Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Jewel in the Crown

November 5, 2008 by  
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As we hit the Expressway outside of Huntly and travel passed Ohinewai, a shift occurs, subtle to begin with but just enough to cue me into small changes that are taking place. Approaching Rangiriri it would be easy to just keep travelling at pace and remain oblivious to the surrounds but I know there’s a

Green Prepay Petrol Monsters

October 31, 2008 by  
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Our first real stop toward the North was near Wairakei whereupon I met the green prepay petrol monsters that are BP Service stations (we were to meet a number of them along the way). You know I have this thing about customer service right, well this was so awful, why


October 29, 2008 by  
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Travelling up north again after all these years of being away my eyes feel fresh, eager to see and vociferously guzzle in the sights. I feel like I’ve been in a desert these past few years, the backside of it! I’m going to Haranui, to the marae of my great great grandmother Moewaka Jane, I’d […]

Round the Bend

October 8, 2008 by  
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Sometimes we never see the bend in the road (particularly when it’s dark) until we’re on it. “Modern roads feature a convex transverse profile known as superelevation or a camber. This camber is designed to allow water to drain away from


August 5, 2008 by  
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Have you ever been travelling so much that you wake up the next morning wondering where on earth you are? I mean you remember the bit where you understand that you’ve been travelling for what feels like

Promises Promises

July 10, 2008 by  
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The thing about having and showing so much promise is that at some point in time we have to front up with the goods. Is that a truism or what?

Brighten My Day

June 7, 2008 by  
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Do you have a maroon umbrella story? I do. It would be truly unbelievable if I didn’t have the umbrella to show for it all these years later. But I do. I thought you might like this short story. I remembered it during my walk today, under my maroon umbrella. It made me smile.