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Birthday surprise

For my birthday, D.C. gave me (us) the chance to take part in a Sunset and Night Phototour. http://www.aucklanddaytours.co.nz/auckland-night-time-photo-tour.php. This necessitated an unexpected trip to Auckland, with the unusual luggage addition of a tripod, but it was worth it. (I … Continue reading

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My new toy

Paid for today. Name to be decided.

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Scooting home

I tried to post this last night, but for some reason WordPress, or maybe Firefox, wouldn’t let me. Tonight I’m (sadly) using Microsoft Edge. Fingers crossed it works. I’ll say one thing. The Grand Mercure is a hang of a … Continue reading

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Unwinding ourselves

It wasn’t such a rush this morning, but we went down for breakfast – in the Ruapehu Room. There were various fruits available, bacon, scrambled eggs, fried tomatoes, sausages, hash browns, hot cakes, pancakes, mushrooms, baked beans, pastries – small … Continue reading

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Spiralling to the Chateau

I didn’t get much sleep last night. I got up soon after putting the light out to turn the air conditioner on. They had it at 16˚, which I thought sounded a bit cold, so I turned it up to … Continue reading

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Chateau Grand Mercure

I know, that’s not a very exciting heading, but I haven’t had time prior to this to try to get this entry into my blog sorted. I’ve been too busy with trying to create this year’s Christmas card (fail, so … Continue reading

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The Weta Workshop – Thunderbirds are Go Experience

Behind the doors of a top secret base on a South Pacific Island…  A short note: As I’ve used a number of Maori words in this report, I will try to give you some idea of how to pronounce them. … Continue reading

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