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: Sunset at Port Vila, Vanuatu #nofilter

: Bill’s farewell party from Vanuatu 🇻🇺 at the Waterfront Bar and Grill.

: Koala Conservation Reserve walk with Louise.

: Gym session with Aiden & Dave Barr.

: Bliss.

: Finished reading: Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks 📚 The first book on the “Culture” Series, now a …

: Glorious evening light flying out of Wellington to Brisbane and Vanuatu. #travel #flying #dusk …

: Finished reading: Hard by the Cloud House by Peter Walker 📚 Interesting mix of natural history, …

: Finished reading: On Savage Shores by Caroline Dodds Pennock 📚

: Finished reading: Blackouts by Justin Torres 📚

: Finished reading: Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend 📚

: Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend 📚

: Finished reading: Annals of Native America by Camilla Townsend 📚

: Finished reading: Bernardino de Sahagun by Miguel Leon-Portilla 📚

: Finished reading: Homer and His Iliad by Robin Lane Fox 📚

: Finished reading: The Florentine Codex by Jeanette Favrot Peterson 📚

: Finished reading: Prophet Song by Paul Lynch 📚

: Finished reading: How the World Made the West by Josephine Quinn 📚

: Hōkio figs with Gorgonzola dolce and thyme honey.

: Hōkio fresh fig festival

: Sand Serif

: Hōkio beach weekend antics

: Extraordinary birthday dinner at Rita with Bill - briefly in Wellington between Florida and Vanuatu.

: Bill is back. Teddy is pleased!

: Finished reading: Ancient Cuzco by Brian S. Bauer 📚 Excellent preparation for our trip to Peru in …

: Finished reading: Why the Bible Began by Jacob L. Wright 📚 Fascinating analysis of the underpinnings …

: Finished reading: Mona of the Manor by Armistead Maupin 📚

: Family Easter at Eketāhuna country cottage

: Thank you to my wonderful bestie Sam Mackay for helping me to buy my latest bookstack from Unity …

: Ramses exhibition at the Australian Museum

: Starting the year out right

: New Year 2024 Hunter Valley NSW

: Merry Xmas and lots of love 🥰 from all of us at Hōkio beach ! 🎄❤️🎄

: Final catch up of books I have finished reading: Babel by R. F. Kuang 📚

: Finished reading: The Life and Death of States by Natasha Wheatley 📚

: Finished reading: The Glass Wall by Max Egremont 📚

: Finished reading: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford 📚

: Finished reading: Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell 📚

: Almost the end of the work year. It’s been challenging, but I work with a great team, and that …

: Spring in Wellington #spring #wellington #pōneke #sun #trees

: Finished reading: Great Kingdoms of Africa by John Parker 📚 Excellent overview of some of the more …

: Finished reading: Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth 📚 A delightfully crafted history …

: Finished reading: Death in the Sauna by Dennis Altman 📚 Fantastic gay mystery / crime novel by one …

: Utterly delighted that my niece Eva Louise has been selected as part of the Women’s Under 19 …

: Finished reading: The Fall of Númenor by J. R. R. Tolkien 📚 A new edition of this came out recently …

: Finished reading: The Sol Majestic by Ferrett Steinmetz 📚

: Finished reading: Beowulf by Seamus Heaney 📚 Seamus Heaney’s brilliant verse translation of the Old …

: Finished reading: Beowulf: a Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell by J. R. R. …

: Moon sky

: Dinner with Bill at L’Houstalet restaurant, Port Vila, Vanuatu 🇻🇺

: I could get used to this … (part 2) #edenontheriver #vanuatu #efate #waterfalls #rivers #rockpools …

: Turquoise waters. Moso Island, Vanuatu 🇻🇺

: Chilling in Vanuatu 🇻🇺 - Moso Island

: I could get used to this … #amalfiapartments #ellukroad #portvila #vanuatu #swimming #pool

: Rainbows from Amalfi Apartments, Elluk Road, Port Vila

: Port Vila, Vanuatu Bill and Jo in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Visited Port Vila market for fresh fruit and …

: Wet evening, Willis St, Wellington

: Pōneke sunset sequence from the air

: Bill in Port Vila

: Finished reading: Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree 📚 Absolutely loved this book. The …

: Finished reading: Translation State by Ann Leckie 📚 A surprising and inventive book of …

: Current reading 4 Aug 2023 After 4 days of “No Book Purchase August”, I’ve started in on my book stacks in …

: My unread book stacks are a little out of control. Having acknowledged I have a problem, I’m doing …

: Wonderful visit to the Lego Brickman Jurassic Exhibition at Tākina with the grandkids.

: The latest set of books borrowed from the Eva Street Library: Enjoy, Theo and Claude!

: Great to welcome Mr Go's to Eva Street!

: Finished reading: The Last Heir to Blackwood Library by Hester Fox 📚

: Family brunch for Matariki at Floriditas #family #brunch #matariki #matariki2023

: The Diva, The Deity, The Drag Queen … the Divine Miss Polly Filla - exquisite. #diva #deity …

: Mānawatia a Matariki @EvaStreet #matariki #matariki2023 #evastreet #hannahslaneway …

: We ran a party 🏳️‍🌈

: Just a little party we pulled together…

: Deuxième dîner d’adieu avant de partir pour Vanuatu @ Shepherd Restaurant #dinner …

: Premier dîner d’adieu au Vanuatu #farewell #dinner #vanuatu 🇻🇺 at Concord Restaurant …

: Runner 🏃‍♂️

: Beach walk, Hōkio #hokio #hokiobeach

: Key Lime Pie - from Hōkio limes. #limes #pie #keylimepie #billhastings #family #familydinner

: Morning rain, morning light. #hōkio #hokiobeach #rain #light #morning #mōrena Collage of views from …

