Lockdown

It’s day three of this enforced lockdown, here in Snells Beach, New Zealand. The sun is on full display and it really is a beautiful day, beckoning the mixture of both cool and warm temperatures that are symbolic of Autumn. What an incredibly strange time we have found ourselves in. Sure, I was warning peopleContinue reading “Lockdown”

Big Changes Ahead!

Hi folks It’s been a whirlwind of activity since I got this website back up and running. I don’t recall being so jolly busy, but I am absolutely loving it! Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read the couple of blogs I have released, and taken the chance to readContinue reading “Big Changes Ahead!”

Coronavirus 2020

Hey everyone. Well I guess one of the talking points the last few weeks has been the ‘outbreak’ of the Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The loss of thousands of lives and seeing videos of van loads of dead bodies being transported out of the Provence, has been truly disturbing. Reports have suggested that this cameContinue reading “Coronavirus 2020”

Israel Part Five – The Camel Ride!

    Neil and I had a deal:  if there were camels to ride, we’d do it together.  Back in 2013 when we had the option, I was recovering from getting food poisoning at Masada.  Me+Camels=No!  I was dead keen to get on the camels at Genesis Land until I saw Taylor being bucked fromContinue reading “Israel Part Five – The Camel Ride!”

Israel….My Story, Part 2

  I’ve really grappled with writing this part of the story.  Knowing there is a possibility that the people concerned may read this, I am trying to be as tactful as possible… Things weren’t right.  I was not being heard.  Even though there had been warnings about the trip to Israel and I was tryingContinue reading “Israel….My Story, Part 2”

Stephanui

And so here we are celebrating you, the wonderful glorious young woman Stephanie Dannella Alexandra Hornell! What a privilege and honour to be your Mumma, to be your friend and rival Unicorn admirer in this life! I’ve wanted to write about you for the longest time. but I couldn’t find the words. Today the wordsContinue reading “Stephanui”

Israel, My Story

It’s been five and a half years since my first ever trip to Israel. I have wanted to write about my journey for the longest time, but up until recently, anything I wrote just seemed to fall completely short of what I really wanted to convey. Let me take you back on a little bitContinue reading “Israel, My Story”

Dance of Dawn

      A flock of birds fly by at break neck speed as the sound of a car alarm disperse the early morning calm. Engines humming as boats leave the shore to head out to fish the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Large grey cottony clouds hover over the island of Kawau, the whistleContinue reading “Dance of Dawn”