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Restaurant Critic #6 – The Foodstore – Auckland Viaduct

Occasionally I get the opportunity to be taken out to dinner, for work purposes. Happened that this happened on Tuesday this week.  We’de been sitting in the SkySport bar Grill … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 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

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 – #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

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

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

The Gentleman’s Fishing Club – October 2013

The Seahorse Kontiki torpedo has been in the shop for maintenance. Had new deeper rudder fitted, and had the wiring replaced as well as the batteries. Does not seem to … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer at the beach house (Bach) Yeastie Boys + Firestone Walker + Panhead – Englebert Pumpernickel

Yes indeed a collaboration between the nice people at Yeastie Boys + Firestone Walker + Panhead , to bring you the Englebert Pumpernickel. A ridiculously pale beer with an immense … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

4th Annual Rings Beach Food and Drink Festival

The 4th Annual Rings Beach, Coromandel, Food and Drink Festival, Saturday January 26th. A new beach tradition, originally started to honour a birthday, has now taken a life of it’s … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

January started with a hiss and a roar

It seems that January has  started with a hiss and roar. New Years day morning (just after midnight) the Father taxi to recover Daughter from the Police Station where she is … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gentleman’s Fishing Club Summer 2012

The SeaHorse Kontiki got a work out today. This is the Electric powered Long Line Setting device. Allows you to set upto 25 baited hooks from the comfort of the … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 1 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

Big Night In!

It’s the festive season, when workplace parties begin to kick in, and tonight I find myself with the prospect of being home alone.  MrsPdubyah is off the “Foodstore” down on … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Restaurant Critic #3 – The Ponsonby Belgium Beer Cafe

The Ponsonby Belgium Beer Cafe was the venue for the big night out, MrsPdubyah and me, and another couple decided to have a bit of a thing, Not withstanding that … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bit of a mistake – Shopping at Farro

I don’t know what came over me, but I went to Farro Fresh, for no reason other than that they do have the  Over the Moon – Triple Cream Brie … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The one where I pretend to be a Chef

I like food. A lot. I like a lot of food. I like to try new things when I eat out, having the belief that there wouldn’t be anything on … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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