: Blue sky day. #bluesky #blueskyday #pōneke #streets

: Walk in the sun with my sister Louise, visiting from Brisbane #family #sister #sun #walking

: Sparkling #evansbaymarina #evansbay #pōneke #marina #sun #water #sea

: Pre-dinner drinks for dad’s 82nd birthday #birthday #82 #82nd #82ndbirthday #family

: Mōrena Pōneke. #mōrena #atamārie #pōneke #evast #hannahslaneway

: That green light, we want it. #pōneke #mōrena #morning #light

: Today Pōneke was sublime #pōneke #wellington #sun #light #sublime

: Riding into the future. #wellington #pōneke #cycling #trees #sublight Two cyclists on Willis St …

: Ngāi Tukairangi Trust Tukituki orchard Amazing solar-powered elevated mobile orchard pruning and picking platforms #horticulture #orchard …

: Coffee stop in Waipukurau #raodtrip #coffee #waipukurau #aotearoa

: Lazy Sunday afternoon After a very busy family weekend, it’s nice just to relax and do very little.

: Bill on a beach. #billhastings #beach #sun #walk #loveofmylife

: Today’s harvest. #limes #feijoas #onefig

: A truly fabulous family occasion - the Twins 80th birthday. Gathering at a sunny seaside deck and …

: And then the sun came out … #winter #sun #beach #batch #family #kāpiti #coast #cards #deck #80th …

: Family winter swimming madness! #beach #swim #winter #family #freezing #kāpiti #80th #80thbirthday

: Aunty Jo and Fred comedy duo #bakers #barrs #luffs #twins #80th #80thbirthday

: Family craziness has begun! #bakers #barrs #luffs #twins #80th #80thbirthday

: Kāpiti coast, Raumati #beach #coast #kāpiti #raumati #family

: Figs, Figs, Feijoas and Limes. The bounty of Hōkio.

: Mōrena. Even on the hard days, keep at it.

: Queenstown, early morning run 🏃‍♂️

: Fairlight Station and homestead, Southland. Wonderful visit to talk about their all female shepherds …

: Garston, Southland. Visiting Garston Hops, the southernmost hops growers in Aotearoa.

: Poached feijoas #feijoas #poached #preserves

: Finished reading: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson 📚 A gloriously written story of hidden first love …

: Candlelit study #candle #books #study #library

: Ottolenghi birthday feast Ottolenghi birthday feast at Hōkio prepared by Andrew and Alec #hōkio #hokiobeach #feast #birthday …

: Chill’n in the garden #hōkio #hokiobeach #garden #chill #chilling #palms #weekend #tunes

: Fire in the Sky #mōrena #morning #sunrise #pōneke #wellington

: Misty morning #tāmaki #tāmakimakaurau #auckland #quickvisit #mōrena #morning #misty #harbour #view …

: A little art in Auckland #tāmaki #tāmakimakaurau #toiotāmaki #aucklandartgallery #tate #light …

: Golden hour in Hagley Park 🌳 #ōtautahi #hagleypark #christchurch

: Just a little party. 🌈🎉 #CubaDupa #HouseParty #EvaSt # HannahsLaneway #Pōneke

: Mōrena Tāmaki Makaurau #mōrena #AtaMārie #morning #workout #LesMills #KyberPass #Newmarket #Tāmaki …

: Great way to start the day after a fabulous concert 🎶 📚 🥯 #deli #federalstreetdelicatessen …

: A Night to Remember Fantastic party for Mayor Tory Whanau's 40th. Wonderful party, great people, and …

: Pōneke - a collage #tepapa #toiartgallery #stjohnsbar #goldings #pōneke #sun #autumn …

: Fabulous Day Party at the White Barn with Hamish and Alastair, a quick visit to see Mum and Dad at …

: If anyone in Pōneke needs an in-depth guide to the Scythians and other historical steppe peoples I …

: Temporary solution to the 2023 shelving crisis - double stacking. Not an acceptable long term …

: Currently reading: The Darker Angels of Our Nature edited by Philip Dwyer 📚 A refutation of …

: Blissful time at Hōkio.

: A Man and His Pride by Luke Rutledge Review: A Man and His Pride by Luke Rutledge 📚 This was the prefect book to read on the way home …

: What a crew! What a parade! #parade #tradies #gay #sydney #mardigras #worldpride Mardi Gras parade …

: The Sydney World Pride / Mardi Gras 2023 Sussex St Library 📚 #books #library #sydney #worldpride …

: Incredible collection at the Sydney Modern art gallery. #art #modernart #gallery #sydney

: Enjoying the vibe and catching up with friends at Sydney World Pride 2023. #sydneyworldpride2023

: Morning reading after a fantastic first night of @sydneyworldpride - with a couple of books from …

: Wonderful World Pride Exhibition by @thelittleblackgallery 📷 #photography #art #exhibition …

: Successful book haul from Abbeys Bookshop in central Sydney 📚🛍️😜😳 So many great history books! (Some …

: Relaxing at our apartment for the duration of Sydney World Pride 🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🏳️‍🌈

: Started reading: The Tyranny of Faith by Richard Swan 📚 I enjoyed the first the Empire of the Wolf …

: Finished reading: Godkiller (Godkiller, Book 1) by Hannah Kaner 📚 Oh yes! Fantastic! More please :)

: Storm on the way…. #CycloneGabrielle #storm #Wellington #Pōneke #Aotearoa

: Early morning Pōneke #Pōneke #Wellington #EvaSt

: Northwestern Festival for Meg's 40th

: Finished reading: Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell 📚 Fun queer space opera in the same universe …

: Bougiest chickens - got their own holiday home… #chickens #hokio #wellington #holiday #HolidayHome …

