It’s a Road Trip: Day Two.

The Gumboot Capital of The World to the Shearing Capital  of The World via the Desert Road. That was the plan. Except we didn’t get as far as Te Kuiti. We got a bit distracted. And what distracted us was the iconic volcanoes, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe;  the two […]

It’s a road trip

Day One : Art Deco To Gumboot Capital of the World.   Instead of going troppo we’ve gone over The Annie to the Gumboot Capital of The World. Why? Because  we can. Because it’s off the beaten track. And, most importantly, it’s a road like no other. And […]

Up close and personal in Bangkok

Travel Theme: Close-Up   An early morning start, a taxi trip across town, the first and the most cramped tuk tuk ever, and we  were in the middle of this. (The we on this trip was my husband, our daughter-in-law, both our sons and myself.) The welcome was […]

This aside is a shout-out

This aside is a shout-out to my Blogging University classmates.   http://christinmcleod.wordpress.com http://svdeaner.wordpress.com http://mariabrinkley.com http://charliekb.wordpress.com http://euphoniccharity.com https://mytefladvertures.wordpress.com http://thebrixtonhousewife.com http://bobandemily.wordpress.com   Thanks to each one of you for the Liebster Award nominations.   Leo says it best:     Everyone, click on the links and go see what these […]

The Real Heroes

Our Family Roll of Honour Each one an ANZAC Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. – General George S. Patton Daniel Bodley, 21 years Shepherd Killed in Action,  15 September 1916, The Somme, WWI Son of Henry and Elizabeth Bodley, Te Pohue, […]

My Dream Reader

Zero To Hero: Assignment Six Write a letter to my dream reader, the assignment said. Include techie things you’ve never done before (my paraphrase). I thought it would be the techie bits that would be the big challenge. Spotify has had me baffled up till now. And I […]