Fishtographer

Not sure if I’m a fisherman with a photography problem, or a photographer with a fishing problem..Taranaki turning on the charm.. actually there’s a story to this one. I hauled the fish up and it was a beauty, I handed my fishing rod to my mate and said ” hold, I’m just going to getContinue reading “Fishtographer”

Selfish can be good..

Talked to a lot of people who have been unwell lately and it got me thinking…..there’s so much pressure to be amazing for everyone else, whether it’s in the workplace, family or on social media. There’s constant pressure to try to keep everyone one else happy.Where I’m starting to think maybe we should be amazingContinue reading “Selfish can be good..”

Restaurant Indonesia Napier New Zealand

If you are ever in Napier there is one restaurant I would over all others – the people are fantastic and the food amazing. Restaurant Indonesia is located on the seafront on Marine Parade…and as with all good things this recommendation starts with a story. Looking for a job during my uni break the summerContinue reading “Restaurant Indonesia Napier New Zealand”

Fishing for Calm

As a firefighter, some shifts are really tough. Sometimes the job is not just physically challenging but takes a mental toll as well. And at the end of one of those sets there is a need to bring things back down to normal before going home, one of my worst fears was always about bringingContinue reading “Fishing for Calm”

Hospitality

I’m from a culture where hospitality is very important and when we invite friends or guests its really important that we provide enough food, that they feel welcome and enjoy themselves. When I was little I used to think, whats all the fuss? Why is mum making such a big deal about these people, sheContinue reading “Hospitality”

where does my love for the sea come from…

Some of my earliest memories are gently swaying in a hammock next to the diesel engine on my father’s boat as he chugged out to fish. The continuous rhythm of the engine and the sounds of the water on the hull instantly put me to sleep, (unless it was the diesel fumes or petroleum smells!).Continue reading “where does my love for the sea come from…”