: Delicious tomato salad, crispy potato and beans. #summer #dinner #family #beach #hokio

: Hot and sunny at Hōkio (30C), after the rain #Hōkio #hokiobeach #sun #summer #heat #AfterTheRain …

: The Federal Store, Ngāmotu #brunch #holiday #roadtrip #friends #Taranaki

: Books and coffee, Taranaki style #books #coffee #NgāMotu #Taranaki #holiday #roadtrip

: A break by the lake. #RotoKawau #LakeVirginia #Whanganui #roadtrip

: Mōrena from Hōkio! #hōkio #hokiobeach #horowhenua #morena #AtaMārie

: Te Aro Park, early morning. #TeAro #TeAroPark #pōneke #wellington #mōrena #AtaMārie

: Olives and figs This years crop of figs and olives look good! #garden #produce #olives #figs #Hōkio …

: Finished reading: Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo 📚 Wow. That was a ride and a half!

: Last night in Carbrook, Queensland. A most delightful and relaxing week. #Family #Holiday #Relax …

: Delightful dinner with Louise, Dave and Aiden at Victoria Point, Queensland. #Family #Dinner …

: AIR exhibit at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. 🖼️ #Family #Art #Exhibit #Brisbane #QLD

: Finished reading: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo 📚 Well crafted tale of magic, privilege, colleges, …

: Family walks ! #Bakers #Barrs #Australia #QLD #walk

: My new home for the next week 📷 #Brisbane #Australia #Pool #Relaxing #Family

: Finished reading: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan 📚 This one was fast and furious, gripping and …

: Fresh produce from the Eketāhuna country garden 📷 #Eketāhuna #CountryCottage #family #garden

: Good morning from Eketāhuna cottage 📷 #eketāhuna #cottage #morning #light

: Finished reading: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka 📚 A marvel. #mīharo

: Quick visit to Eketāhuna Cottage. 📷 #Eketāhuna #cottage #garden #family

: Back at Hōkio…. 📷 #hōkio #hokiobeach

: Happy New Year! Had a fabulous evening partying with a wonderful and eclectic group of people. Such …

: New Year’s Day walk, Mākara Beach. #Mākara #walk #nyd2023

: Year in books for 2022 Here are some more of the books I finished reading in 2022: {{< bookgoals 2022 >}}

: Finished reading: Fen, Bog and Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the …

: Meri Kirihimete à tous le monde! Sending good wishes to you all; may you have a wonderful day :) …

: The grandkids brought their chickens with them on holiday. We even set them up with their own …

: Started reading: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 📚 I was gifted this last Xmas - and didn’t get …

: Hōkio garden bliss 📷 #garden #Hōkio #HōkioBeach #Horowhenua #Summer #Aotearoa 🇳🇿

: Ōtaki Expressway first drive Today I drove on the new Ōtaki Expressway from Pēka Pēka bypassing Ōtaki township for the first …

: Continuing exploration of shading trees in Pōneke. These are on Cuba Mall. 📷 #Shade #Trees …

: Just arrived: The Wordhord by Hana Videen 📚 Heard a lot about this - can’t wait to dive in :)

: Currently reading: The Glass Wall by Max Egremont 📚 This one is interesting so far - a travel book - …

: Shade-giving trees in inner city Pōneke. 📷 #trees #shade #InnerCity

: Today’s book purchase: “Procopius: The Secret History” (Folio Society, 1990) from the excellent …

: Viral 'tripledemic' is keeping many of us sick for weeks at a time From a Washington Post story today: As Year 4 of the coronavirus pandemic approaches, Lane and …

: It’s a big one. 📷 #Construction #Infrastructure #Water #Pōneke #Wellington

: Bird flying over a Pōhutukawa tree in Te Aro park. 📷 #Pōhutukawa #tree #bird #park #TeAro #Pōneke …

: Pōneke and Te Whanganui-a-Tara from Mata-i-Rangi lookout; view across the city and harbour to Te …

: Summer is in full bloom in Pōneke. Pōhutukawa tree in Te Aro park. 📷 #Pōhutukawa #Summer #Pōneke …

: Finished reading: Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan 📚 Really enjoyed this one. I enjoyed …

: Apartment renovations story Today’s Pōneke / Wellington newspaper has a story about the recent renovations to the apartment that …

: First negroni in a long while…

: End of a long saga in Kiribati It has been a very long year for my partner, Judge Bill Hastings, as a serious constitutional crisis …

: Flowers of Kirikiriroa

: Kirikiriroa and the mighty Waikato awa (river).

: Not a bad day.

: Andrew Bayer Live at ABGT500 Los Angeles Andrew Bayer's live set at Above & Beyond's Group Therapy 500 at the Banc of California Stadium …

: Lies are the path to totalitarianism “Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked …

: Flowers of Te Aro streets Flowers seen on a walk along Te Aro streets.

: Finished re-reading: The Ness Of Brodgar - As It Stands 📚- an overview of the current state of the …

: The Ness of Brodgar The Ness of Brodgar Excavation continues to uncover fascinating information about Neolithic Orkney: …

: Finished reading: The Adventures of Ibn Battuta 📚- accounts of the 14thC travels of Ibn …

: A home or place of safety is essential to enable us to venture boldly into the world. #mbnov …

: I never really liked eating fish until a few years ago. Now I prefer it raw. #mbnov

: Long term trends fascinate me; fads don’t. It’s working out which is which that is the problem. …

: Auckland train and bus to the airport Auckland airport from Britomart station by train and bus transfer at Puhinui station - transfers …

: The motivation to get and stay fit has been simple - I want to feel good and relaxed in my body. …

: Rufus Du Sol Went to the Rüfüs Du Sol concert in Tāmaki Makaurau last night. It was pure joy and …

