Monthly Archives: June 2012

Orcas (aka Killer Whales) visit Whakatete Bay, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Our neighbor Graham called me up this afternoon and said, “The orcas are here.” At first, I did not quite understand what he was saying. The only times he’d ever called up here previously was to tell us that our … Continue reading

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Claudia, our CouchSurfer, made us Kaiserschmarrn (“wrecked pancakes”) for dinner

Claudia is staying with us this weekend, and she made us a sweet dessert which also is eaten at times as a dinner or lunch.  Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian dish, though Claudia is from Germany (the Bavarian Hills). The “wrecked … Continue reading

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Auckland Gay Pride Returns to New Zealand After More Than a Decade

The last time Auckland had a Gay Pride Parade was in 2001, but next February (2013) Gay Pride Parade returns to Auckland.  Besides the parade, there will be thirteen days of festivities.  As you may recall from my post on … Continue reading

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Villa Roof Upgrade

We mentioned long ago that we bought some paint (on a grabone deal) with which to paint the roof.  Before we paint the villa roof, though, we decided to do some other work on the roof, as well, including replacing … Continue reading

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I have been promoted again at International Man – I’m now Managing Editor at International Man

I’ve previously written about my working for International Man as one of their editors, and then as their Forum Facilitator, and finally as Lead Forum Facilitator.  Well, now they’ve promoted me yet again.  Yay! I am now, in addition to … Continue reading

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