Category Archives: General

The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (10) – Te Anau – an unexpected stop

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here – mainly owing to not having time from a combination of family and work. As noted in the previous post, we were meant to be driving to Milford Sound and … Continue reading

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The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (8) – Queenstown day one

A relaxing day in Queenstown After such busy days and new places everyday, we had organised three whole nights in Queenstown, at the Mercure Queenstown Resort hotel. This hotel had excellent lake views, and a pretty decent restaurant and bar. … Continue reading

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The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (7) – from the forest to the lakes

Collyer House to Queenstown (Otago) Haast Pass This was a day of travel (and we both had mild colds), but which showed how much contrast New Zealand has to offer. We woke up to more traditional West Coast weather (otherwise known … Continue reading

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The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (6) – Along the West Coast in sunshine

Okarito to Collyer House (Haast) via Fox Glacier (click map / zoom out for full view) Segment six of our trip saw us wake up in our Hutel in Okarito in lovely sunshine (apparently quite a rarity on the “Wet … Continue reading

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Clergy Child’s Lament

Originally posted on musingsofaclergychild:
I didn’t choose it You called my parents to it You made a place for me Where I thought there was none Out of my comfort zone And into Your calling ‘Incarnational ministry’, they call it…

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The Thomases’ Grand Antipodean Adventure (3) – Sydney

As promised last time around, next stop on the trip was Sydney. Flight time from Singapore was about 7.5 hours, which wasn’t really enough for a solid night’s sleep between Qantas squeezing another dinner into us and them waking us … Continue reading

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The Thomases’ grand antipodean adventure (2) – Singapore

Singapore Following on from my previous post, 12 and a half hours of flying later and we landed, about 1 degree north of the equator in the lovely city of Singapore. Changi airport is (for those used to London Heathrow) … Continue reading

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A tour of some country houses

Last month, my belovèd and I tool a gentle tour of some of England, and called in at some lovely houses along the way. First was a trip to my homeland of Yorkshire to visit my parents, and to take in … Continue reading

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Alsace Dessert Wine

Another day, another blog about wine. The picture shows the empty bottle from a recent evening’s wine-drinking with my fiancée. This time, we’d shared a small (50cl) bottle of one of Alsace’s more unusual wines, a gewurtztraminer vendanges tardives. This … Continue reading

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Computer scam warning

It has come to my attention recently (and through some internet research) that there is currently a scam going on where someone will call your landline and inform you that your computer has been infected with a virus, and that … Continue reading

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