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And that’s a wrap….

We are aboard a Qantas Airbus 380 crossing into Europe, the bulk of our journey home is done. We left the hotel in Auckland at two in the afternoon on Monday (one in the morning in the UK). We will … Continue reading

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The middle bit

You may have gathered my last post was largely crafted after I had left Wellington, as this one is being written in the metropolis of Auckland. Taupo is very similar to Queenstown a largely unreal collection of restaurants, bars, shops … Continue reading

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Wellington – A town stuck in two places

For those of you that didn’t know Wellington is the capital of New Zealand not it’s much larger Northern cousin Auckland. So the city has the Parliament buildings and national institutions including galleries and museums and a business district complete … Continue reading

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Christchurch – a burden not yet lifted

We were lucky enough to be in the city and was able to enjoy the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup. It was a great event, free to the public, to experience and be able to say ‘I … Continue reading

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Queenstown…..everything you expect from New Zealand

If you asked a bunch of people to describe New Zealand and amalgamated their thoughts I am pretty sure you would end up with Queenstown. A small low rise town on the shores of a glacier fed lake surrounded by … Continue reading

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Qantas gets it so wrong and so right…

All in the space of 20 minutes…. This is a rant so please forgive the indulgence. So I left the UK to fly half away across the world to meet my daughter in Sydney to fly on together to Queenstown, … Continue reading

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Finally the penny drops….

It’s not that I haven’t been sleeping well, I have. But there has been an ‘air’ that has kept me if not on edge then a little sharp. Then of course the penny dropped. Over the years I have done … Continue reading

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