Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Back in Perth

I'm back in Perth for the holidays. This is a view of the city from the Mount Henry Bridge. I went for a lovely long ride on my mum's bike this morning before the onslaught of last minute shopping for Christmas day. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Distant Drum

The boys decided to play down in the garden again. This time instead of just taking the acoustic guitar and snare drum down, out came the extension lead, amplifier, electric guitar and full drum kit. All carried right down to the bottom of the garden on a beautiful sunny day. They loved it. The neighbours on the other hand ...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Distant City

Gunslinger have had a name change. On Sunday they played their first gig under the name of A Distant City. "We hope you enjoy the new direction of the band" (Spinal tap reference)

Sunday, December 4, 2011


I have a thesis due soon. When I get overwhelmed I find other things to do like chop down trees and tidy up the garden. A friend said to me, "You would live in a jungle if you didn't have deadlines". Funny.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


The beautiful weather continues and I have been getting into the garden. I quite like how the shape of the berries are reflected in bokeh.

Friday, December 2, 2011


It was a glorious day in Dunedin. I was wandering around my neighbourhood with my camera and couldn't resist laying down in the grass amongst the flowers looking out to the harbour.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


The day was too nice to be inside for band practice, so today's practice was held at the bottom of the garden.

A Distant City was featured in the Otago Daily Times >>

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This is my next door neighbour's cat. You just have to wonder what cats are thinking ...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


It was an incredibly clear morning, it all looked so calm. This is the view from the back deck of my house looking out to St Clair Beach.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Boys will be boys

The boys were out on the trampoline yesterday. Of course, the trampoline was just the springboard for launching yourself into trees.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Standing out

Sometimes you just feel like you are the only brown house in a grey world. (Either I am being very philosophical, or I was playing with Photoshop and have nothing of interest to say about this image - you choose.)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Harbour cone

The harbour cone on the Otago Harbour, Dunedin's volcano. I prefer cookies and cream myself.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Another perfect morning

Every morning is a perfect morning in its own way. I am very lucky to be blessed with this view each day in all of its various moods.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

St Clair

I love this mural at St Clair beach. It was painted by Lyndsay Crooks who sadly passed away a few years ago. I love the sense of fun and summer in his work.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The sun was glorious. This photo is for my mum - the original Daisy.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Time for another Jessica photo. She is enjoying being out in the garden again now the sun is shining.

Friday, November 18, 2011

When will people learn?

I was dismayed to see this child, who looked about three, crawling around in the hatch area of this car completely unrestrained. How is this still happening?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A nice place to walk

I take myself off for a walk each day to escape the computer screen, you couldn't ask for a nicer path to follow than this one.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Looking up

I decided to look up today.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

One Arm Point

Another photo from my past. This is an Aboriginal community up the top of Western Australia a few hours drive through the bush in a four wheel drive from Broome. Very remote. Was a fantastic trip to stay with my friend Fiona who was teaching there at the time.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blast from the past

I spent today scanning old photos and I came across this one which I think is fabulous. (I am the one in the pool on the left)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Keeping warm

Woke up Saturday morning and the back deck was covered in snow! Strange spring we are having.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Spring just keeps getting better

One more month until summer hits Dunedin, and they forecast snow and I light the fire, much to the delight of Jessica who took up her normal position.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rainy days

The sun has come and gone, and the raindrops are back. Bring on summer.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Walking at St Clair Beach

I went for a nice long walk yesterday and only had my iphone with me, but this scene looked perfect.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rotorua Tulips

There is something magical about being in Rotorua for a conference.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Owairaka School

I was very lucky today to attend the opening of the Fale at Owairaka School in Auckland. It was an amazing experience. The singing and dancing was awe inspiring, my job was to capture everything on video. Most days I absolutely love my job.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Gone but not forgotten

I went for a walk through the local cemetery. This cemetery has not been used for decades, however it is lovely to see that people still bring flowers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Gunslinger played the 'Chick's Tour'. Here, Z is getting into things at Refuel.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rotorua museum in the morning

I took this photo on the last day of the conference as I walked toward the event centre. The light was amazing.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Each morning I walked from my hotel to the convention centre past a family of Pukekos, they are amazing looking birds with such big feet.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

ULearn 11 - Rotorua Museum

Ulearn11 has come and gone. This year it was in Rotorua as the venue we normally use is in the red zone of Christchurch. The conference was a huge success as always and everyone I spoke to went away buzzing. My job is to shoot video for the duration of the conference. I captured 35 videos over four days. You will be able to see them on the EDtalks website very shortly. This photo is the Rotorua Museum which is right next door to the convention centre. It is a beautiful building, and the flower gardens on the walk in to work in the mornings were just glorious!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The weekend was beautiful. So I decided to take a break from study and do some gardening.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ireland versus Italy

We had a photo walk in Dunedin today organsed by Mike McQueen. There were plenty of interesting things to photograph in the Octagon as it was the day for the Italy versus Ireland RWC game. There was a sea of green, with only one or two blue clad Italian supporters sighted. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me so was reduced to the iPhone, but it was fun watching what other photographers were capturing, the photos they saw and made, and the settings they used.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wellington Fan Zone

With the rugby world cup in NZ there are fan zones all over the place. The Dunedin one is quite fun (if very quiet). This is a stage in the fan zone in Wellington.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wellington blue sky

I had a meeting at the MInistry of Education building today in Wellington. It was a beautiful blue sky day. This is the view from a fifth floor window.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Georgia versus England

Tonight there is another RWC game in Dunedin apparently. I think it is England versus Georgia. There is a little less atmosphere than when the town was full of Argentinians and their drums and dancing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today was the half marathon in Dunedin in which I did not run. Instead I went for a walk at the Botanic gardens and took a photo of this cactus plant. Hopefully this time next year there will be a picture of me running...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Argentina versus England

The rugby world cup has come to Dunedin. I may not be interested in the game at all, but the atmosphere in town was quite fun.

Friday, September 9, 2011

St Clair poles in the afternoon

I treated myself to a walk along the beach this afternoon to finish the working week.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Library lights

I decided to look up today.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gunslinger at Refuel

Gunslinger played at Refuel at the University today. The lead singer was away so it was a three piece gig and Zac had a go at being the lead singer.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Speights Brewery

I went on the Speights Brewery tour tonight with @dragonsinger57, @annekenn, and @MsBeenz. This is the view from the overbridge.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Good morning Dunedin

So nice to see the sun in the mornings now. Golden light for a golden glow.