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Dispatch 4.9.1: The Generosity of Friends

Our plans last weekend would not have happened without connections to friends who made wonderful opportunities available to us. We spent Saturday to Monday in Hawea (pronounced Haw-wear), a tranquil lakefront community (pop. 839 more words

NaPoWriMo - an excuse to write #1

I figured its a bit late to start the whole NaPoWriMo thing properly but, since I am feeling a bit like a loose end, I want to still aim to write a poem a day from now on until the end of… 160 more words


How to Win Training Camp a debrief

Last weekend I held my my first training camp, a business project that has been in the back of my mind for a few years now and has finally come to fruition. 627 more words

James Williamson

A Sticky Adventure: Vela Vineyard Harvest

Screw continuity, I’m behind on writing about the regions I’ve visited, I’ll get there but for now just know that I am in Central Otago and have just finished one week of harvesting the Vela Vineyard, a 25 hectare plot between Wanaka and Cromwell devoted to Pinot Noir. 469 more words

Vino And Other Moist Delicacies

The Central Otago Rail Trail

Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland region, also it’s the hottest, coldest and driest. Furthermore, it’s a region with a magnificent natural and historic wealth, distinguished by its expansive desert landscapes with orchards, vineyards, blue lakes, high mountains and wild river gorges, its distinctive heritage and NZ first rail trail; The Otago Central Railway, branched from the South Island Main Trunk, just South of Dunedin, and ran through Middlemarch, Ranfurly, Omakau and Alexandra to Cromwell in the heart of Central Otago, 235 kilometres from the Junction. 1,048 more words


Straight to the Pool Room – March 2014

We received some cracking gifts of wine at our housewarming. Thanks friends!

I also bought a couple of trophy winners:

Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Noir 1993 – gift from MH… 94 more words

The journey

Just when I thought I may have tapped out my personal abilities in running, this past weekend surpassed those thoughts by a long shot.

The mid week leading up to race day went smoothly with only one large bout of ‘have I prepared myself well enough for this’ nerves. 1,388 more words