Showing posts from 2011

Miramar, Even Her History Makes You Proud

I love this picture of the land before Wellington airport was built - been looking for such a view for quite some years, and finally here it is. My thanks go to Stephen Cook and his fascinating personal history and research into the " Miramar Gasworks Tramway " . If you're hankering form some more Miramarian history then look no further than Barry Cash's " Postcards from Miramar " blog which has such beauties as this one of Wonderland And then you'll want to show off how proud you are to be a Miramarian Order your "Proud to be a Miramarian" t-shirt and wear it full in the knowledge that CBD-ers are already jealous

When An Drink Goes Wrong Via Twitter

Ok, before we start ... I've been ill , the brain was working at full capacity. I don't know what Dave's excuse is :-) The first tweet was sent from Little Beer Quarter after I checked the calendar wondering if I'm in the right place ... no, I've just bought a beer in the wrong bar : I call Dave and leave a voicemail message (it's common for people not to get coverage in the downstairs of Hashigo Zake), "I'm on my way, so sorry". So I sink the pint and rush down the streets, avoiding the downpour, to Hashigo Zake . Bloody hell, it's packed - Dominic (owner and old mate) tells me that his bar is so full due to an end of year SOBA event. Look around but no Dave to be seen and so I check the calendar one more time: I go upstairs to get some "fresh air" and a regrouping of the internal forces ... did I say I was ill. And then the tweet that made me laugh out loud so hard that I think I scared a small child: :-) Well it wen

How Cool Is That?

Just one of the treasures that Courtney Johnston shared at the NDF (National Digital Forum) Conference held in Wellington - and I believe Courtney was a guiding light in the organisation of this year's event. Whilst I encourge you to check out all her links make sure you take a few minutes (4 in fact) to sit back, slow down and remember those that did their wee bit and smile at the end because it is, indeed, very cool! A Grand Mother from Candy Elsmore on Vimeo . Oh, and having seen a large percentage drop in Kiwis voting at last weeks National Election the video is one teeny weeny reminder to all that there is always a legacy to remember when (not) doing so.

Little Printer ... My Birthday is March 11th

I love the concept and if you want to all chip in and get me one that would be humbling and most awesome :-) Hello Little Printer, available 2012 from BERG on Vimeo .

British Woman Let's Loose Racist Tirade On Tram

I feel sorry for her, she is gonna be hounded by the British media now until they find her and all her family to be hung out to dry. However, she should know better ... her poor kiddie though, poor sod. I hope he survives and in later life looks back on it all and smiles and says, "And that's why I'm work for the UN"

Virgin: the world's best passenger complaint letter?

View pictures, read, laugh and pass on. A snippet: ... It’s mustard Richard. MUSTARD. More mustard than any man could consume in a month. On the left we have a piece of broccoli and some peppers in a brown glue-like oil and on the right the chef had prepared some mashed potato. The potato masher had obviously broken and so it was decided the next best thing would be to pass the potatoes through the digestive tract of a bird. Read the full letter at The Telegraph (UK)

How The English Language Was Developed

As seen over on G+ where I also found this awesome scientific abstract that will make you smile.

Man Is Flying

We edge ever closer to the Marvel/DC world ...

Pure Genius From The Onion - Footage Of Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

British Humour! Warwick Davis - A Short Country Ramble

Tee hee

A Record Breaking Worser Bay School Fair

The preliminary count of the gold coins collected at the games, toys, plants, beer, raffle, books, silent auction, clothes, craft, cakes, deli, cafe, bric-a-brac, face painting, hairdressing, sumo wrestling, food (of all sorts), coffee and the rest is ... is ... well, the total dollars collected is not for me to say. However, for the record it was the worse weather the fair has experienced in quite some years, that's to say it was slightly overcast and we had a good 30 seconds of almost rain. And so, here's the sights you missed but I'm afraid you'll have to come along next year for the sounds, smells and tastes ...

Worser Bay School Fair - The Preparation for Tomorrow

It's all coming together for your entertainment and amusement. See you all at Worser Bay School ( 168 Seatoun Heights Road ), 11am-2pm. And the weather forecast is for AWESOME (as seems to always be the case with the fair) And many thanks to Gasworks, Roxy, Weta Workshop, InterIslander and many more for the incredible silent auction items.

