Showing posts from March, 2022

Phakt Catz?

I'm impressed just how high up this is, must be builder/owner approved.

The Third Drawer From The Top

Jimeoin nails (at the back, to the left) that kitchen drawer that we all have that is, "just full of shit". This was mine, but it was to the right. Same deal. Michael McIntyre calls it the " Man Drawer ", coz he would. He may not be that wrong.

Jesus Fucking Christ, That's Amazing

Holy fuck, what a sunset and what a photo. And this was a different day to yesterday's amazing sunset - April from Miramar is da bomb! This photo is straight off the phone camera, no editing, no filters, it is what the phone saw.

Star Burn

When the star burns so brightly the planets are concerned.

Sign Language For The Pub

The three signs you need to order a beer for yourself using New Zealand Sign Language. Beer   I want , simple eh! There's a wonderful Aotearoa New Zealand sign language website with videos for all English or te reo Māori words.

Pride, Smiles, And Rainbows

I happen to enter Wellington city centre just as the 2019 Pride Festival March was kicking off and I took so many photos ( full album ) and grinned all day after. I would love to know who this is with me.

Enjoy Your Meal

Number 1 customer.

Reflection Path To Te Papa

The Wellington waterfront around Te Papa may feel like it's all solid ground but actually it's mostly all covering water. This cut out allows you to descend to water level and see under the 'solid ground' above. It's VERY cool, especially at night when it's lit up.

Towards The Dark Tower

One of the greatest opening lines of any book is, " The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. ", from Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower series , written over the course of his life. The series also concludes with the greatest ending line of all time.

Waterfront Museum Ball

Light up ball on the harbour side of Te Papa.

Storm Clouds

A storm is coming, as seen from Miramar across the Cook Strait.

107 Years Ago We Were Shown A Way To Think About Everything

On this day in 1915 Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity and, after a few years when it was experimentally proven, changed how we see ourselves within the universe. In fact it changed how we think everything started, yup the Big Bang is a logical extension of this momentous paper released 107 years ago today. General relativity, also known as the general theory of relativity and Einstein's theory of gravity, is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and is the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time or four-dimensional spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a syst

The Original Bar

Ok, The Malthouse is probably Wellington's original craft beer bar serving up difference since it's days on Willis Street. Dom opened Hashigo Zake just as the true craft beer industry was moving itself out of garages (or into one) and met an exponential demand head on. Here's a little known piece of trivia, the design of Hashigo Zake came from the mind of Sean Golding. Yup, before Golding's Free Dive and all that have followed, Sean was already designing bars.

LGBT+ Road Safety

The little poles dotted around the country separating the non-city roads from pedestrians never look as good as they do in Breaker Bay (Wellington).

Cook Strait Ferry

Distant ferry heading towards Picton on the Te Waipounamu / South Island.

And It Briefly Went Woof

The idea was to wait until it got dark, inflate the balloons and for everyone to be wowed by the spectacle. They tried but the 2019 Wairarapa wind was having none of it and this is as far as it got. My kids were bored shitless, the drive back over the hill to Wellington was quite something I can tell you.

It's A Living, I S'pose

Look, we've all done jobs that we look back on and think, "Hmmm, not my finest moment." Mine would be, um, mine is, er, looking back it would have to be. Ok, so maybe not everyone, but loads of you out there eh.

Planning Ahead

Ha ha ha, I love that someone thought to the future when starting this AND that enough people have kept the vision going for it to happen.

Yet Another Damn Sunset Photo

More sunset photos, whatyagonnado, eh.

Late Afternoon Clouds

Late afternoon clouds over the heart of Wellington.

