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Niligiri mountain from Kagbeni village Nepal

My (not so) Epic Trip to the Kingdom of Mustang

November 18, 2016

My (not so) Epic Trip to the Kingdom of Mustang The idea of the ‘bucket list’ is familiar. Most of … Read more

Tough Mudder event

Tough Mudder New Zealand

May 26, 2014

Tough Mudder. The name says it all. Our eldest boy decided that he would take part in this event for … Read more

The Kingdom of Zion: Big cats in New Zealand

November 11, 2013

The Kingdom of Zion: Big cats in New Zealand You could be forgiven for thinking that the Kingdom of Zion … Read more

New Zealand Fur Seal

Cape Palliser and the Fur Seals

April 24, 2013

The Manawatu Camera Club I recently had the chance to visit Cape Palliser, the most southerly point of the North … Read more

Franz Joseph Glacier from helicopter New Zealand

Helicopter to the Franz Joseph Glacier

March 19, 2013

We had the opportunity to take a helicopter up to the top of the glacier while on our trip down … Read more

Art Deco, Napier, New Zealand

Art Deco Weekend Napier

February 17, 2013

  Street Photography (New Zealand Style) Art Deco Weekend. If you don’t live in New Zealand, this might not ring … Read more

Hobbiton New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings – Hobbiton

January 24, 2013

The Lord of the Rings – Hobbiton I devoured the Lord of the Rings trilogy as a child, thereafter re-reading … Read more

Fort Churchill Canada

I want to go to Antarctica

January 11, 2013

Air New Zealand announced a competition where the prize is a two-week trip to the Antarctic with a National Geographic … Read more

Rugby World Cup 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011

December 16, 2012

By means fair or foul, I managed to inculcate my family with the love of rugby over the years. My … Read more

Martinborough Festival New Zealand

Toast Martinborough – Fun among the vines in New Zealand

November 19, 2012

I have just got back from my second attendance at the Toast of Martinborough annual festival. Martinborough is a small … Read more

Christmas on the beach New Zealand

Christmas in New Zealand

August 14, 2012

Make no mistake, culture shock hits you in weird ways. Christmas is a biggie for someone who has just moved … Read more

Turatea Hills, Manawatu, New Zealand

Mountain Biking for the meek

May 3, 2012

It’s very curious. There is clearly something in the air in New Zealand that makes even somewhat sedentary folk want … Read more

Teaching in Nepal 1999

July 26, 2011

In 1999 I was fortunate enough to go to Nepal as part of a team of doctors to teach under … Read more

Moreton Corbett Hall Shrewsbury UK

The Vanities of Man – the Ruins of Moreton Corbet Hall

September 11, 2010

The Vanities of Man – the ruins of Morten Corbett Hall I met a traveller from an antique land, Who … Read more

Leptis Magna and Sabratha: Ancient ruins in Libya

June 1, 2005

I have ranted about the politics of Libya but this is about the Roman (and Phoenician) ruins in what is … Read more