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Photos: Brits invade Australia

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

Kat, Jake and Amelia visit us in Australia
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Brits Australian Adventure

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | Views [288]

At long last here is my blog about my holiday to Australia After a bit of a mishap with Kat, Jake and Amelia forgetting the minor purchase of a visa, they managed to get a visa last minute and still make their flight downunder – phew! After ... Read more >


NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | Views [332]

Hello and sorry I have not updated my blog for a while. January started off slowly but with the hot weather I have been able to go for some more walks. I went to Eastbourne and walked out to the lighthouse and some of the lakes in the area which was ... Read more >

Happy 2013

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | Views [254]

This will be a much shorter story!   New Years Eves have normally been spent with friends and family and I have some great memories of some great parties. Last NYE was spent supporting sick and injured people across London - so what was I ... Read more >

Photos: 365 in images

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

My 2013 is to take a photo everyday. The photos will be of something interesting, arty or some achievement I have made
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Christmas adventure

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | Views [260]

The Christmas road trip/holiday was a jam-packed adventure so I will prepare you for a slightly lengthy story accompanied by a few of the 643 photos I took.   After picking up Sonny our rental car, I found a package waiting for me from the ... Read more >

Photos: Christmas Adventure

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Christmas and summer arrive

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | Views [248]

Last week began with a positive meeting with Deaf Aotearoa for work possibilities and then a Team Interpreting workshop which was less productive as it was aimed at Spoken Language interpreters who rarely Team interpret. I went to Petone with my friend ... Read more >

Photos: Cake Kiwi Hunting and a Rock n' Rolling week

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Cake, Kiwi hunting and a Rock n’ Rollin week

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 9 Dec 2012 | Views [232]

Monday started with the 1yr anniversary of the Emergency Disaster Management Team.  As the photos prove we were asked to bring a slice (which means a dessert) and there was definitely a great spread! But before we could indulge in cake we got to ... Read more >

Photos: Middle of Middle Earth

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 1 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Hobbits and bicycles
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News from the Middle of Middle Earth

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 1 Dec 2012 | Views [779]

This week has been the hottest since I arrived and has seen the mania of The Hobbit and a new arrival to my life!   On Wednesday I did some filming, had a massage! Then I strolled into the city centre to see if I could get a glimpse of The ... Read more >

A month in NZ

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 | Views [206]

It is a month into my stay here. The start of the week kicked off with a meeting with the Red Cross Emergency Disaster Management team, which, as some of you saw, was a successful meeting and am part of the team now (see 'Boiler suit' story). Then ... Read more >

The boiler suit

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [295]

On Monday I went to the Wellington region NZRC emergency disaster management team meeting. Firstly it was definitely a mission in true red cross base style. An 1 1/2hr 2 buses and a train later I arrived at the centre in Paraparamu (aka Pram). They share ... Read more >

Auckland (Tāmaki) Land of 48 (dormant) volcanoes

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [360]

Having booked a professional development (PD) workshop and then realising that it was going to be held in Auckland, My visit north was brought forward. So after booking the $30 (£18ish) flight and coach back, I persuaded Hannah's friends Louise ... Read more >

Photos: Auckland times

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Mt Holsworth tramp

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [294]

Setting off to the Mt Holsworth in the Tararua Range we knew we were in for a great hot day and it was. The trek went through different types of forest from lush ferns and Rimu trees to corkscrew-like trees some sharp alpine grasses to the summit. It ... Read more >

Settling in

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | Views [220]

Hey Bros (yes I am referring to girls and guys - I got very confused to but it is a gender neutral phrase)   Whilst my life is currently half as mad busy as it was a month ago there seems to be a lot to report on since the last story.  ... Read more >

Photos: Settling in

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 9 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

Few more photos
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Is it our Fault

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | Views [257]

So is it our fault is the current earthquake resiliance scheme across NZ and last night I got my lesson on earthquake resiliance.   The landscape of continuous hills and endless bays creates a landscape that from above looks like crinkled ... Read more >

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