Alternative Rugby Commentary - RWC: How To Win The World Cup

I Love My Distant Facebook Family

Facebook allows me to keep in touch with some of my younger family members back in the UK (think children of distant cousins) and man alive they make me laugh, for instance wee rant the other day: you fuckin skanky bitch just because you dont like the fact we are gettin close and whateva you say wont change our friendship because he wont believe two shits that comes out you bullshittin mouth jus because i got there before you done me you have to ruin it for me just because your single dont mean everyone else has to be as well you fuckin skank :@ My response of: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - classy She came back with: i know right.....we are okii now thoughh xx By posting this I'm interested how easy you guys could find out who this is about - let me know.


What can I say - Wales lost to France in the Rugby World Cup semi-final by 1 point. Despite the referee killing the game for me with the red card so early in the first half I am amazed by the Welsh team/squad and how they still, with 14 players, managed to take it to the French side. Yes they lost by missing kicks, yes they could've gone for a drop goal right at the end but really, 14 players against 15 just made the game far too tough. I don't care what the French do in the final I even don't care if the All Blacks win/lose against Australia later today. For me the Rugby World Cup has ended and everything from now on is a mere sideshow that I shall observe from the sidelines. Oh, and please don't try and engage me in some sort of SkyTV-esque discussion on Welsh game percentages, referees, competition guidelines and rule books and the like - I don't fucking care. Thank you to all the Welsh players, you made the competition special.

Don't Care If It's Not A True Story

This made me laugh and laugh and laugh - thanks Dad for sharing Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife. A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest. The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was looking for a little something extra for my wife Julie. What I came across was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized Tazer. The effects of the Tazer were supposed to be short lived, with no long term adverse affect on your assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety...?? WAY TOO COOL! Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home... I loaded two AAA batteries in the darn thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was disappointed. I learned, however, that if I pushed the button and pressed it against a metal surface at the same time, I'd get the blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between the prongs.

Miramarians, Stand Up And Be Proud

As you know the ever awesome Worser Bay School Fair is coming soon(ish) (Sunday 6 November, 11am-2pm, 168 Seatoun Height Road, Miramar) and they have just released a special T-Shirt that ALL Miramarians (it's official ) need to have! I quote from their latest press release (well, email from the office): These have been designed as an ongoing fundraiser for Worser Bay School but they will be released at a special price for school families to order ready to wear for the School Fair. The T-shirts are a quality 100% cotton blue unisex t-shirt with the logo "I'm proud to be called a Miramarian" (logo design as attached). They are available in: Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL and 2XL or Youth sizes: YXS, YS, YM, YL The T-shirts will sell for $30 at the School Fair but if you place an order before 4pm on Thursday 20th October 2011 they will be just $25. You are able to pay by cash or cheque (made out to Worser Bay Home and School) to the school office at the beginning

IgniteWelli - The Journey Continues

And excellent post from Jason Grigsby helping me prepare for my IgniteWelli presentation - How to Give a Successful Ignite Presentation The two (out of quite a number) points I'm focussing on are: Improv Editing. — Ignite is as more about editing than presenting. When you stumble, you have to make up time somewhere. You have to be comfortable changing the script to make up time or fill time. Know Your Key Moments. Use Them as Anchors — Whether it is a joke that you’ve planned or a poignant moment when you want to move the audience, know where they are in the slides and as you practice improvisational editing, make sure you edit in a way that keep those key moments intact. FREE IgniteWelli - What : Ignite Wellington #4 When : Tuesday 8 November, 2011 Time : Arrive from 6pm for the Ignite Contest, speakers at 7:30 pm until approx 9:30 pm Where : Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Worser Bay School Fair 2011 - Sun 6th Nov

Pop it into your diary. Worser Bay School Fair 2011 Come celebrate Miramar's Independence! The Worser Bay School Fair Sunday 6 November 11am-2pm 168 Seatoun Height Road, Miramar Rain or Shine

IgniteWelli - The Journey Begins [video]

FREE IgniteWelli - What : Ignite Wellington #4 When : Tuesday 8 November, 2011 Time : Arrive from 6pm for the Ignite Contest, speakers at 7:30 pm until approx 9:30 pm Where : Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Gasworks Is Open

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Gasworks - Opening Date, Menus and The Union

A quick post to let you know that The Gasworks Bar & Restaurant: ... opens early next week ... has a website: ... has menus: Breakfast menu (pdf) Lunch menu (pdf) Dinner menu (pdf) ... photos on Facebook of how close they are They also,  want you in the Union! Reap the benefits of the collective! You deserve great value for your commitment, and out Union Card is your ticket to tremendous deals.. Free Meal for your birthday Earn Gas Workers $'s to spend at the Gasworks Union Members only Speciality Nights Invites to Union Member Events Regular updates on what is happening at the Gasworks Sign-up here: Oh, and just so we're all clear - no, it is NOT a Monteiths bar , hope that's clear now!

