Davies Family Reunion

Another successful event planned and executed! The Davies Family Reunion in Ashburton, South Island, New Zealand. Almost everybody was there, flying in from as far away as Calgary, Auckland, Wellington, and New Plymouth. What a great time, and thanks to Mike and Sue for hosting the after party on Sunday.

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Successful Corporate Retreat in NZ

Another successful corporate retreat organized by Lizzy for Dr. Cat at The Face Place in Auckland, New Zealand. Both our BBQ Night and Pancake Breakfast were a hit, with responsible portioning, no food was wasted or left over! Flapper’s night catered dinner and party to relax the talented crew (dance playlist by David). Hard work […]

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A Day Off…

My first day off in two (2) months – seriously: Exposure Photography Festival curating five (5) visual artists in February, new WordPress web sites x3 (i.e. to simplify and clarify our lifestyle I built three new, identical, Image Seekers web sites, including one with shopping); and we finished off our Pancake Inventor’s Notebook, 15 years […]

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Dereliction – Colours of Abandonment

Abstractions Opening Saturday, Dereliction is an eye on things abandoned: ignored, forgotten, forlorn, fading away, dismissed by our modern predilection for everything new. Following the Ghost Town Trail along obsolete railroads: from Tiny to Biggar, Eastend to Westbend, Smuts to Maidstone. Exploring houses, stores, shops, barns, and churches left to the elements, owls, and racoons. […]

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Liquid Gold

Behind our Ashburton lodging grew a potato patch. Behind the potato patch withered a row of little old cars. The land owner had erected a flash new Quonset to showcase his bright, shiny, restored car collection. I left a note on the locked gate. The spud grower phoned, and through his rather muddy accent, said […]

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Leopard Spots

Near Wanaka is the little Otago crossroads of Luggate, where Church Road deaks off to the famous Red Bridge. Travel guide pictures of the landmark abound, so I didn’t need to stop. Line up some junked old trucks, on the other hand… Battered, bent, and broken accident victims, banished to the empty lot, forlorn and […]

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WWII Bunker Door

World War II defense for Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupo was established at Godley Heads gun emplacements. Twisting and exposed, it was a treacherous haul across the volcanic Port Hills to Christchurch. Warning shots were never fired, and the Big Guns were never actually installed before the war ended. Incurring considerable damage during the recent earthquakes, much of […]

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Golden Gate

Behind our Ashburton lodging grew a potato patch. Behind the potato patch withered a row of little old cars. The land owner had erected a flash new Quonset to showcase his bright, shiny, restored car collection. I left a note on the locked gate. The spud grower phoned, and through his rather muddy accent, said […]

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