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The Green Man Pub

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When I was sharing photos to Google Maps locations this photo, snapped during a work meeting inside The Green Man Pub (Willis St, #Wellington), had over 2 million views.

Why?

Sliver Of Life

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The gap between us and the void is teeny tiny

Level 3

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Our #TeamOf5Million has worked fucking hard to get down to Level 3 ("L4 + takeaways"), let's not ever have to go back there again.
L3 is #StayHomeNZ and still #Lockdown for the vast majority of us.
Focus and we can get to the hallowed lands of L2 soon!

Celebration Colours

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When we fully exit #lockdownz and no longer have to #StayHomeNZ I think we should celebrate with colour everywhere.

Like we do once a year anyway.
Of course Level 3 IS NOT that time as it's really no different to Level 4 for the vast majority of us. Level 2 seems like a step up in what we can do. Level 1 will be another minor move to COMPLETE and UTTER celebration time.

Flecks

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Golden flecks in the soap

Chairs And A Table

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Closed trampoline park with a penchant for yellow

YES I Broke It

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"YES I broke it.
I was doing science"

@medickinson

Hill House

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Tickets

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It's a truth universally accepted that @NanogirlLive, Dr Michelle Dickinson (@medickinson), is one of New Zealand's true heroes taking her STEM explaining out to the kids (and big kids) of the world through live shows, online, TV, radio / podcasts, and books.

I was lucky enough to see the finale of the 2016 Aotearoa "Little Bang, Big Bang" tour with my daughter and it was spectacular, as always - high five to Michelle, Joe, and Gareth.
You can watch the show on YouTube, I know, how cool is that!

Toy Cars

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Every child has them, boxes of toys stacked up with old forgotten toys. This one has the boxlid missing for the toy cars

Wellington City Corporation

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A sign of the old times

Endings Can Be Beautiful

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A sunset can be breathtaking, and the end of perhaps a perfect day is seen as a "fitting end".

Not all endings need be sad.

Golden Descent

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The path downwards is always rimmed with gold. Until you get to the bottom.

I Want To Help, But Lockdown - Now What?

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I'm a "get in amongst it" sort of fella. When I have a passion for something there's little that stops me rolling up my sleeves and trying my damnedest to make it happen.

I wanted New Zealand to benefit from the "cloud" back in 2007, so I started a company, WaveAdept, to do just that.

I wanted to help share Kiwi tech, media, and startup stories so together with Raj Khushal I started a podcast, Access Granted.

I wanted* Wellington's tech community to get out of its false silos so I started the #WellyTech annual celebration events.

I want an open society where the truth isn't opinion, reckons, or lies so I've been a long time active member of the open government, usually focused upon ‘open data’.

I want everyone to have a say in how events are run, and products are created and so started Hack Miramar, brought GovHack over from Australia, and facilitated many unconferences.

A friend of mine once 'warned' someone, as they thought of me as a …

Lunchtime Lye

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🎶 Sittin' in the mornin' sun
I'll be sittin' when the evenin' comes
Watchin' the ships roll in
Then I watch 'em roll away 🎶

Tower Of Fire

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The world may be on fire but that's ok, it'll look stunning in the photos

Guinness

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A Guinness is a "meal in a pint glass", or so I'm told every time I order one

The Tiny Giant

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For a limited time in the past, The Tiny Giant, "the biggest little gallery in the world ... probably"

And There Were Beanbags

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It was a stunning visual feast.

Vintage Roseneath

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High above Roseneath and looking towards the city across the inner #harbour on a grey #Wellington day

Airport Massage Chair

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"This is, aaaah, really really, ooww, good, can I, ouch, do it, oooooohh, again after? [crunch]", asked the bored lad at the airport.

#Lockdown Coastal Walkway, Good Friday 2020

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Took an extended walk today around the #BreakerBay* corner and a little along the Coastal Walkway** Was so good to be out in the glorious weather but solo bubble walking isn't the same, can't wait to perambulate*** with someone else outside my bubble.

Popped a few in this post but most are inside the photo album:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wo6yzwbLJcgmdxgs7 (incl. some fancy wave slow mo breaking)




* Breaker Bay as both a Twitter account (https://twitter.com/BreakerBay) and an Instagram one (https://www.instagram.com/breaker.bay/)

** seems the Wellington City Council don't know about the Coastal Walkway, not on their listings: https://wellington.govt.nz/recreation/enjoy-the-outdoors/walks-and-walkways

*** my use of the fancy word CANNOT be justified, dick! 

Head On A Plate

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"She's done what?!? I'll have her head on a plate for this!"
(I can guarantee this won't show well in Twitter, tap to see full photo and exclaim, "Oooh, I see")

Bubble Life

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Bubble life, it's all we have at the moment

Lockdown Weight

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This #LockDownNZ is starting to show in my body shape

My Wee Boy

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It's rare to share a daily photo without editing, however this one of my "tiny son" needed nothing

The Return of A Cat, A Story

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A few weeks ago, on Saturday 21st March at 3:27pm or thereabouts, our Breaker Bay home welcomed a new member into it's life.

My daughter, Megan, and I had been pondering getting a pet of some sort for quite a while. A dog was actually my actual preference however the owners of this fine fine building I call home made it clear that no dogs allowed, "Even if friend come with dogs they'll have to leave them outside I'm afraid". So, after pondering a tortoise - I've always wanted a tortoise since very very young, never quite got there and won't in NZ as they are rare and therefore expensive - we settled on the classic, a cat.
Then we sort of did nothing.
With the slow but inevitable COVID-19 closing down of New Zealand we decided on the Saturday to go get a cat from the Wellington SPCA high up on Mt Victoria. We were not alone, but luckily I was looking for an older cat, couldn't be arsed having to teach a kitten how to poo in the right place, stop eating…

Come Together, again

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For the first time ever I've redone a daily photo. Yesterday's had so much potential, which I missed by so much, I realised I'd have to give it another go.
"Come Together"
Come together, right now
Over me

Come Together

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Come together, right nowOver me

Beautiful Architecture

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Architecture isn't something I ponder often, however when I see a construction that is beautifully done then I am rooted to the spot and can't take my eyes of it.
Like this one.

M+P ❤️ A 4-16

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"Great things never come from comfort zones"

Parental Reflections

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It doesn't matter how old you are you are always your parents little child.
I'm 53 for instance and I often see, hear, and feel a 14 year-old me being talked to by my Mum over the video. It's palpable, obvious, and unstoppable despite the years of separation and miles of distance.
I will always her little boy.

Hotel Chandelier

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Hang on in there folks, we're 25% way through this initial #StayHomeNZ lockdown and it seems to be working 🤞