RWC Humour From Derek (My Dad)

Gasworks Bar - The Steak Menu

I thought it would be popular and boy have I had a lot of requests to share it once I had it ... well, the awesome Ben from Gasworks shared this with me last week. Thoughts? (leave a comment here or on their Gasworks Facebook page ) The House Specialty! At the Gasworks we take our Steak very seriously! All of our steaks come from the premier beef ranks of New Zealand’s best farms. They have all been wet aged for a minimum of 21 days which helps to ensure the beef is more tender than non aged beef. All of our beef is free of antibiotics, and hormone growth promotants and all of our beef can be traced from the plate back to the actual paddock on the farm. Step 1: Choose your CUT Primestar Aged Grass Fed Scotch Fillet Primestar 300g $31.90 Of Aberdeen Angus heritage and farmed on the Central North Island. This free range beef is aged minimum 21 days. The soft texture and gentle marbling make the scotch fillet an excellent choice. Primestar Aged Grass Fed Eye Fillet 200g $34.

Jed Wraps Up The First RWC2011 Weekend

Favourite quote: Martin Snedden is a cricketer, move on. Catch Jed and the Alternative Rugby Commentary all during the World Cup no matter where you are in the world:

A Droppie, That's All We Needed Last Night

One drop-goal and we ... Wales ... Wales rugby team ... as I say, "we", would have won the game. From the moment Liz and I said goodbye to the kidsitter (Jack and Meg are not babies :-) and got ourselves into the cab I could tell it was going to be an awesome night. We caught up with many people at The Royal (old 'Paris') on Lambton Quay, people we hadn't seen for ages, people I'd watched a game with the day before and people that I knew from Twitter but not that well. The pub was a sea of red with a smattering of green - perfect kick off. When we headed to the stadium though it was clear there were many MANY more South Africans than Welsh - never mind, we could always be louder than the Sou--- hmmmm, maybe not. Our seats were awesome, covered, 22 yard line and just perfect to watch the game. And after a few shuffles around we were seated amongst others I knew thanks to the tickets from @RugbyWorldCup - many MANY thanks. The game. Well, what can I say

Rugby World Cup Spreadsheet

Thanks to Vince for sharing a link to the original Excel version of the now open and editable Google spreadsheet below. Open to edit at this link: (don't forget the free iCal match schedule for your Outlook, Google, iPhone, Android and everything else calendar) Open spreadsheet to edit ...

Gasworks Pub in Miramar - Initial Thoughts [Updated]

As you know Miramar is about to get it's very own DECENT pub, Gasworks - but what will it be like? So here's my thoughts on what we can expect. Oh, and yes, I have been talking with the guys opening it and even had a few free beers (Heinken, ugh) at a Friday BBQ - just so you know. Location - 11 Tauhinu Road OK, let's get this out of the way right now. No, it's not in the Miramar CBD amongst the shops, The Roxy and the like. But really, this is Miramar folks, it's about 4 minutes walk away and to be honest if your only reason for not going is because "it's not close enough" then you need to pull ya head out ya ass (whilst you sit in your $30 taxi on the way into town). 11 Tauhinu Road is on the corner of the "shopping precinct". Now, that "shopping precinct" has been crying out for some love and attention for a long time (since it opened) and has a local reputation of being boring, down-trodden and generally no reason to

THIS Is What The #RWC2011 Is All About [video]

Love it - a flashmob / haka-mob in Auckland over the weekend. From above ... From on the ground ...