: Getting up early, meditating and excercising regularly aren’t easy things to do - but the …

: My morning ritual involves getting up at 5:30am, meditating, then either the gym or a run. Then …

: I think we all need to work hard to retain our composure in the face of the many challenges and …

: I absolutely love following along as the ongoing excavations at the Ness of Brodgar reveal new …

: She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 BC This exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York from October 2022 to February 2023 …

: Viking Textiles Show Women Had Tremendous Power Exciting article that details new findings on the archeology of textiles in the Viking era, and the …

: Alexa, Amazon and loss leading So it seems that Alexa is making huge losses for Amazon. It is not that making losses is unusual for …

: Way up high

: Various views of Pōneke

: I had the opportunity yesterday to provide the sector I work in with a comprehensive update of the …

: Watching sheep quietly graze the green pastoral landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand is remarkably …

: Today is Bill and I's 25th anniversary. It's the anniversary of our first date, on 22 November 1997. …

: The fatigue resulting from my second round of Covid has unfortunately meant I have had to put quite …

: I’ve been playing a bunch of Canadian songs on repeat today. I made a playlist for Bill which he …

: This is so wonderful… literature-clock.jenevoldsen.com @Miraz - I think I might need to learn how to …

: Real time chronicle of the Space Karen debacle: Twitter is Going Great!

: First summer irises at Hōkio beach.

: The promise of Feijoas!

: I’m usually reading more than one novel at a time. Ill-disciplined? Or just greedy? #mbnov

: Plants and rocks at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Pōneke.

: I never tire of reading books. I could do it all the time :) #mbnov #books #reading

: The ancient art of barrel making, the work of a ‘Cooper’, has always fascinated me. One of many …

: Ivy. Hannah’s Courtyard.

: Laneways of Wellington

: I’ve never really understood the appeal of a franchise. I want to do things that I’m passionate …

: The aluminium window frames of many modern buildings in Aotearoa have terrible thermal efficiency. …

: Reasons to get out of the office in Pōneke today …. #Pōneke #harbour #Wellington #YCBWOAGD #sun …

: I’m very keen to leave the office today and spend more time in the sun. #Pōneke #raumati …

: Captivated and transported by Red Leap’s interpretation of Janet Frame’s “Owls Do Cry” this …

: Late night views of an Aro Valley tower block. #Pōneke #night #tower

: This book looks fascinating: The Oldest Living Things in the World (Rachel Sussman)📚

: Since it was pouring with rain again this morning, I had to adjust my excercise schedule; swap out a …

: “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer. ” …

: After the rain #wellington #pōneke #water #boats #pier

: Family brunch at Greta Point Café. (Just before the thunderstorm arrived and rain bucketed …

: Finished reading: Shadowlands by Matthew Green 📚

: “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” Maya …

: I have “defederated” (deleted) my cross-posting to Mastodon from Microblog - not because …

: Kritika's Kitchen Can’t stop thinking about the wonderful food that Kritika and the team at Shepherd restaurant …

: In Aotearoa NZ today, a “Minister” is a member of the governing Cabinet, with …

: Wonderful meal at Kritika’s Kitchen at Shepherd Restaurant- just the best. #food #feast #pōneke …

: I’m pretty certain that this is one of the best days in Pōneke this spring. #pōneke …

: Courtney Place, Pōneke, in fine form. #pōneke #wellington #aotearoa #YCBWOAGD

: Glorious morning on Hannah’s Laneway #AtaMārie #morning #hannahslaneway #evast

: Achieving consensus in an inclusive and equitable manner is always a challenge; but it is almost …

: Good morning everyone. Great view through the ‘jungle’ out to the Hannah’s Laneway and the blue sky …

: Kapuka (Griselinia littoralis)

: “Insight cannot be taken back. You cannot return to the moment you were in before.” Hilary Mantel …

: Hōkio garden. Great place for a meditative morning.

: Have just finished my first virtual meditative “retreat” with the [Waking …

: Hōkio - inside & out. #hōkio #hokiobeach #horowhenua #aotearoa #batch #beach #sun

: None of us should be exempt from the maxim “This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must …

: Mōrena Pōneke. #morning #pōneke #wellington #aotearoa

: I’m constantly in awe and admiration of the work of our public health workers in Aotearoa. …

: An oasis in the city. Gardens, seats, trees, and the Bucket Fountain. Cuba Street, Pōneke, …

: To be fair to Pōneke, after this morning’s downpour she’s turned on a lovely day!

: The weather in Pōneke (Wellington), Aotearoa is utterly foul today, and I’m still in …

: Back to cooking breakfasts; now I have the energy. Bit of a feast really. #mbnov

: Finally beginning to feel well again after a bout of the flu; which seems to have layered on top of …

: On our streets

: Taking it easy on this first day of November 2022. I’m leaving Twitter, and focusing on …

: Gloriously warm day in Pōneke

: Best brunch at Shepherd Restaurant www.shepherdrestaurant.co.nz

: Te Aro Park, early morning

: Wellington morning

: Anjunadeep Open Air Los Angeles Jody Wistenoff and Jono Grant

: Anjunadeep Open Air Los Angeles

: Above and Beyond Group Therapy 500 “A Thing Called Love”

: Above & Beyond Group Therapy 500 - Los Angeles, Banc of California Stadium

: "Jeremy + Bill" (Oliver Cain, 2021) The wonderful piece of art commissioned from Oliver Cain to celebrate 25 years together in 2022 is …

: Te Papa Tongarewa | NZ National Museum - early morning July 2022

: Te Whanganui a Tara sunrise

: Finished reading: Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune 📚

: Finished reading: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo 📚

: Matariki and the European Bronze Age Aotearoa NZ is about to celebrate Matariki - the appearance of a constellation of stars that herald …

: Old Babylonian Survey tablet (Si.427) An Australian mathematician, Dr Daniel Mansfield, has recently completed an analysis of an Old …

: Morning light

: Wellington sunset - 2 June 2022

: First paperback edition - Lord of the Rings Repaired and rebound 1968 first paperback edition of the Lord of the Rings. This copy was bought by …

: Good morning Australia 🇦🇺

: Exhibition catalog from “Queer - Stories from the NGV collection”. National Gallery of Victoria, …

: Post COVID recovery ❤️‍🩹 done right. Books. Pie. Donut. Rest. Repeat?

