Category Archives: diary

A day of celebration.

This day 26 years ago Ailsa and I got married. 22 years and 3 days ago the title for this house changed into our name (with a mortgage, which has been gone a couple of years). Today is a special … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone.

7 Minutes to midnight here in Kaikoura. 2017 draws rapidly to a close. Very best wishes to all. Arohanui Ted

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Near miss car accident in January

Thoughts on a near miss accident earlier this year I mentioned in Laurie’s “A Heavy Load” post earlier this year (Tuesday 31st Jan) that Ailsa and I were almost killed returning home from Jewelia’s 21st in Wellington. The alarm went … Continue reading

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Hardest thing done

June 13-17, ’17 ~QofDay~ Hardest Thing Which is the hardest thing you had to do and why? A really challenging question. How to judge the many different dimensions of hard against each other? One really difficult thing was killing a … Continue reading

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What did 2016 bring

Dec. 27-31,’16 ~QofDay~ Year 2016 What did the year 2016 bring to you? A very full, very mixed year for me. Two friends died of cancer, another from heart failure. My favourite vehicle (my Hilux) died, as did our fridge, … Continue reading

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Everyone OK on Maui Street.

For anyone concerned – we are all fine on Maui Street at present. Remarkably little damage at this stage. A but more info on my Facebook page. Hopefully will have regular Internet access in a few days – more info … Continue reading

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Today the 6th anniversary

Today is 6 years since being given the terminal cancer diagnosis, and being told I had a 2% chance of surviving 2 years, and sent home with a file note “palliative care only”. That must put me close to the … Continue reading

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Cancer cured ! ?

Today is 15th March 2016. It is 5 years since Chris Henry cut the last small tumour out of my shoulder. The cancer industry has this weird definition that even if you still have cancer tumours, if you are alive … Continue reading

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I made it onto TV news last night

I made it onto TV news last night! They condensed a 15 minute conversation into 2 ten second sound bites, and made one statement that is questionable, but otherwise it came out ok. I start t 1:27 into the clip. … Continue reading

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Climate change letter

Preparing New Zealand for rising seas – Certainty and uncertainty email to Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on her report above – sent 14/1/16 Hi Jan, I find your report interesting, and it seems to contain many … Continue reading

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