Mum’s birthday and driving north

Our final day in Timaru and the main reason we’d come down, Mum’s birthday. The morning was spent preparing food and getting everything ready for brunch as a bevy of family arrived. There were copious pancakes and croissants, fruit and Christmas mince pies. And then it was time for a Read more…

By brendon, ago
Babies & Children

The 1st Birthday Party

Alayna is one in a couple of days and today we held a small birthday party. We had family and a few friends around to celebrate. Alayna had a wonderful day full of play, presents and happy interaction with lots of people. I’m pretty sure that Alayna won’t need any Read more…

By brendon, ago

Happy 78th Birthday

Today is my fathers birthday, a sprightly 78 years old. We went out for dinner to Black Olive in Petone (wonderful Turkish food, brought back great memories of dinning at Bakko in Muswell Hill) followed by a walk along the pier on the Petone foreshore. Photo by Brendon & Keryn Read more…

By brendon, ago

Castlepoint photography weekend

In a rather strange decision we spent Keryn’s birthday weekend at Castlepoint. It was strange because Keryn made the choice (I wasn’t complaining) to take part in a Wellington Photography Meetup Group overnight photography trip, so we’d be spending the weekend with a bunch of people we hadn’t met previously. Read more…

By brendon, ago
Concerts & Festivals

Thirty Six

My birth day was an event filled day. After opening a few presents we drove to Petone and spent a short time wandering the Petone Fair stalls we caught up with Sam and Jules and their friend Emma over a drink. From Petone it was north to Harcourt Park in Read more…

By brendon, ago

Day 83 : Huacachina to Nazca

The drive today was short, a mere three hours inland to Nazca. The landscape was desert all the way though the large sand dunes slowly disappeared to give us a more arid and flat landscape of white sands and dust. There was the odd area of green, irrigation providing farming Read more…

By brendon, ago

Day 17 : Playa del Carmen

The mornings just seemed to be getting earlier and earlier. We had to be over at the Blue Angel dive shop on Cozumel so Keryn could do a refresher dive at 8am. Unfortunately there was no 7am ferry so we had to get the 6am departure so we were walking Read more…

By brendon, ago

Keryn’s Birthday

It’s Keryn’s birthday today, so we’re going out for dinner somewhere tonight. Other than that there’s not much to say. We went and saw the Thames Barrier close on Sunday morning, which wasn’t that exciting really, but it was interesting. We’ll have photos of it in the next year or Read more…

By Brendon Doran, ago