be honest I don’t know how I haven’t got a tan going on, it’s been mostly sunny. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #6

Well here we are then. At the beach house. this is the view, well this is the view when you hold the camera up a bit higher than eye-line, but … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #5

Sunday then.  Today would be the day that we are finally getting our act together to get to the beach. It’s taken a while. MrsPdubyah just went out to get … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Restaurant Critic #4 – Flavours of India – Browns Bay

Well what an eye opener this was when we first came here. We’d been used to having Indian food take-away and Dine-in from Chand in Mairangi Bay , where the service … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a 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 Spin Bike, the Garage and the Knee

Spent a couple of hours rearranging the garage. This so ‘we’ could install the newly purchased  Spin Bike into a place we can use it. The garage door has developed an … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

I was had

I’ve been hectoring MrsPdubyah to trade-in her car for something newer, smaller, more economical. It’s a long sales cycle. There are a number of discrete stages. Suggestion. Pause for a … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

The World Tour of Taupo – The Romantic Getaway

Surprisingly I’ve been married 25 years. To celebrate this milestone MrsPdubyah and me took off for a couple of days holiday. We chose Taupo. More correctly I was told we … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Occasion of the 25th Wedding Anniversary

Eventually we were going to get there, MrsPdubyah and me. 5th November 1988, Paeroa Presbyterian Church. A date I chose, it’s a long story and I’ll scan some photo’s and … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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