: Finished reading: Fortunes of Africa by Martin Meredith 📚

: Finished reading: Where We Land by Tim Jones 📚

: Finished reading: The Babel Message by Keith Kahn-Harris 📚

: Finished reading: Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones 📚

: Finished reading: History of Ukraine-Rus’ by Mykhailo Hrushevsky 📚

: From one library … to another … #books #libraries #reading #recovery #renovations …

: Feijoa chutney done!

: Hōkio Feijoa chutney

: Finished reading: In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens 📚

: Finished reading: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell 📚

: CC at the Creativity Table

: Four new LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 books 📚 from alphabetbookclub.nz to help my post Covid recovery ❤️‍🩹

: First ripe fig from Hōkio

: Finished reading: Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas 📚

: Dappled light

: First ripe fig

: Finished reading: The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele 📚

: Finished reading: The Wolf Age by Tore Skeie 📚

: Started reading: The Wolf Age by Tore Skeie 📚

: The main library

: Finished reading: The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber 📚

: The History of Ukraine-Rus’ (Mykhailo Hrushevsky) #ukraine #history #ukrainehistory …

: Finished reading: The End of Antiquity by J. K. Knight 📚

: Perfect Day

: Green flower

: Pink sky

: Finished reading: Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas 📚

: Evening light

: Deciphering Linear B Really enjoying reading three related books at once: - The Decipherment of Linear B by John Chadwick …

: Finished reading: Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham 📚 A great start to an new series by one of …

: Decanted

: Hōkio lemons 🍋 2022

: Dinner prep. It takes a table.

: Hōkio evening #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach #evening #sunset #horowhenua #aotearoa

: High summer, Hōkio. #hōkio #hokio #hokiobeach #summer #sun #view #horowhenua #aotearoa

: Meri Kirihimete no Hōkio! And best wishes from Waving Bill! We are delighted you made it back from …

: Joint Hastings-Baker Family Christmas Eve dinner. #family #dinner #desert #billhastings #hōkio …

: Mum presents, Hōkio Christmas Irises 2021. #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach #garden #summer #xmas #xmas2021 …

: Splendid dinner at Wolf restaurant with Bill to celebrate his successful return from Kiribati for …

: Closed | Open | Closed | Open #door #copper #copperdoor #renovations #recycle #reuse #loftstyle …

: 57th wedding anniversary lunch with mum and dad #family #anniversary #weddinganniversary #57years …

: Glorious spring flowers at Eke County Cottage #eketahuna #eketāhuna #ekecountrycottage #flowers …

: A strange calm

: Significant joinery progress. This is not only astounding craftwork, it is art. #joinery #craftwork …

: Progress in the pantry… #renovations #recycle #warehouseapartment #openplan #design #evastreet …

: That way. pier #direction #calm #water #boats #sunset #evansbay #tewhanganuiatara #aotearoa

: Joinery install has begun ! #renovations #recycle #warehouseapartment #openplan #design #evastreet …

: Night walk home, Pōneke, Aotearoa. #night #walk #pōneke #wellington #wellingtonnz #vicuni …

: Painting 🖼 and windows 🪟 done! Joinery install next!! #renovations #recycle …

: Waihi Falls, Tararua District #waihifalls #tararua #waterfall #upclose #spring #roadtrip2021

: Blossom #spring #blossom #garden #eketāhuna #ekecountrycottage #roadtrip2021

: Eketāhuna Country Cottage - spring garden #eketāhuna #eketahuna #ekecountrycottage #garden #spring …

: Country morning, Taratahi #country #morning #prerun #run #spring #taratahi #carterton #wairarapa …

: Ka pō, ka ao, ka awatea! #newday #newera #newbeginnings #newzealand #aotearoa

: Beru island, Kiribati A few pictures from the island of Beru, one of the southern islands of Kiribati 🇰🇮 - the impacts of …

: Team farewell dinner. #team #farewell #dinner #thanks #awesometeam #economics #insights #blnz

: Eva St renovation update Plastering is completed. Sanding, painting, joinery installation, and …

: Calm. (And Facebook is down! Yay!) #calm #facebook #peace

: Boyz Weekend Brunch with my nephew

: Ka awatea, Te Akau-Tangi. #dawn #newday #newbeginnings #pōneke #teakautangi #tewhanganuiatara …

: Levitating #walk #bush #nikau #ngahere #horowhenua #aotearoa

: Bella likes the view from the deck at Hōkio #dog #view #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach

: Dinner with Katie and Eva #dinner #family #celebration #pasta #cubastreet #wellington #pōneke …

: Théo, Badger and Simon came to Hōkio Beach #friends #beach #walks #sun #spring #hokio …

: Kio Bay, Te Whanganui-a-Tara #sun #harbour #water #wellington #tewhanganuiatara #pōneke #aotearoa

: Lazy afternoon in the garden #garden #palms #tunes #birds #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach …

: Rivulets #beach #evening #driftwood #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach #horowhenua #aotearoa

: Reaching #beach #evening #driftwood #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach #horowhenua #aotearoa

