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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 – #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

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

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

The Less of me, still it goes on

  This was the old me :  41:04 for 5Kms, back in March, and being lazy it was the first furthest back map I could find for the same 5Kms … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sporting your life vicariously – the return

MissPdubyah gave up playing Club Hockey 18 months ago, and all Hockey at the end of her time at College. Much to the despair of MrsPhil and myself. After all … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The one with the Fear and the Doubt

Fear and Doubt are two things that are personal to the ‘you’. Today I find myself in a place where I have both, and there are rare periods of time … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Things I wish I’d written #1

I was on the Spotify and I came over all a bit of this and that. And well there are a few things that you need to know and a … Continue reading

April 5, 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

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

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

The one with the dodgy kidney

I’ve been living with IgA nephropathy for since 1990 ish I saw a medical man today, (5th November) Professor Ian Simpson, about it. It’s been since 1998 since I’ve seen anyone, since I … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

The less of me – revisited

I started with the good intention, in June, the walking, for the weight loss, the general fitness, the sense of wellbeing and accomplishment , and all the good things that … Continue reading

November 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chores for Peace….

I’m on a roll with the chores today, and you know how chores can be the mundane. So in no particular order (but actually the order I did them in); … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Those Three Little Words…

Empty Nest Syndrome. MrsPdubyah was moping about the house yesterday ‘unfulfilled’ and generally mooching and moody, #1Son has allegedly left home and MrsPdubyah yesterday used some of my beer tokens … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up – the one with the leaving home.

#1 Son is about to leave the parental home and set up a love nest with this girlfriend. It’s been a while coming. As a father I’m pleased that he’s … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Unhappy Families – the one with the long lost brother.

From previous posts you might have got the impression that there was a family member shy of a family. The youngest child had mysteriously and inexplicably decided to shy away from contact with … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Growing up – the one with the frustration.

I care about my children a lot, and whilst by no means the best parent I think that between me and MrsPubyah we did an okay job. Currently #1 son … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

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