Northern Hemisphere trip

It's been a thing for my family and friends, am I gonna go to the northern hemisphere this year, 2022. "I'm not gonna make the call until my birthday." Of course the options were all about getting back into Aotearoa New Zealand. In our COVID world we can leave any country whenever we want, money allowing. But can one get back in? The MIQ system here in AoNZ has been amazing, it has protected our borders for more months than we count, it has kept the virus out and has been amazing. Omicron, by fuck it take someone to sneeze on a handle and 15 seconds later you are positive. Yes, someone sneezed and it was in. As I write we have had another 18,000 positive tests and I have neighbours with it and mates struggling through. AoNZ Health Ministry Of Health (MoH) weren't stupid and knew this was gonna be the deal. And so changed the way we deal with it all. One effect was to know that fortress Aotearoa is not useful anymore. So, the borders are opening up. I can indeed, a

Garage Startup

It's a cliche that startups, especially tech startups, all start in a garage before going on to change the world ... Google may be the start of this origin story. Eight360 , a physical VR system aimed at such industries as defence and space, but also can do cool as games, had their garage moment. I was lucky enough to have an Access Granted NZ chat with Terry Miller , Founder + CTO back in 2019 ... in their garage of an office.

Happy Birthday Me

55 today, s'not bad eh. Living a life as close to how I want as I have ever done 👍

The Robots Have Arrived

Student art from Wellington High School, pretty cool eh.

Old Behind New

Wellington (boys) College in Mt Victoria has an architecture delight of old and very new.

Happy 2022 Women's Day

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY, you women are da bomb even though a lot of men (sorry, " boys "), don't act as if you are.  Thank you for your hidden mahi, especially as Mums and Daughters 👍💚😀 "ma hi" is "work" in te Reo Māori

Mates Hug

I shall treasure this photo for all the years. It's a moment in time that is like a tip of the iceberg and those smiles, that place, those people didn't just happen. Love ya Adam.

Supreme Oriental Reflections

Reflections of Wellington's Old Bailey bar in the Supreme Court's water feature.

Sky View

Looking up to the darkening sky.

Sunday Celebrations

2019 Cuba Dupa maybe, either way it's a lovely sparkly view.

Ask For Angela To Stay Safe

Men, well 'boys' of all ages as real men don't abuse women, can be dangerous and scary to women. True men are respectful, empathetic, and see all people, especially women, as people to stand next to, with their own rights, responsibilities, skills, world views, and all the other glorious messy things that make us individuals. Most men are men. Some boys are boys coz of age and it's up to the men to help guide then through those times. Some boys are elderly boys, stuck behaving like boys because of a myriad of reasons and can't / won't break through to being a true man. It's not for women to resolve those reasons. It's not for women to do any work on this, not even the work of having to think about how elderly boys should sort out their shit. It's up to all us men and boys to work on. "Sure, nice words Mike. The next time a boy in the pub acts like a complete dick and makes me feel scared I just have show him this post and ask him to 'work on

Lazy Beach Time

At the height of summer, when the sun is high in the sky, and the breeze is a cooling caress on the skin, there can be no finer time than lazing on Oriental Beach in Wellington before heading off on the mere 15 minutes to Courtenay Place for a cold beer with mates.

Evil Weird Mike

Ha ha ha, my flatmate just shuddered and said, "Never straighten your hair, ever!"

Crossing The Road Māori Style

It's the small things in life that make a massive difference eh.

Happy St David's Day / Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus

Today in Aotearoa New Zealand is March 1st, Welsh St David's Day, and the glorious thing about time zones is it will also will be March 1st tomorrow (in Wales). @walesdotcom  and #stdavidsday / #DyddGŵylDewi Hope your 1st March is a happy one for you all and that you are eating  leeks , speaking  Welsh  and  singing  (just to perpetuate all the myths) to the best of your abilities. Random Acts of Welshness (2022) St David’s Day - the day we celebrate our patron saint and all things Welsh. When we remember his famous guiding words: gwnewch y pethau bychain - do the little things. What better way to celebrate than to bring those words to life with an outpouring of hwyl and kindness. Fly the Draig 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wear a leek Cwtsh (also known as a cwtch!) 🤗 Give a spoon Say it in Cymraeg Buy David a pint 🍻 Say it with flowers Wear Welsh Dance 💃🏽 Eat some cheese 🧀 Plant a tree 🌳 Share Welsh cakes 🍪 Visit a castle 🏰 Don your Welsh hat Gwlad, Gwlad! 🎶 Eat a leek Listen to some