May 9, 2016


15April - Autumn and Spring

April 14, 2016

This morning it is a crisp Autumnal Day here in Christchurch, and I reflected on what it must be like on the other side of the world as they start to move into Spring


“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


As a young man I attended Boarding school on the North Yorkshire Moors. The school terms were neatly sectioned to semi- mirror the seasons, A short and exciting summer term, full of the promise of a long school break, a long Autumn term, spi...

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The case of the Dripping Tap

April 13, 2016

The case of the dripping tap

As many of you will know I have a large well laid out garden. This has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with the foresight of the previous owners. One of the very clever things that they did was to place water taps at various points in the garden so that watering would be a breeze.

About two years ago I noticed one of the taps would occasionally leak. Well, leak isn't quite the word; it was more of a very light drip. This was a problem so I ignored it...

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13 April

April 12, 2016

Things I learned from Renovating a Home

Lesson 1 : Don’t!

Recently my wife and I bought a home. It is a nice little house in a nice area and it means that we have some security. The house was built in the 1970’s and is a good solid New Zealand built home that was sadly still stuck firmly in the past. Nothing much had been done to it in the last 4 decades.

We had mustard carpet that had once been shag pile and was now thread bare. We had wood and glass sliding doors to separate rooms fr...

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September 3, 2015
I have been an on and off yogi for several years, and the last month I have found I am more and more attracted to developing some proficiency in this area . I hope to do a 200 hour teacher training course soon and then start teaching 
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7 June

June 7, 2015
Thought I would restart my blog
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