December 27: Kiwi summer

Nothing symbolises a Kiwi Christmas and summer more than a pohutukawa flower. It’s been another stunning summer day and still enjoying the long sunny days on holiday. I finished the side path at our house today and it looks awesome with the lime chip and I’m very happy with how it turned out 🙂 We then lazed around in the sun followed by home-made pizza and cold beer on the deck. A great finish to a great day 359 🙂


December 4: Tiny Christmas tree

I don’t have my camera tonight!! We came home in a friends car last night and my camera was in the boot but I forgot to get it out when we arrived home and only realised tonight when I went to take my photo. So this photo of our little Christmas tree table decoration was taken with Mel’s pretty average Samsung point-and-shoot which is marginally better than my phone… Marginally! But anyway, it’s spreading the Christmas cheer on day 336 so that’s what it’s all about…?


November 20: Family lunch

It was hot again today so we went out to Amberly for lunch and some family time. There is a cafe there that Mel and her grandparents often go to so we had a pizza for lunch then went to see the animals that they have for kids to feed. Another great day with Mel and Brylee on day 322 😀

November 19: Spring flowers

I’m sitting here at 8:55pm and it’s still light. Not sunny but light enough to see pretty well and this makes me happy! It’s been a stunner of a day (apart from the wind) and this evening the wind died down and it got even hotter. My wife is out tonight so Brylee had her dinner then we went for a walk down to the general store to get fish and chips for dinner, watched the news, gave Brylee her bath and brushed her teeth then put her to bed.  A great finish to a great day 321 😀

November 16: Perfect wife

I got home from our game tonight just after 8pm and walked through the door to a sparkling clean house, dishes done, dinner and dessert cooked, baby bathed and in bed, and washing folded. What a lucky man I am to have such an awesome wife! I was pretty excited about the apple crumble so here is a shot of it fresh out of the oven. A great end to day 318 😀

November 12: Flying balls

We’ve got my brother staying for the weekend while the EQC is in working on their house and as always, he was keen when I needed a hand for a photo. He brought Brylee an inflatable pool complete with small coloured plastic balls for her birthday last weekend and even though it’s hers, I think we’ve been having more fun with it than her. Anything can turn into a competition with us and the latest is trying to throw these balls through the little opening on the top from a distance. The things that entertain us… Anyway, after many attempts at getting our timing right between throwing and balls and taking the photo, this is our effort for day 314 🙂

November 11: Frosted glass

This is the glass from the door to our room and it looks quite cool with the light from the lounge coming through at night… I’ve been meaning to take a photo of it for a while but keep forgetting then remembered it again when I was walking around looking for a photo tonight. Way too tired so off to bed now! Day 313 done 🙂