Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hamilton Zoo

Took Bella and Denise & girls to the zoo on the weekend.. Lots of fun though Bella didn't like any of the animals at all!!
I enjoyed the Tiger and love the Monkeys. Was great to see the sun for a change! :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Looking forward to the Mount on a 45 angle!

Was a great weekend in that we had a nice family Mid-Winter (late) Christmas dinner complete with jam and cheese samies!.. This morning it wasn't raining!!!!! so I went for a walk down at the Marina.. Still very cold.. I can't wait for summer as have had enough of the cold.. hhhmmm I must be getting old maybe?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brad Emily Chloe Abbi

I was at Sarah-Janes B Day party the other week and snapped off a photo of the kids. Has been a long time sice I have taken a photo of all of them together!

Friday, May 7, 2010


I really love this photo of the reflections in the pool of the hotel I stayed at in Auckland on Thursday. Was there last week and again this week for some meetings. Went for a swim on the 4th floor and decided this would make a great photo so went back to my room and grabed my camera.
Was a great evening as ended up singing karaoke in a Queen St bar.. my two fav songs! lol Proud Mary and Bad Habits.. later that night... lots of fun and sung well out of tune! :-)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One of me!

I dont like my photo taken much but I think this is a good one of me from last week when I was in Auckland.

Auckland in the rain

Was at a Computer launch in Auckland last week with work and took this photo from my hotel room. Was a pretty dirty window and raining hard but such a great view.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Post 100

100 posts now.. time flys!
No photos on this post.. Over the last while have taken some great photos of friends and family at different locations around Tga. has been a lot of fun.
Thinking about getting a new camera soon and must start geting out and about again with it.
Watch this space! :-)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tauranga Jazz Fest

Well about time I got back on here and picked up my camera again and spend time taking photos and try and get away for some weekends....
I spent the weekend at the Jazz Fest in town and at the 17th ave Village.. lots of fun.. great music. Enjoyed going to the Village on Sunday.. was a nice relaxing time. Took my camera along today and got a few good shots.. I like this B & W of a Jazz band playing on the verandera of a very old-style house

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

McLaren Falls

Ostrich with Attitude! & Babies

A fantastic day - great weather on a staff development day out at McLaren Falls today.. went for a walk which overlooked the falls and to the animal park..

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Playing around in the dark with my little phone torch!

I like these pictures taken in my lounge in the dark.. Camera on about 5 seconds shutter speed while shining my torch over the subject.. would like to get into a bit more of this..
The green is the faceplate of my phone torch as I wave it around...
... You have to love little Bella's painting she did for me for my Christmas present.. even if I am the Christmas Grinch!! :-)

Monday, January 25, 2010


Took this a few weeks ago. I have a swan plant and had quite a few of these on it and then spining their cocoons and hatching... as of late my smaller catapillas have gone missing.. I think the praying mantis is back!!!... will have to hunt him down and take a photo before I move it along! :-).. I have seen them eat the 'pillas before on the plants.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hydroplane Boats back in Tauranga

Was a great weekend..
Took some pictures of the hydroplane boats racing in Tauranga.. Some photos of some art work for a friend for a catalog as well. Enjoy taking on a challange.

Went to my first ceroc dance party!.. hhmmm I now know what other people feel like when they come to tango as I was out of my depth a bit! :-)..and a real newbie! Such a different dance than salsa and Tango but great fun..

Swiming at Pilot Bay at the Mount on Sunday.. I had a few days off work this week so back into it again on Monday...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Argentine Tango Tauranga Free Lessons

Started again this year giving basic Argentine Tango free lessons at the Merhaba Restaurant on the Strand in Tauranga.
A fantastic group of people come along each week to Monday night tango at 7pm. We all get along great.. have plenty of fun dancing.. to me that's what it's all about, having lots of fun and meeting and dancing and introducing tango to others that come along.

Going to have to bring my camera along one day soon for some photos!
Early in this blog there is a photo! but must get some soon!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yet another view of the Mount through 'PhotoShop' eyes!

Have'nt really taken too many photos the last couple of weeks so have just been playing a bit in PhotoShop. Went back to work after the Christmas break on Jan 5th .. hope to get away again camping in the next month. Spent some time at the beach today lying in the sun and reading and plan to be back again on Sunday if it does't rain ..

Monday, January 11, 2010

One more!

Well... your'e either going to like this one or not!
I really like it.. but then I am a little warped myself! :-)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pilot Bay Mount

What a fantastic weekend with the weather!.. Been at the beach both Saturday and Sunday.. Braved a swim!! lol Taupo I thought was cold but not as cold at the main beach at the Mount today!! no wonder only a few people were swiming!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Taupo 2010

Enjoyed a week camping at Lake Taupo... got so many good photos out and about round the lake.