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Each journey begins with a single step... Two kiwis escaping from the island to explore strange new worlds and boldly go where thousands have gone before... . .

Photos: Johanesburg

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Photo Gallery

The city of Jo'burg
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Afrika begins

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 18 Jul 2016 | Views [36]

Finally the day had arrived. We headed to Auckland and flew out with Air NZ on one of their new planes with dimming windows and individual movie modes. Surprised to be offered food as our itinery said we got none but our tickets said we had 'The Works' ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 8 Jul 2016 | Views [36]

This boring blog is about to get some life injected once again - WHAT????   Yes! We are to do some travel once more albeit a miniature travel. We are off to Afrika for 4 weeks. This trip will be a little different than our previous travels ... Read more >

Biker chick

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016 | Views [47]

I love my Sporty but find it a little high for me. My feet are on the ground but it's such a heavy bike that when I have to pull it backwards, usually into a park, I find it very difficult to handle. I went looking at other bikes, thought hard about ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 May 2016 | Views [22]

Isn't about feelings, it's about what you will give and what your partner will accept. You may be willing to give all but if your partner doesn't want it all then it can lead to a sticky situation. It has taken a few  years for Kent and I to ... Read more >

I spy a PCC = paddock crammed with cows

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016 | Views [97]

1. I am to be a grandmother again !! :) My eldest daughter and mother of my 2 amazing grandsons is carrying again and due at the end of September. 2. I have told my work that I will finish working for them in July before we head off to Afrika. We ... Read more >

Still here :)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 14 Feb 2016 | Views [107]

This last year has been a hard one for one of my daughters. Sadly her marriage has ended and living in Australia where you are penalised for being a Kiwi she has had a hard row to hoe to stay living there. Luckily prior to their breakup C had started ... Read more >

A very sad thing

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | Views [85]

Molly has gone. A day before we arrived back home after New Year Molly disappeared, it was not a good time nor good circumstances but I'm not going into it. We found her wee body so had closure but we are still shaken and shocked. We miss her so

End of another year

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | Views [174]

It's been a good year for riding. From January to May we were on the bikes almost every weekend. I take the bike off the road over winter as I admit I am a fair weather rider, can't handle the wind chill factor when it's cold. Got it back on the road ... Read more >

He only has to go to work, mow the lawns, and call me sweetie and he thinks that's enough...

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | Views [221] | Comments [1]

Example of an October day: My neice is over from America for a very short visit. Monday I have planned for us to spend the day doing things together.  7.30  Kent wakes and is feeling so bad he can't go to work 8.30  I go to his ... Read more >

Time passes so quickly

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | Views [197]

My eldest grandson Spencer has just turned 3! Is it only me or is time going by faster and faster... Is it that life is getting fuller and fuller (is that correct english?). He's a gorgeous boy anyway. I go up every third weekend and help out with him ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | Views [210]

I'm not really a cat person but every chance she can get our cat Molly comes and sits on me, on the couch, on the bed... I give her her biscuits now and then and she gets a stroke down her back but other than that not much TLC from me as she is Kent's ... Read more >

Keep calm and carry on

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | Views [238]

We trundle along happily then life throws those curveballs in there just so we don't relax too much. When you are young you ride the waves of those curveballs and revel in the containment or control of the situation. The stress is like adrenaline pushing ... Read more >

Photos: Darcy

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

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Friday 13th - a lucky day :)

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | Views [1362]

Today my 2nd grandson and 4th grandchild was born and I was there to witness the event. Laetitia had rung me the day before to tell me things seemed to be on their way so I raced in to work and organised things so that I could go up to Auckland immediately.... Read more >

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NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | Views [378]

Wow 2015 already! I still remember the hype for Y2K... doesn't seem that long ago. A lot has changed in my life in these last 15 years and I have done a lot of things. This year I have my 59th birthday so will be starting into my 60th year. That is also ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | Views [329]

I had an experience twice in my life which was in essence the same thing - an object was left by one partner in a relationship in a place that annoyed the other. The object was left for some days with the one getting more and more annoyed and the other ... Read more >

2 - Trip to Oz

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Views [356]

At the beginning of this year when I was booking our flights for our USA trip there was an advert for cheap flights to the Gold Coast and I booked a flight over our Labour Weekend in October to have a week with Corrin. Luckily my employers are great, ... Read more >

Photos: Kitchen

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | Photo Gallery

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1 - Spring must be renovation time

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | Views [340]

Action line for our kitchen: Go to a local 'Home Show'and get the idea to make some changes to the kitchen. Make a rough plan of our idea, discuss it with eveyone we can to get ideas, get kitchen people in to give their ideas. Keep going until ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | Views [445]

Home again, luckily the weather was perfect when we came back, thank you weatherman-person! We arrived early and Luke picked us up at 5.30am in darkness but not too coldness. At his home we managed to disturb Miss 2 yr old and I snuck down the pitch ... Read more >

Turn right and drive 529 miles

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | Views [436]

That was what the bike's GPS said to us this morning as we left Denver headed towards Kansas. We arrived in Denver yesterday, after a wonderful drive from Grand Junction through more amazing scenery, at lunchtime to neice Haleys flat and met her partner ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | Views [490]

The ET highway was a big nothing, just fairly boring road and no views of anything, no visiting aliens... Got to the highway from Las Vegas to St George and there were road works so it was backed up a fair way, we stopped for a bite to eat and contemplate ... Read more >

Getting ready to do the ET Highway

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | Views [343]

We rode out from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge and headed south and east to Yosemite National Forest stopping in Modesto for food at the Firken Fox. We had booked a night at the Yosemite Bug Hostel where we stayed in a tent cabin, on arrival ... Read more >

Looking forward to a day off in San Francisco

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | Views [410]

The road up the coast (1) was interesting, we rode with friends we met on R66 AnneMarie & Rene each riding a Harley. We seperated at San Luis Obispo where we turned off to Morro Bay and they rode on towards San Francisco. We had only one problem ... Read more >

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