Queenstown is one of those airports that every one should fly into at least once. Coming in over the mountains and the lakes and the snow topped caps is, well, it’s remarkable. The good people at Qantas have already done us height challenged… Read More

The signs all through town herald that something big is happening. “Welcome to the middle of middle earth…” they say. Yep, the first of Peter Jacksons’ Hobbit movies is nearing its red carpet date and Wellington is embracing all things Tolkien related. It… Read More

Tomorrow, when this is due to go to press, I’ll be on a plane on my way to Wellington, New Zealand. I’m there for a few days to help a very special friend celebrate a very special birthday. Despite the miles, she’s… Read More

My favourite photo ever taken? That’s todays #photoaday theme. Impossible. Up until a few years ago I fancied myself as seriously serious about my photography, so persisted with a manual SLR and a fridge full of seriously expensive slide film. There would… Read More

Wellingtonians have this joke. It’s about the weather- as most things Wellingtonian are. In fact you are reminded about the weather from the minute that you land, if not before if there happens to be a southerly blowing (you get an awful… Read More