Monday, 31 December 2007's that same old cliche, where has the year gone, and again it's true. A hectic year comes to a close, as fast as it descends into the time line of history, 2008 springs out in all it's youth and gives us the opportunity to refresh our resolutions and relish in excitement of what is to come. Happy New Year everyone, be safe, take care and massif hugs to you all.

Now playing: Ray Charles - Don't Put All Your Dreams In One Basket

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Clark Island, Whangamata. The clouds folded over the ranges and down across the coast late in the day casting ever changing shadows over the landscape. The weather is sublime and the sea has a welcoming warmth. The summer is truly giving its all. I guess New Years will be the true tester!

Now playing: Sarah Vaughan - East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon (Sophisticated Mix)

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Boxing Day Cricket at Eden Park. New Zealand vs. Bangladesh. NZ, finally, having a comfortable win after a very lack luster season so far. Fingers crossed for the forthcoming tour by England!

Merry Christmas to you all, where ever you may have enjoyed the spirit of giving and lolly eating and may the holiday season bring you plenty of well earned rest.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Singapore Metro, 2003.

Santa Claus is coming..........soon!

Now playing: Nick Warren - Live at Lush

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Florence, Italy, 2002.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Mt Sinai, Egypt, 2003.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Paris Metro, 2003.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Canary Wharf, London 2003

Summer has finally blessed us with a sprinkling of watery essence from the skies. After seven odd weeks of sun, blistering hot sun, sun that melts the stone chip through thick thick oozing tar, rendering all life null and void out of the once grassy paddocks and parching the earth, bleaching the scape a desert like yellow. A small lapse in the meteorological system has bathed the thirsty environs in a liquidy layer of life juice. A liquid that brings a healthy glow back to the undulating hills and mountainous ranges in the distance. One that will expire soon and the lapse will once again go back from whence it came. A belated welcome to the first month of the summer season and impending Christmas craziness.

And on a separate note, the last few weeks have seen a great many
genres tickle my eardrum skins, and one that's stuck out at the moment is Zimpala. Gorgeous.

Now playing: Kurt Maloo - The Captain Of Her Heart

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Now playing: Baron - Decade

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Monday, 19 November 2007

Rated 27th in the world and in the top 10 outside of the United States, I have finally circumnavigated the Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, with the weather perfect and slight warm sea breeze blowing in, playing golf or not doesn't really matter when all you want to do is bathe in such a spectacularly stunning place. This place is a must visit. Check out the course as well as the lodge which opened last week. Chur!!!

Now playing: Paul van Dyk - White Lies (Feat. Jessica Sutta) :o)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Monday, 12 November 2007

After a crazy number of days of fabulicious weather, the horizon looked grim late afternoon, with an imminent liquid downpour ready to pounce! But alas, the morning dawned to clear skies and another scorcher. Good weather does exist in this fair land, just not in Auckland! Haha. Not that I can laugh, I will be home sooner that not.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Sunday, 4 November 2007


Thursday, 1 November 2007

I see there are some cheap deals going at Club Med - Noumea at the moment!!!

Now playing: Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Prey tell me who decided to give us the 9 to 5 working day, and then decided it was worth celebrating, giving me the chance to drink myself stupid 3 days in a row to make me feel as munted as I am now? Whoever it is......shame on you!

Now playing: Roisin Murphy - Crybaby

Monday, 22 October 2007

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Sunday, 14 October 2007

New Caledonia, put simply...... sublime! The Ile de Pins is defiantly the jewel of the Pacific. Quite unlike anything I've experienced before. The sand can only be described like flour in shade and texture, the water warm and translucent as if it had just fallen from the tropical skies and the aquatic life is.....friggin unbelievable. I am still flabbergasted and excited that there are still places on earth that are still true and 'almost' untouched by mans sticky fingers.

Now playing: DJ Tiesto - In Search Of Sunrise 6 Ibiza

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Monday, 1 October 2007

Sunday, 30 September 2007

September is done and dusted. Friggin heck!!! 5 days till normality...

Now playing: Jody Wisternoff - August 2007 Way Out There

Saturday, 29 September 2007

FINALLY, made it to Cape Kidnappers proper. Enjoyed the view of the Hawkes Bay on a truly stunning day and sat next to, literally, the Gannets that roost atop the Cape. The noise and mayhem the birds expel is quiet something. The ungainly way they stumble off the cliff and semi crash land into the nesting colony is amusingly entertaining. Once airbourne, they command the skies, circling and diving into the deep blue seas below. A must see....

Now playing: Matisyahu - King Without a Crown

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Homeward bound in 9 days. Yipee kai a.......!

Now playing: Roz White - A Little More Love

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Well it looks like my time here in the Hawkes Bay is coming to a close, The lights are dimming, the cats been put outside, the milk delivery suspended, the paper diverted, the moth balls distributed and the wind up begins. My life in the past few months has been somewhat chaotic and turbulent. Time for normality and a sense of homeyness needs to prevail. Looking forward to the next few weeks in getting ready to go to New Caledonia and finally making it home....YAY!!!

Now playing: Cristian Paduraru - Deep In Dub Theme

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Saturday saw Ohakune smothered in thick misty cloud and intermittent periods of light rain scuffling between the buildings and trees. The mountain was hidden somewhere in the murk, the report for the slopes was all go, but the drive up the Turoa road seemed to show a different theme for the day. Arriving at Turoa base, the throngs of people were streaming onto the chair lifts and up into god knows what! As I grabbed all my rental gear and readied myself for a day of pain, the clouds split, the mountain unleashed all its beauty and the sun beat down hard on the thin base of snow. It was perfect! Although the snow seemed light, the snow machines and groomers had been working overtime to create a winter paradise for the masses. My success was lasting the day and wondering how the hell it was possible to ski the steep slopes at the top let alone the beginners slopes in which I spent the majority of my time picking myself up from. 4pm saw the close of the field and the curtains close on the mountain once again, as if it was in a play at the theatre. A truly magical experience and one I wish to partake in again soon.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Friday night in Ohakune, the precursor to the inevitable hangover in the morning!!! Cheers.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Friday, 31 August 2007

It's a fond farewell to yet another month. Before you know it, 2007 will be done and dusted. SHIT!!!

Now playing: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti - 02 - Bron Yr Aur

Thursday, 30 August 2007

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

It's been seven years in the making, the bright white of the lunar surface is transformed into a blood red orb as the earth throws its shadow over the alien surface above. And so, the eclipse will lie dormant for another seven years until the perfect alignment of the orbiting spheres is re-enacted like so many times before.