Gallipoli Centenary – Part II

I went all the way to Gallipoli and they wouldn’t let me in! In part 2 of my Gallipoli posts (see part 1 here) I’m going to share my extraordinary experience at the Centenary Commemorations at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 2015. Both the good and the bad. I know some parts of my post... Continue Reading →

Tulips Aren’t Dutch

Well who knew?   I for one, had always thought Tulips were Dutch. I still find it hard to get my head around the fact that they are not. Tulips, windmills and wooden clogs are the things I most associated with the Netherlands, but it turns out that tulips were only introduced to the Netherlands about 500... Continue Reading →

Art Deco Walk Napier

Napier: Art Deco Centre of the World Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining an "art deco walk" around Napier, exploring the beautiful architecture of this noteworthy city on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It was something that I've been meaning to do for several years on my annual visit to the city,... Continue Reading →

Interview with Lindsay Hill

Today I interviewed expert blogger Lindsay Hill in the hope of gleaning some useful tips about blogging.  Lindsay has a stylish writer’s voice and a penchant for thought provoking editorial pieces. Interviewed by Ally McCormick Lindsay Hill is an established and respected blogger in the IT sphere at He regularly posts a variety of technical topics... Continue Reading →

Charity Art Exhibition!  Strength: Paired Photos and Illustrations Last night I had the privilege to attend an exhibition of Strength in pictorial pairings. Let me explain ... Professional portrait and wedding photographer, Emma Hartley teamed up with the very talented Kayra Yιldιz, a 14 year old illustrator. Emma says she watched one of her own family... Continue Reading →

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