About now Jasmine is being conferred with her PhD at ANU in Canberra.

JJ at Tikorangi, north Taranaki. 3rd of September 1998.

Jasmine attended Urenui Primary School, Manukorihi Intermediate, Sacred Heart Girls’ College New Plymouth, New Plymouth Girls’ High School, University of Canterbury and Massey University before moving to The Australian National University. Jasmine is currently at the School of Chemistry University of Wollongong.

There are also photos of Jasmine here and here. (Links don’t work at the mo.)

Racing pigeons

Racing Pigeons

I always imagine them to be racing pigeons doing their daily exercise. Their circuit passes us on Ocean Beach Road, Mount Maunganui. Between Omanu and Arataki. There may be 15 or 20 of them perhaps a few more. If I try and work out their lap times, invariably, they split up or alter their flight path. I don’t really have patience for it but did manage to set this up. So nine in a reasonably framed shot. OK. Not bad but I can do better. (I have been on about getting this image for about four years now I think).

Edited: 13:39 14/7/2008


There were people everywhere. Dining outside on Ocean Beach Road down by the Mount. And heaps walking around or to the summit of Mauao – Mount Maunganui. More it seems, on a cool winter’s day, than in the height of summer. We concluded there were ‘lots’ on the mountain – a finely realised ‘statistic’ plucked randomly from the air and chucked about until we convinced ourselves of it’s veracity.

There is some resistance to this photo – I love it – another taken at the same time was preferred but I’m the editor and I win. Mother and Son – Marde and Oliver. The boys had walked to the summit and we around the lower track.

Edited: 23:12 14/7/2008

Gin Rummy

Peter sighting his hand. A tradition of many years standing, Gin Rummy at the beach. In the countdown to the All Black Springbok match (No Sky). Peter recovered fully from the rugby loss to cook a wonderful meal of salmon, roast potatoes and whole green beans last night (Sunday) complimenting Phoebe’s Saturday evening roast. Yum.

Edited: 22:50 14/7/2008

Jayne and Mez

Central Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

Published 30/09/08

Ciroc dance

Tareeza and dance partner practising. Riverlea Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton NZ.

Published 30/09/08