Photo of the day – 084

Photo of the day – 084

Dinner at our friend Jo’s – always a very serious affair We don’t have too many New Zealand friends in Britain – so it’s nice to sometimes just hang out and just be kiwis. It was a very sensible and polite dinner party, and in no way were...
Looking for a place to live

Looking for a place to live

Nothing fancy, you understand… (Photo by R.Duran) We’re moving house. Or at least – we’d like to. And not far either. The area we live is pretty much spot on for us right now. It’s just that all of the little niggly things about the house...
Photo of the day – 073

Photo of the day – 073

Sunday ritual: pint of lager, salt and vinegar crisps and crushing defeat Jake and I have kind of made Sunday afternoon at the local pub for a pint and a game of chess our regular thing. Normally, Jake can beat me at chess pretty easily – but over the last three...
Photo of the day – 071

Photo of the day – 071

Jake gets busy with the hand blender Jake decided to start doing some baking this evening. I suspect it’ll be lamingtons. This is to be...
What I did on my holidays

What I did on my holidays

I talked to the animals, for a start… In case you missed it, I’ve spent the whole of the month of February on holiday. It’s been brilliant. I haven’t had time off work like that since… well, I can’t actually remember having had time...
Photo of the day – 057

Photo of the day – 057

The advantage of having actually learned things out of books Sometimes Jake comes home from school and wants to talk about what he’s been learning. Sometimes I get the feeling that he enjoys knowing more stuff about some things than I do, and he likes the...