Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bummer....... well, kind of

Sorry girls, I'm away for a month.
A Queenstown project has come up, which means 2-3 weeks in a hotel with the rest of the mud crew, that's the bummer side - zero Rachel time.

On the plus side, the owner is sending me to his house in Italy for a week to "get a feel" of his place first, and I'm allowed to take my ski gear to Queenstown (I forgot about that bit - double lucky).

Hopefully we can catch up late July early August

Saturday, June 14, 2014

At last, a 1/2 day for myself

Wife had a 6am wakeup to study for a 2pm exam.
By 7.30am I'm up and by 8 out the door - first stop, you guessed it McDonalds Café for a morning coffee, but gave my good neighbours a good morning wave as I left the house nicely dressed, got a pleasant wave back as always

Soon after it was a visit to the Auckland Art Gallery, spoke to quite a few of the staff there, they have some art students who help out in the galleries, and some are quite cute.

TODAY is a great day

Afterwards it was time to visit the Auckland Museum to see what was new, found a natural photography display with lots of award winning images, fell in love with one showing the Northern lights over a glacial pond with stars in the background and reflected in the pond.

I took a few photos for you on this winters day.

and also in the gardens there.

Just wanted an excuse to show of my new pink bra

                    This is true freedom

Oh yes, the party was great and the beard played it's part and disappeared quicker than my hang over. Aspirin the next day was my best friend but it did mean a delay before I could give blood at my local blood bank.