Mike and the Welsh flag at the Rugby World Cup event

Mike and the Welsh flag at the Rugby World Cup event - Originally uploaded by Mike Riversdale Think I have all my bases covered in this one picture - Welsh flag, All Blacks top and RWC stuff ... that's me in a nutshell

Rugby World Cup - Where To Find Them Online

Here's the very simple list of 4 places to get EVERYTHING Rugby World Cup 2011. Tying it all together is the tag which I strongly recommend you use in your tweets, photo sharing and everything else online as they are actively tracking and re-sharing the good stuff: #RWC2011 1: Facebook Where over a million have 'Liked' their page: 2: Twitter This will be used for the up-to-date info during the comp: They have also created a number of useful Twitter lists: 3: YouTube Exclusive match highlights at half-time and full time PLUS behind the scenes over the matches and festivities around New Zealand: 4: Flickr All the photos they and everyone else takes: And if you want to share your photos pop them into their p

It Snowed

It snowed in Miramar! It snowed in Wellington CBD, it's snowed in Auckland. It snowed. And it flashed and banged in the sky. The power has flickered on and off. And we have all giggled and squealed at some point during the day. What an amazing time, and we're only half way through so who knows what we'll wake up to tomorrow. Snow on Cuba Mall in central Wellington (HD) from Ro Tierney on Vimeo .

6 Years Of Being A Kiwi

And it's been awesome! I love this country ... well, to be honest I love the city of Wellington and even more specifically the suburb of Miramar as it evolves into the best wee spot of land to live in. Happy 6th Citizenship Anniversary to Karen as well! AND, it transpires that Liz and I have been together for 10 whole earth years as well ... my, what a week of celebrations.

It's Easy To Look Back And Laugh ... So I Am

... so what about this ...

The Acoustic Tour with Anika Moa and Barnaby Weir

If I can I will see you, her, him and everyone else at the Wellington gig: Thursday October 6th, The Garden Club [ 13 Dixon Street ] ANIKA AND BARNABY WELCOME SPRING! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – jump outta the winter blues this spring when Anika Moa and Barnaby Weir strap on their guitars, strumming and humming through your town this September and October on their first accoustic tour together. Bouncing like new born lambs through daffodils Anika and Barnaby take their mischevious, but light hearted show through vineyards, halls, theatres, cellars and cinemas of New Zealand collaborating on new, familiar, and sometimes surprising material. Anika will be releasing a CD of NZ artists covering songs from her recent Gold Album, Love In Motion. Artists include Street Chant, Julia Deans & Cairo Knife Fight, to name a few. Barnaby, while not only making a name for himself in The Black Seeds also released his debut solo album Tarot Card Rock earlier this year which met w

NZOnScreen Wants You!

During the upcoming Rugby World Cup, as part of the REAL NZ Festival (the cultural arm of the rugger), Wellington company Storybox has teamed up with NZ On (excellent website if you haven't checked it out) to create two massive container installations on the Wellington and Auckland waterfronts. And we're looking for volunteer hosts to be rostered on site during the six week period. I [ Anna D ] thought you may know of some keen beans, preferably NZ film and TV buffs who are enthusiastic, approachable and good at dealing with the public. You may have come across a super intern recently, perhaps know a young person or have a friend who wants something a little extra on their CV, or maybe know someone with an exceptional screen knowledge that just needs sharing. If you could pass on this picture we would be most grateful. People can get in touch directly with Mark Westerby . Do come and check out the project during REAL too. It's prett

Miramar Needs A Good Pub And One Is Coming

We, in Miramar, have a world class cinema ( The Roxy ), kick ass restaurants ( Coco , La Boca Loca , Cafe Polo , The Larder ) and enough petrol stations to never be worried about the car. BUT, we do not have a pub ... let me clarify, we do not have a pub you'd be seen dead in unless you were so desperate to watch a rugby game . On the Peninsula we have 2 pubs. The Strathmore Local is a good local pub - it's nicely laid out, has a few beers on tap over and above the standard DB sugary shit, nice pub food and the Riversdale's have been known to spend a nice family afternoon there. It is not, however, walking distance from us in the thriving hub of Miramar and, to be honest, not where Liz and I feel like going for a night out without the kids. Then there is The Cutting. It's one major plus is that it is local to me. It is within walking distance. I am able to wander down and back without having to pay for a cab. It isn't too far away. It is one of the crappie

Lost Generation [video]

Very clever and poignant video passed on by my Dad, enjoy.

Need A Smile, Got A Joke?

