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Meet Me At The Front Steps

Um, er, ok ... ?

Saved Me A Lot Of Money

One of the first things we did upon arrival in Thailand was get ourselves fake student cards. For a couple of dollars and 30 mins production time you'd walk out with a card that not only saved money in Thailand but all other countries by accessing the "student price" for stuff. I believe it saved me loads on our return to London and particularly in Tube travel. One of the best investments I ever made.

Dear Cheeky

Cheeky was the comic of choice for a young Michael Boyle . Can you imagine the joy when they plucked my letter out from the bulging mailbag and printed it ... it was massive, I was so proud. Still am.

My Year In Podcasts, 2022

I love me a good podcast, this is not news at all ... so I don't know why I wrote it. Aaaaanyway ... [drinks coffee #2] ... I use the Pocket Casts app / site for all my listening pleasures and they have just popped up a review of my year in podcast listening which I found ... um, er ... interesting enough to take screenshots of and pop on here for historians of the future to marvel at. Check out my: current podcast listenings , and/or quick reviews of podcasts I adore . On with the historical records ... ;)              

Nancy Chandler's Map Of Bangkok, 1992 edition

NANCY CHANDLER'S MAP OF BANGKOK alias "THE MARKET MAP AND MUCH MORE" INCLUDES: MARKETS OF BANGKOK and OUTSKIRTS, SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS, RIVER TAXI STOPS, OUT-OF-THE-WAY RESTAURANTS and SHOPS, and SOME AIR-CONDITIONED BUS ROUTES 1992, the very LATEST REVISION! WITH DETAILED MAPS OF: GREATER BANGKOK CHATUCHAK CHINATOWN AREA (Weekend Market) SUKHUMVIT ROAD CENTRAL SHOPPING AREA 13th EDITION

Everything Goes With HP Sauce

Straight to the point. Gotta love advertising from days gone by, this from Women's Weekly, March 1955 .

Backbench Rugby

Easiest quiz ever - name the four Backbencher Pub rugby 'puppets'.

Pile Reflection

Still makes me titter, "piles". Not the bum ones, the ones that hold up houses or, in this case, a bridge.

Google Barcamp in Wellington (March 2010)

OMG, I stumbled over this the other day - the original website for the first and second Google Bar camps ever held in NZ. Why this site is still active I have no idea, but here it is: https://sites.google.com/a/waveadept.com/nz-google-barcamp/ The Wellington event was actually held IN A BAR, the 'new/old' Bodega on Ghuznee Street. So many old friends, people I remember , and general awesomeness to be hold. And the same for Auckland a little bit later.

Calm Bay Morning

As the sun comes up over the calm mirror like entrance to Wellington Harbour.

The Sky Is Enough

Sometimes all you need is a blue sky to make you feel good about the world.

For He Was An Hairy Man

Longest it ever was 

I’m on Mastodon

I've been a quiet member of the "Twitter replacement" Mastodon universe for a while. My particular corner of it is using Cloud Island and I am @miramarmike@cloudisland.nz As always the best way to keep up with what I’m doing is the RSS feed from this website, but I realise that’s not for everyone. However you follow along, thank you and please spread the word!  

The Long And Short Of It

Cricket interviews aren't always what they seem on camera 😁

Wind Blown Sun Dried Grass

Sun dried grass laying down as it's blown up and over the coastal hill.

An Event That Changed My Life

WaveAdept, a company started through a passion of two fellas for what we now call "the cloud" and convincing one other to guide that passion. Alongside the support of Google did great things for a while (this all back in 2009-11) We ran out first public/invite event to get the word out there just as we closed the acquisition of the company to mates in the US at Cloud Sherpas * At the amazing Anna Dean created event we had Google giving away goodies, music, MC, and a whole tonne of fun in a packed venue. We also had a video from Cloud Sherpas welcoming us onboard as their first acquisition. This whilst a  very old school journo was present in the crowd who then told the world, oops. I never talk to journos now. Having said that it was a mere blip, our passion for what we were doing had become way more than any of us had thought and this was the event it hit home. It also told me, "You were right about this Mike." That was and still is gratifying. * Cloud Sherpas s

Sports

And the last of the programme collections - we've had gigs , festivals , and theatre and now the biggest of them all, sports games . Unfortunately they don't have programmes any more so this collection seems to have ground to a halt.

Things You See At The Bottom Of The Drive #47

Was v cool, when I lived in Breaker Bay, to watch the cruise ships power past. It stopped quite quickly after this photo taken in February 2020 😷

"Squad, Attehhhhhn-shun!"

"Eyes forward Perkins, eyes forward!"

Imposing School Entrance

The Wellington East Girls College buildings have been revamped over the past decade. I am happy that they have kept the original main building facade and entrance.

I'm King Of The Rock!

I suspect this dude does a morning swim out to the rock in Breaker Bay every day he can.

A Rare Photo Of A Unique Moment

My mate, on a bus, this is something to behold.  And he looks so happy about it eh πŸ˜πŸ‘

Theatre

And finally, theatre , perhaps my favourite form of live entertainment.

Festivals

Done the solo gigs , now it's a chance for the full on 3 day affairs, the festivals .

Gigs

I've been to a tonne of gigs , some are even famous ones.

Foothills to the Snowy Peaks

The Southern Alps are astounding to see no matter what time of the year.

Jetboating Below

A jetboat, staple of Queenstown tourism and invented in New Zealand, seen from above as I fly out.

Caption Competition

Or perhaps a simple, "What is this?" Clues: It's man-made It was very cold It's in Queenstown You pay to see it There were many others similar That'll do.