: Hōkio morning #morning #hokio #hōkio #hokiobeach #spring #garden #beach #sun #dawn #horowhenua …

: A break in the weather #waterfront #stormbreak #spring #evansbay #wellington #aotearoa

: Happy Father’s Day dad! It’s been so delightful to spend time with you and mum over the last few …

: Re-used steel panel art wall with copper door. #renovations #recycle #warehouseapartment #openplan …

: Moody waters #water #moody #spring #shellybay #wellington #aotearoa

: Walks around Wellington #walks #wellington #lockdown #exercise #level3 #aotearoa

: Morning, Greta Point. #evansbay #gretapoint #wellington #lockdown #level3 #aotearoa

: Sunny day #spring #wellington #lockdown #level3 #uniteagainstcovid19 #aotearoa

: Evening walk. #lockdown #lockdownnz #wellingtonnz #aotearoa

: Flat water, evening walk. #lockdown #lockdownnz #wellingtonnz #aotearoa

: After one week… #renovations #design #reuse #industrialdesign #evastreet #evastreetlaneways …

: Le Cercle Noir. A truly outstanding food, wine and sensory experience. Thanks Shepherd Restaurant …

: Au clair de la lune. #moon #night #moonlight #wellingtonnz #aotearoanz

: Renovations, Part 2. Delayed by COVID. Finally underway. #renovations #design #reuse …

: Morning Light #morena #teaomarama #evastreet #hannahslaneway #wellingtonnz #aotearoanz

: Bill arrives in Tarawa, Kiribati I’m so incredibly proud of Bill. He’s just arrived safely in Tarawa, Kiribati 🇰🇮 to take up a 3 year …

: "Herself" (movie) Saw ‘Herself’, a stunning and shocking film (in so many ways) directed by Phyllida Lloyd, and …

: Pie @ Oli and Mi Delicious venison and Guinness pie @ Oli and Mi Kitchen, Pito-one, Pōneke.

: Sneaky dinner at @oli_and_mi kitchen before a movie at Lighthouse Petone. #dinner #billhastings …

: New artwork - “Hidden Pleasure” (George Georgas 2019).

: Bill @ Shepherd Restaurant

: Aotearoa NZ | Britain compared …

: Morning over Hauraki

: Local lunch … FIX & FOGG goo.gl/maps/B4AA…

: Rainbow 🌈 Fieldays

: Selection of Surrealism. Te Papa, Wellington.

: Surreal. Exhibition @ Te Papa; with Llewellyn.

: Signs of Hannahs Laneway | Eva Street

: Morning!

: Early.

: Wellington Harbour. Winter.

: Grandkids visiting Hōkio

: Very proud of the mahi (work) my partner has undertaken for the last nine years: …

: Books on Early Medieval England Two new books on Early Medieval England. Quite apart from anything else, both are exquisite objects. …

: American Gods - Vols 1 - 3 A new addition to the library. Bill approved. - Volume 1: Shadows - Volume 2: My Ainsel - Volume 3: …

: South Tarawa - 4,741km away....

: Rainbow Moon (c) Andrew McCarthy (https://cosmicbackground.io/): "The Partial Eclipse, not long before …

: Dad's 80th birthday! Big family gathering at Eketahuna Country Cottage for dad's 80th birthday.  

: Family dinner jazz hands!

: Two new books... Two new books arrived today. 📚 Both advance the notion that key philosophical ideas 'remade …

: NZ Photography Collected Excellently curated selection of Aotearoa New Zealand photography from some of the earliest …

: "Jeremy + Bill" (Oliver Cain, 2021) Commissioned work. Oliver Cain Studios, "Interpretation" Series. Absolutely delighted with how this …

: About last night

: Wand Dance "Wand Dance", Len Lye Foundation / Len Lye (1965, 2018) A reconstruction of Len Lye's 1965 "Witch …

: stars start falling Exhibition of the works of Teuane Tibbo, Ani O'Neill and Salome Tanuvasa at the Govett-Brewster …

: there is no before Exhibition at Govett-Brewster Gallery of the works of Dale Harding (Bidjara, Garingbal and …

: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth / Ngāmotu, Aotearoa.

: Monica's Eatery Monica's Eatery, New Plymouth / Ngāmotu.

: Quietly Disfigured Quietly Disfigured (2020) Shannon Novak.  Acrylic, pencil and ink. Puke Ariki, Ngāmotu.

: Ngaa Hau Ngaakau "Ngā Hau Ngākau" - Exhibition at Puke Ariki, Ngāmotu.

: Egmont St Eatery brunch

: Winter sun in Wellington

: City park, Wellington

: Dinner with Bill @ Logan Brown

: Storm morning

: Whānau pizza night!

: Feijoa cordial - just immerse feijoa skins in cold water, keep in the fridge for 3 days. Drink in …

: Intriguing new book - “Thebes - the Forgotten City of Ancient Greece” (Paul Cartledge, 2020).

: Family time - off to Waiheke #family #ferry #auckland #waihekeisland

: 5 stars to Inventing the World: Venice and the Transformation of Western Civilization by Meredith F. …

: I’ve now been using LibraryThing for 15 years…. www.librarything.com/profile/f…

: Using the whole fruit… feijoa upside-down cake, feijoa chutney & feijoa skin cordial …

: Hōkio morning, Autumn 2021

: Reflections #lestweforget

: Feijoa chutney.