So I txt out "Need a smile, got a joke?" to a bunch of friends on the way home today as it's been a strange few days. Flat, that's the only way I can describe it really - post-everything blues, waiting for the next stage, wandering what now ... all that. And here's the funny-as responses that made me laugh out loud on the bus. (aren't people awesome!) ... Got a joke? Me running :-) What do you get when you cross a mean dog and a computer? A mega-bite While reading the newspaper Walter came across an article about a beautiful acrrwss and model who married a boxer who was noted for his IQ. "I'll never understand," he said to his wife, "why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives." His wife replid, "Why thank you, dear" Why did the koala fall out of the tree? He was dead. Why did the elephant fall out of the tree? It was sellotaped to the koala. My girlfriend thinks I'm a stalker. Well technically

This Makes Me Incredibly Sad And Angry

Stuff (the online version of a lot of the New Zealand newspapers) has a headline, " Parents asked to cover $3m deficit ", which in itself I wouldn't have really taken a lot of notice of. BUT, it popped into view via my Google Reader and specifically through my Google News 'miramar' feed - so this is local to me. It was immediately local when I clicked open to see the head teacher Amanda smiling up at me ... this was MY kid's kindy they're talking about - FUCK! In a nutshell it seems that the Government has cut $4million from the Kindergarten budget which would need to be made up somewhere else. That won't happen (IMHO). And so the prosepect of the Miramar Central Kindy shutting is now all too real. This is the kindy that gave both Jack and Meg the BEST (and I cannot stress how forcefully I typed "BEST" - "B E S T", you getting this?) ... the BEST start to their school life anyone could have hoped for. Amanda and her team work in

Go the F*ck to Sleep - read by Samuel L. Jackson

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ... for EVERY parent out there ...

Jackson Street, Petone 10 years ago

I'd just returned from Sydney and was house-sitting in Petone when one Saturday in April 2001 I decided to take my camera down to Jackson Street and take a few photos as I wandered up and down it. I hope it's a little wander down memory lane for those of your living in Petone - I'd love to know how much (if at all) it's changed ...

Greatest Marriage Proposal EVER!!!

Can I Get The Twitters On The Computer?

Robert Popper (as Robin Cooper ) attempts to find out what Twitter is. He wrote one of my favourite 'toilet' books, " The Timewaster Letters "

It's All About Timing

LOL! Loving both of these videos (CSPAN/Bin Laden from Seth Meyers is funny now we know what happened just after)

Sweaty Palm Time Again

Much like the "World's Scariest Job" video I posted a while ago the photos shared on Balancing On The Empire State at the Retronaut blog draw me in, are endlessly fascinating to me and scare the living beejeezus out of me as well.

Worse Spam Email In A Long Line Of Spam

This spam is so bad it's almost good ... really, who is this fooling? subject : One Million Pounds £1,000,000 Pounds has been awarded to your Email; Names... Tel... Country...

From Thomas Cook Holidays

It's been a while since I passed on one of Adam's JokesList emails ( more ) but this did make me smile this morning at 4am :-) Of course the validity of the 'quotes' are probably irrelevant really. Some of the guest's complaints during the season. 1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 2.  "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time - this should be banned 3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry.  I don't like spicy food at all." 4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels." 5. A tourist at a top African game lodge over looking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of th

RedShoesDay Has It's Own Website

We are very excited - all starting to build for June 17th! And a great big thank you from me to @Narelle_NZ who's work this is - rock on!

Favourite Video And Song Combo of 2011 ... So Far

Wet Weather Web Watching [updated]

It's wet outside and I'm sitting here watching kick ass (free, non-copyright breaking - LEGAL) videos - enjoy: Echo - we've all thought about time travel, this short is exactly what I think would happen :-) Pencil face - plain weird but you can't stop watching. Smithy at Sports Personality of the Year - BBC Sport Relief Night 2010 - love the final part of the video, nails it. Ark - dark with stunning animation Timescapes - previews of the upcoming film featuring the incredible time lapse photography of Tom Lowe Seems that lot (all?) of these play in NZ - sit back and enjoy a classic full length movie. I watched  The Third Man ( ), even if it was for the theme music at first :-) And then I watched

Beyond The 2 Minutes Brain Farts Of Twitter And Facebook

Despite my increased use of Twitter and sometimes Facebook I very rarely find items shared with my "friends" and "those I follow" that are above and beyond the 2 minute engagement range. For that it is almost always from my Google Reader ( my shared items via Buzz) where I follow quite a number of blogs. However, over the past few months (maybe a year or so) I've not refreshed the blogs I'm following with the exception of the fine #30DaysOfMe blogging exercise that brought a few local (NZ) writers to my attention. Last week I added Brain Pickings blog and already I am discovering amazing articles, new websites and creative ideas that take me past the standard 2 minute web blast. For instance: I wanted to find a way to be more in the moment, to be more in every day; to understand time more and to understand my life more, to have more memories — all of these things. Basically, to live more richly, as a human life, not just as a work life.” ~ Jonathan H

