Tag Archives: New Zealand

Kia Ora day ten – having a deco at Napier

Hands up how many of you have heard of Napier? Can you place it in New Zealand? And why was it a must visit on my itinerary?   As with so much in the middle section of NZ the seismic activity … Continue reading

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Kia Ora days eight and nine – trails and tribe’jubilations

Kia Ora said our guide/driver followed by hey and several other Maori words. Maori means life force and boy did he have that. Fr’instnce on the way back to Central Rotorua he had us singing ‘She’ll be coming round the mountain’ … Continue reading

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Kia Ora: Day eight – and there shall be a day of rest.

Hmm, would someone tell the Lawyer please? I know I know. I’m lucky to be his companion. I’m only too aware that he asked all 917 ‘friends’ on facebook if they’d go with him. He even put a card in … Continue reading

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Contrasting fortunes

Charli Mills continues to prompt us with a range of difficulties to overcome in our flash fiction. November 26, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using two objects, people or ideas that don’t go … Continue reading

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Kia Ora days three and four: a walk in the woods

Everyone we asked, when we said we were going to New Zealand, said ‘You must go to the South Island’. When we said we were going to visit both that said ‘Ah yes but spend most time in the South’. … Continue reading

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Kia-Ora days one and two glass bridges and a prickly pair

We made it. Me from London via Singapore and the Lawyer via LA and Tahiti from Lima. I brought us a mascot. We’re a wee bit dozy so decided on a walk around the Quay area. We found the university … Continue reading

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Another Millstone – Post Number 200

At my law firm we did annual appraisals. Of course we did. We were market leaders, a state of the art law firm. Even as far back as 1980. As a young associate solicitor I had my first in 1981. It … Continue reading

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