Now we’re Cookin’ !!!

One of the great things about living in New Zealand is your proximity to the South Pacific.  Just after Easter, the first term of school ended for the boys, and Deb and I somehow managed to get a week off work during the boys’ two week break between terms.   Hmmmmm, where to go?  The CookContinue reading “Now we’re Cookin’ !!!”

If Alaska and Hawaii married, this would be their baby.

And so the road trip continued… We left Christchurch early Monday morning heading to Kaikoura, a town known for its amazing connection with the sea.  There is a 6000 feet deep trench just offshore and the diversity of wildlife in the seas around Kaikoura is unparalleled in New Zealand.  The road to Kaikoura just happensContinue reading “If Alaska and Hawaii married, this would be their baby.”

This is like Fight Club

“Look, Dr. Clarke, this is like Fight Club.  What happens at the reg dinners stays at the reg dinners.” Gulp.  What did I get myself into? But, I’m getting ahead of myself.  This was the first week here in Dunedin that has had the feeling of a routine.  Get up early, get dressed, drive intoContinue reading “This is like Fight Club”

If you teach a man to fish….

There is an old saying.  If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day.  If you teach a man to fish, he’s gone for the weekend. I was gone for the weekend. For those of you who don’t fish much, this is a brown trout.  It weighed in at about 5 1/2Continue reading “If you teach a man to fish….”

Calling All Angels

That’s what I’m listening to right now (thank you Pandora and Train). To celebrate October 1, I opened this beautiful Pinot.  (I could have said to celebrate Tuesday, or 8pm, or the fact it was 21C today….., but I went with the first of October).   I was just a bit skeptical, since it wasContinue reading “Calling All Angels”

It is not always sunny in Dunedin

It is dark outside, nearing 9 o’clock in the evening.  It’s the kind of dark you experience only in the in the winter, where twilight doesn’t linger, but instead soon after the sun sets the light is quickly swallowed.   The rain, which has pelted my window for the last several hours, has dissipated.  We wereContinue reading “It is not always sunny in Dunedin”