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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 – #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 – #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

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

Stunned into a mumbled mess.

I’ve been a “Manager” of people for a few years. On reflection a lot of people. Some days it’s like herding cats.  If you manage people you’ll get what I … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 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

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

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

Two Funerals and a wondering

To be honest it’s been a few funerals,  but specifically I’m thrown off by axis by one of which was this week, the other from 1988. This week the funeral … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

I have a friend who’s very religious

A JW, who is convinced that he’s one of the 144,000 or whatever number it is. Don’t ask me how he can be, that door closed long ago. But you know … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · 4 Comments

We are guests at the beach house.

I’m lucky enough to have in-laws who invested in a beach property many years ago. It’s a lovely place, built in the traditional way, it’s weatherboard and tin roof, built … Continue reading

August 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

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