Allow Me A Little Smugness - I Passed

I Passed! And Now I'm Google Apps Certified

Being Ill Is So Tedious But It Saves On Psychedelic Drug Taking

The last time I went a little mad it involved Harry Potter way back in August 2005 and whilst it was a crazy night it was, at least, more fun that this time around. On Tuesday night/Wednesday morning I spent the hours sweating as the brain raced over and over again a Google Apps migration ... you have NO idea how fucking tedious that was especially as it was a successful, not difficult and "worked first time" migration. Over and over and over again. I really did think I was going mad at some point. I recall waking up early in the experience, after yet another successful fucking migration to Google Apps, and thinking, "Bugger me, I must've been asleep for ages" ... it was 11:32pm, I had been asleep (if that's what you can call it) for about 3 hours, maximum. The whole night of endless successful migrations loomed ahead. It was hell but I got through it. Wednesday is lost to me. Thursday emerged out of the fug as an actual day with a start and a finis

My New "OM-F-G" Moment With YouTube

A while back Scott Adams (he of the Dilbert cartoon fame and massive fortune) blogged "How frickin' cool is that" (my post about it ) where he talks about standing back from the tech and thinking about it for more than 5 secods and realising it is AMAZING! Well, I had another of those moments today where technology is so cool and I have no understanding at how it works that it is pure magic. The de-wobble (actual YouTube term, " stabilizer ") feature when editing video (editing, via a web browser, video - how frickin' cool is that!) is incredible. It takes my, yours, everyones wobbly handycam video and smooooooths it out: Stabilizer - Ever shoot a shaky video that’s so jittery, it’s actually hard to watch? Professional cinematographers use stabilization equipment such as tripods or camera dollies to keep their shots smooth and steady. Our team mimicked these cinematographic principles by automatically determining the best camera path for you through a

A Tour Around The Roxy Cinema, Miramar [updated]

Wow! Firstly thanks to Anna (@annaspam) for inviting me, I was chuffed and it made my day - great to meet you! Secondly, thanks to Jamie Selkirk, Jonny McKenzie, Tania Rodger and the owners/investors of The Roxy for making it happen, it is well worth it. Lastly, a massive thanks to Greg Broadmore for the gob smacking mural ... simply amazing! (and I felt like a true fan by saying thank you to him in person ... and I'm old so that doesn't happen nearly enough :) I took a few photos using my iPhone which are now up on Flickr . Expect the full high definition glory to come from Tom Ackroyd (@twelveplusone) sometime next week when he and Sue (@styler) put up their Wellingtonista  (@wellingtonista) posting and Tom unleashes all his quality photos onto Flickr. [ Updated 1-Apr ] Here's Sue's post AND (some of) Tom's photos What did I learn: Across all parts of the cinema (theatres, restaurant, bar) there is a passion for delivering a great experience - "

Roxy Cinema Bringing Back The Golden Age Of Movies - Press Release

Microsoft appointed RWC 2011 Official Sponsor ;-)

Can you spot what I did there ;-) Thanks to: amanzi on Flickr:  wellington-sevens-8 Freeware.Box: Bluescreen Screensaver Rugby World Cup:  Microsoft appointed RWC 2011 Official Sponsor

Miramar, It's Up And Coming

I know, I know - this blog is turning into a blog about Miramar ... well, what would you expect from @MiramarMike Anywho, check out a good Miramar write-up on Stuff, " Inside Miramar's new feel - Can Miramar change its shabby image? " by Sarah Catherall. Once again I'm gonna copy-n-paste the article into this post as Stuff tend to remove them after a random amount of time - if you've a problem with this let me know and I'll reluctantly delete it Driving along Miramar Ave, there are few signs that this is the gateway to a booming suburb. Past run-down car workshops and a service station, flanked by a supermarket and a chemist, it's still representative of the old Miramar, an eastern suburb on a peninsula that in days gone by was home to a gasworks and manufacturing industry. But around the corner in Park Rd is the revamped Roxy Cinema, resplendent in a $7 million 1930s-style refit, reminiscent of a time when going to the cinema was a fancy occasion.