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Salmon Wellington

I thought I would attempt to make Salmon Wellington last weekend. I decided to look for an easy recipe having never done it before and knowing I will have issues wrapping the pastry over the fish. 364 more words

Wet, Windy and Wonderful Wellington

I spent the weekend visiting the sights of Wellington city including Zealandia, Te Papa, Botanical Gardens, a Cable Car trip and walks through the city streets.   118 more words

Language, laughter and a moment of reflection

Kia ora koutou!  It’s been Māori language week in Aotearoa New Zealand, giving everyone a chance to pick up a few words and practice some phrases in te reo Māori.  409 more words


July 31, 2015 ... at the water's edge

Lunch with a friend ensured that I went in the direction of the city.

Wandering around the waterfront ahead of the lunch appointment, I was sitting with a coffee at the Karaka cafe in the Wharewaka (the house built to house some ceremonial waka or maori canoes). 271 more words


Portlander (and their 2015 VWOAP pleasures...)

Things come in threes right? I’ve unexpectedly ended up at Portlander three times this week. Go figure.

And looking back, I’m feeling pleasure about all three visits. 494 more words



The East Grinstead Concert Band were thrilled to return to the wonderful Eastbourne Bandstand – one of the oldest and probably the busiest in the country.   202 more words

Infrared zoo

I’ve finally had the chance to do some experimenting with my old dslr today.  It’s a Sony A580, which I sent it off to have the inbuilt filters in front of the sensor removed.   209 more words