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Holes in the Heart

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

I just got an email from my mother this morning and they have just discovered that my recently born nephew in NZ has two holes in his heart and has been scheduled for open heart surgery. So I promised my mother that I would do a postal vote in NZ’s upcoming elections as I am […]

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Suzuki Riding for Relay for Life

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

A friend of mine pointed out that a couple who just learnt to ride are riding around New Zealand in order to raise money for cancer so I thought seeing as how I will be in a similar position in a bit over a years time I should show my support. You can check out […]

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Last day of holiday

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

On my last morning in Dubai I did a river boat tour and then headed to the airport. It was a bit of a mission to get onto the plane with my entire amount of cabin luggage. The plane was delayed and I didn’t end up landing at Heathrow until ten at night instead of […]

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Dubai Desert

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I had an overnight stop over in Dubai. During the day I went on a tour the city and saw the world’s only seven star hotel. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do more than see it from the beach as you can only go there if you have either a hotel or dinner reservation and […]

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Sunday Softball

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

On my last day in New Zealand I went with my aunt to watch my cousins play softball who all play at a provincial level. During when I had the rules of softball explained to me. At three we headed to the airport to catch the six pm flight out. My flight stopped at both […]

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Thanks to All

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

I have had the best trip ever around New Zealand. I must thank my extended family for their trips to the airport to pick me up. My parents for letting me borrow their cars, putting me up and cooking for me. My mates for letting me stay as I travelled up and down New Zealand. […]

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Biker Benevolence

Friday, January 5th, 2007

I have found there is a real comradeship between bikers. While riding a most of the length of New Zealand ninety percent of the bikers that I passed waved or nodded. At first I thought that it must just be a South Island thing as everyone knows that people are more friendly in the South […]

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Motorcycle Exercising and Memories

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Today I have been living in the past. In Palmerston North I stayed with an old flatmate and uni mate and we went out and visited my old university campus and then in Wellington I stayed with another old flatmate and colleague and we went to Wisconsin Burger (best blue cheese burger ever) for dinner […]

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New Direction and Desert Road

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

I woke up this morning dreaming about work. I guess with one week to go my subconscious is starting to prepare for the new job. I am glad that for this holiday I was starting a new job as with my old job I would spend a couple of hours a day even on holiday […]

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Kina on Waipu Beach

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

I feel a little bit bad as on Monday I managed to break all my New Years resolutions but this morning I got up and did my yoga and then went outside and picked plums, oranges and grapefruit for breakfast and everyone knows that New Years resolutions really start on the 2nd. Actually in New […]

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