: Actually quite a few feijoas…

: Just a few feijoas

: Fun party. CubaDupa Festival & Wellington Pride. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎💖

: Pōneke Pride Hīkoi - Happy Wellington Pride! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎💖

: Four new sets of playing cards

: Hokio evenings

: Urban deconstruction

: Glorious sunny day on Cuba Street, Wellington NZ

: Dinner with Freddy, Megan & Bill @ Old Quarter

: Happy Mardi Gras! It’s a great shame that those of us in Aotearoa NZ can’t join our cousins in …

: River Kings: A New History of Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads 📚 An exciting new …

: Bill & CC

: Views of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

: Hokio Beach morning

: Endive, orange and pomegranate salad. Family dinner preparation.

: Witi Ihimaera appearing as Tama-nui-te-rā in Taki Rua’s the world premier performance of “Navigating …

: Yum Cha with grandpapa, Chinese New Year

: Happy Valentines from these little monsters! “You buy flowers 🌺 for people you love. These are for …

: Nunuku's cave petroglpyphs Our first visit on 6 February was to Te Ana a Nunuku (Nunuku’s cave) and the petroglyphs (rock …

: Waitangi Day in Waitangi (the *other* Waitangi)... The 6th of February is Aotearoa New Zealand’s national day - commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti …

: Waitangi, Rēkohu Waitangi is the main settlement of Rēkohu (Chatham Island / Wharekauri). Hotel Chatham is the centre …

: Rēkohu and Rangihaute visit (5-8 February 2021) A group of friends and I visited Rēkohu (Chatham Island) and Rangihaute (Pitt Island) over Aotearoa …

: Never gets old

: Moonlight palms moonlight #palms #garden #night #hokio #aotearoanz

: Southern Cross over Hokio #stars #starlight #southerncross #milkyway #hokio #aotearoanz

: Exploring Taper Eatery, Levin/Taitoko #billhastings #brunch #levin #taitoko #weekend #horowhenua …

: “Seasons Change” Glass mounted on recycled wooden framed windows. Lisa Walsh, Waverley, Taranaki, …

: Moody day

: Today’s work view. #worklife #wellingtonnz #aotearoanz

: New addition - just across from work! #lunch #eatingout #bagels #wellingtonnz #aotearoanz

: A little garden renovation. Mexican Fan Palms replacing a weed filled bed. #garden #palms #hokio …

: Traditional Hōkio Iris Explosion #hokio #hokiobeach #irises #flowers #garden #beach #summer …

: Drinks & dinner @ Hokio #summer #sun #garden #drinks #dinner #friends #hokio #hokiobeach …

: Blissful summer days at the bach #bach #summer #kiwisumer #sun #garden #flowers #palms #hokio …

: Lilies, lilies, everywhere. eketāhuna #eketahuna #ekecountrycottage #garden #flowers #aotearoanz

: Mum in her garden, Eketāhuna Country Cottage #eketāhuna #eketahuna #ekecountrycottage #family …

: Mum & Jenni @ Eke Cottage

: “Azadi” - Freedom, Fascism, Fiction - Arundhati Roy An incredible set of essays on our …

: Absolutely poured with rain last night, but breakfast on the deck this morning…

: Georgia, Georgia The whole day through This old sweet song Keeps Georgia on my mind…

: Stunning day in the garden

: I bought some art … Two pieces titled “Seasons Change”, by Lisa Walsh, an artist based in Waverley, …

: 2021 is better than 2020….

: Xmas Part Deux @ Eketāhuna Country Cottage #ekecountrycottage #eketahuna #xmas #family #aotearoanz

: Meri Kirihimete no Hōkio!

: Hokio beach sunset

: Last days of an icon.

: Pohutukawa lawn - Xmas in Aotearoa #pohutukawa #aotearoanz

: Out of office is on… won’t be back till this nightmare of a year is gone!

: It’s been a year … thank goodness I’ve had this fabulous human with me all the …

: Flower gift from a friend. Thank you so much :) #flowers #gifts #balcony #summer

: 4 random beautiful books from the Library. #beautifulbooks #buylocal #buylocalnz @vicbks …

: Such a great brunch at the weekend. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant in our …

: Eke country cottage flowers

: Blue sky in the city

: Sun dappled #sun #dappled #apartment #evast

: The sun shines a little in Wellington

: Oh what a night …

: Party hosts #xmas #party #billhastings #aotearoanz

: Ready for the party…

: Bentley is kinda cute

: Sun in the laneway #wellingtonnz

: Summer is coming #hokio #summer #olives #trees

: Fresh spring in the city.

: Lambton Quay

: Morning light.

: What to do tonight? It’s a dilemma. #mbnov

: So moody, so good. Thanks Jack, amazing show.

: On the water #spring #calm #water #harbour #wellingtonnz #aotearoa

: I try to call my parents every few days. Today they were busy in garden, caring for yet more …

: Testing Xmas treat options… someone has to do it … #xmas #treats #mincepies #stollen …

: Fully loaded. MacBook Air M1, iPadPro, and Bullet Journal. You got this.

: Eketahuna country cottage roses

: It’s time to start making provision for Xmas 🎄 #mbnov

: NZ is doing its best to capture any cases of COVID–19 at the border #mbnov

: What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In? nytimes.com Calling out assumes the worst. Calling in involves conversation, compassion and …

: "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds …

: Love this landscape in the eastern Wairarapa hills. Fabulous erosion control and use of sub-clover …

: It’s been a long, busy, and very productive week - but my energy levels are starting to fade. Bring …

: Something interesting to read on my first flight ✈️ for ages… LibraryThing Catalog Entry

: Glorious morning on the laneway #wellingtonnz #hannahslaneway #aotearoa #city #streets #spring

: Sunset, Martinborough Hotel A fabulous end to a great day made possible by our wonderful farmer and …

: I have a level of dependence on the new word for Microblogvember being posted before I go to sleep, …

: "The Viking Way: Magic and Mind in the Late Iron Age Scandinavia" Neil Price (Oxbow Books 2013), 2nd Edition, 432 pages, hardback. I have waited for this book for …

: Getting everyone on the same bus / train / waka is hard work, especially when it comes to climate …

: Warm spring afternoon #hokio #garden #spring

: “Landscape and Memory" by Simon Schama made a huge impression on me when it first came out in 1995. …

: Moody #hokio #hokiobeach #water #stream #morningwalk #horowhenua #aotearoanz

: Breakfast at Eketāhuna Country cottage - far from the madding crowds #eke #eketahuna #breakfast …

: Dad in the Eketāhuna Country Cottage garden #garden #family #ekecountrycottage #eketahuna …

: Dinner with a negroni. And Bill. At Havana Bar & Restaurant.

