Category Archives: diary

Did the COVID-19 pandemic lead you to redefine what you want from your work life?

Did the COVID-19 pandemic lead you to redefine what you want from your work life? [ 31/August/21 ] Not much. I am already officially retired, even though I am still running the company I started 35 years ago, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Facebook post about work on Hutton’s Shearwater colony predator proof fence.

Facebook post about work on Hutton’s Shearwater colony predator proof fence. [ 23/August/21 ] Actually this particular piece of work (about 23 hours in total) was adding screws and washers to ensure that there are no mouse sized gaps in … Continue reading

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Seasons greetings and best wishes

Wishing all people well. None of the cultural or religious paradigms I have investigated seem particularly accurate or useful in our current reality, and all are some approximation to useful, particularly in the times of our past. What seems to … Continue reading

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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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