Blogs from Waiheke Island, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, Oceania - page 10


Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke Island October 17th 2005

Spent the night listening to the Heavey Sleeper's mating snore call. Sadly meant I, (and the whole dorm), kept waking up at roughly 2 hour intervals meaning by 7am I was fed up and feeling wide awake, (WakADay Style), so got up, showered and packed for a day trip. On the way out I checked with Reception asking about Lord Al, I made up some story about us being great mates and him promising to give me his contact details, but having to rush off early for a flight. Anyway, it worked and the girl started searching for Lord Al, in dorm 820 on the night that I met him. She searched. And searched. And tried all names beinning with A, but still no luck. The penny was starting to drop, and I leaned over, turned ... read more
Medicative Meditating
Casual Sun Burning

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke Island March 11th 2005

Pressure is when you have to write a 2000 word report of a significant seminar and have about six hours to do it in. That's what I'm up against today-- the need to write up an event last Friday in which six Christian politicians (representing different parties) came before a panel of Christian leaders to explain what they were on about. How to write up eight hours of talking in 2000 words, and somehow be fair and objective at the same time? It's all in a day's work! I shall come back this evening and let you know how I got on.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Waiheke Island January 15th 2005

The long-awaited summer has finally arrived in Auckland, and people have stopped blaming us for bringing the rain with us! The past week has been absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve been looking out of the window of my 14th floor office wishing I was outside and praying that the fine weather would last to the weekend. Graeme has managed to get outside and enjoy some of the weather on site visits with work - wearing his regulation sun hat and sunscreen (provided by his work) of course. We even had our dinner on our balcony last night - it was a wee bit breezy and we nearly lost our take-away pizza on one occasion, but we managed… This morning we got up early with big plans for the day, and would you believe it - not a ... read more
Nice view!
Onetangi Beach
After a hard day at the beach...

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