Category Archives: Travel

Still obsessed! The Obsidian 2010

The boxes arrived last week, three of them, shipped all the way from Onetangi, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. 36 bottles of Kiwi nectar, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, direct from the Obsidian vineyard. Made with love, the product of much … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – what a journey!

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I cannot believe that the journey is almost at an end. In no time we will be back at Eden Park for the final game, New Zealand v France, the cumulation of seven weeks rugby, some good, some not so … Continue reading

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Goldwater Merlot – Waiheke?

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It has been raining for the last few days on Waiheke. Elsewhere too by all accounts. Last night the rains reached storm proportions, and, for the first time, sat on the deck as I write, we can hear the waves … Continue reading

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Auckland to Christchurch – a different world

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Julie and I are back on Waiheke Island, having flown from Christchurch yesterday. Our road trip took us via Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Hokitika and finally Christchurch. The weather was very changeable, cloudless skies one day, bucketting with rain the … Continue reading

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RWC 2011 – just about to begin!

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Last weekend, John and I managed three games, SA/Samoa, England/Scotland, and Wales/Fiji. In my view three of those teams will be contesting the semi finals, the other, of course, will be the AB’s. But first, Saturday night. Well, to be … Continue reading

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Man O’War, Valhalla – heaven indeed

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The island of Waiheke lies in the Hauraki Gulf, a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland across the Tamaki Strait. The views from the island back to Auckland to the west, and the Coromandel to the east are stunning. There are very few … Continue reading

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