Category Archives: Away

Ah, that’s better…

Thought I was in a Foreign Country for a bit, but I got blown a few yards down the road yesterday evening and this morning was cool, wet and dreary. That’s more like it. Ta, Welly… Advertisements

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So this is Wellie…

Wellington invariably disappoints. Cam says how great it is to have breakfast at the Maranui Surf Club and watch the breakers crashing in. Yeah right Millpond. @davidslack says he “sometimes gets the feeling landing at Wellington …of being followed by … Continue reading

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Flip Clogs

Around here, folks reckon that Jandals (Japanese Sandals…) were the world’s first flip-flops. Punching above our weight and all that…. (It was actually a Frenchman who invented them, a Monsieur Phillope. Phillipe Phillope.) Which has nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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Crime wave

Call in at the excellent Shiloh the blue shop cafe in Havelock (on the way to Blenheim) and you’re likely to get mugged…..

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Rituals

Or. I miss Siegfried. Siegried was our neighbour and good friend across the road for nigh on 40 years. We were once mistaken for father and son at the local supermarket. Pleased us both no end. He passed away in … Continue reading

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Hanging out with Santa

Young friend Yin pointed me in the direction of the Central Embassy mall, built on the grounds of the old British Embassy on Wireless Rd. Pretty flash joint with Pucci and Grada or whatever they’re called, but not a patch … Continue reading

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For the capital of a Buddhist nation…

Bangkok really does some shit-hot Chrissie decorations. (No wonder it’s so hot here, what with all those light bulbs…)

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