What do you want to see in your selfie?

  Do you enjoy having your photo taken? How often are you placed in that awkward situation where someone utters the word that sends shivers through your cute little dimples? “SMILE”! I know that I’ve found the solution. Run to the other side of the...

Your Life Paints a Canvas

  If you think of your life as a poem what will your verse be? Some cry melancholic while others sing joyous. Some are short but beautiful in haiku, others tell a story long and majestic or withering evenings and challenging mornings. What ever your journey you are...

Dad Confession: One Direction

This is my “Dad Confession” for the day. So I had a moment this morning that should remain private. What happens in the car when you’re alone should remain in the car. Right! Here I am innocently driving my car to work when I hear the local radio...

Movie Review: The Railway Man

  Arriving in theatres January 2014 is The Railway Man, a movie to give new meaning to the legends of war stories such as Schindler’s List and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Through the eyes of British soldier, Eric Lomax we are captured with fellow soldiers who have...

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty is a snooze you lose day-dreamer and in 1947 no one knew how to play the day-dreamer better than Danny Kaye. The Samuel Goldwyn film constructed from the short story work  James Thurber was a success and I should know. My 13yo loved watching The Secret...

Movie Review: Enders Game

  The latest sci-fi movie Enders Game aimed at the younger audience comes in with a mixture of teenage Battlestar Galactica angst then loads it with a hint of a Hunger Games survival story. In Enders Game Earth has survived an onslaught attack from the Formics, an...

Nelson Mandela’s Fork in the Road

  Its noon on the 6th of December 2013 (New Zealand time) and I’ve just heard that Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95. I turn to my friend in our office and we talk about the calibre of the life lived and the life given that has impacted not just a...

White Wedding Faith

White Wedding Faith Dedicated to Abbey & David Today I’m absorbed by White Taken away to this Wedding Day Built on Faith and clothed in Hope Prepared by time and drawn by Love Moving slowly, With my nervous smile Dad, my escort down the aisle Keep calling,...

Father of the Bride Speech

Today I will have just given this speech at the reception of my eldest daughter Abbey’s marriage to David White. It’s been an incredible time as a Dad for evaluation of life, family and what is pure and important. Enjoy the speech and feel free to read the...

Movie Review: Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge is a stunning 3D vista of a movie that we should treasure and promote for its unique way of focusing our gaze. Many historical documentaries seek to give us a view through a long lens back to the past. With Beyond the Edge we should be proud that the...