: So far, I am really, really enjoying macOS Big Sur. Installation went well, and my 2017 iMac is …

: It begins…

: I guess I’ll give downloading and installing macOS Big Sur a go… or should I wait a few …

: First pohutukawa flowers are out… summer must be coming…

: Changeable weather indeed. Now dappled sunlight and spring-green trees.

: The weather in Wellington is so changeable in spring, its really hard to know what to wear. #mbnov

: Actually taking the dive and ordering a MacBook Air M1 …

: Our local craft beer bar, Golding’s Free Dive. I’d say it’s one of my favs. #mbnov

: Dinner and a movie with my father, who would barely consider himself elderly #mbnov

: Wet. The drought has broken.

: May the Force be with you #mbnov

: Farewell Alex Trebek - all round great entertainer and Canadian 🇨🇦 - who hosted many shows before he …

: “A country of possibilities”. Welcome back, America.

: The ties that bind us are greater than the forces which seek to pull us apart #mbnov

: Lovely evening

: Bad Diaries, Verb Wellington, LitCrawl - truly wonderful#litcrawl #verbwellington #wellington …

: This book pretty much is everything about me at the moment … #books #sheep #history #life …

: NZ Parliamentary Library

: Parliamentary trees

: I haven’t had to inflate a rugby 🏉 ball in years. But I do remember playing rugby with New Zealand’s …

: It’s puzzling why so many people vote the way they do, all over the world #mbnov

: It seems there is nothing some politicians will not stoop to, in order to retain power… #mbnov

: I’m near to going to bed. What a day. #mbnov

: Mist in the hills

: It never ceases to astonish me how beautiful blossom in spring is #mbnov

: Fresh growth Walk through Central Park, Wellington, Aotearoa NZ.

: Spring in the city When it's like this outside, it's hard to concentrate on work... #mbnov 02

: Community housing, Wellington City Council. Delighted that this has been fully renovated.

: Dia de Los Muertos, Hannah’s Laneway 2020 'Day of the Dead' could be a little deary, but not when …

: Burger Liquor, Wellington Birthday dinner for Toby, with Celine, Loretta and Bill.

: Looking out over the Hawkes Bay / Te Matau-a-Māui from Rissington Station.

: Eketahuna garden

: Visiting Eketahuna Cottage

: Cheap. Government spends $20 million on Covid-19 advertising campaign delivered at ‘breakneck …

: Hokio garden walkthrough

: Hokio spring flowers

: Hokio beach 21C

: Went to see “Baby Done” at the fabulous Lighthouse Cuba Cinema last night: One of the …

: Oriental Bay, Wellington

: Brunch @ Floriditas

: Streetscape at night

: A light shines in…

: Sunny city

: The official completion photos

: Beta version of the new Digital Bodleian is now online: digital2.bodleian.ox.ac.uk Exciting!

: Francis Hodgkins Exhibition - Adam Art Gallery - until 13 December 2020

: Dixon Street, Wellington

: New chocolate bars! @wellingtonchocolatefactory #chocolate #beantobar #fairtrade #smallbatch …

: NZ Bookshop Day - on Election Day!

: A new book 📚 for the new library 📚 from a new bookshop 📚 #library #books …

: New library layout 📚

: Family time! Brunch with Eva & Ash @brawsnacks @shepherdrestaurant

: It’s Election Day in Aotearoa New Zealand - if you haven’t already - vote!

: Farm open day, Marlborough NZ

: “The Burning of Books - A History of Knowledge Under Attack” 📚 (John Murray 2020) …

: Waterfront walks

: Wellington Harbour, Aotearoa New Zealand 8:45AM UTC/GMT+13 - Wednesday 14 October 2020 Hikitia …

: Ice plants in bloom 🌸

: Hōkio dune views

: Hōkio garden spring clean

: Streets of Wellington. The sun is definitely here.

: Spring in the city

: Fun times :) Meg, Maddy, Freddy & me.

: Aotearoa New Zealand takes voting seriously. These are the voting locations in Wellington City, …

: Celebration dinner after a good days work #cubastreet #wellingtonnz #billhastings #dinner

: The reading room takes shape… #renovations #kitchen #update #upgrade #warehouseapartment …

: Voted. #electionsnz

: Above & Beyond Group Therapy 400 - Live from London Listen: Apple Music | Spotify

: The brownshirts are preparing... The latest Atlantic story about extreme militia groups preparing to contest the US election is …

: Freddie and Maddy at Fix & Fogg Freddie and Maddy visited Fix & Fogg in the Hannah’s Laneway.

: Left Bank Laneway, Wellington

: There’s something wonderful about Shepherd Restaurant

: Belles Hot Chicken - Wellington on a Plate 2020

: The Book of Koli This looks like an interesting book 📚! Looks like another one I’ll need to track down and …

: Work - a history of how we spend out time James Suzman’s new book 📚 “Work - a history of how we spend out time” is a …

: Yes. #wellingtonnz

: Eva and Ash Eva and Ash at Eva's birthday dinner

: Van Gogh Alive Went to see the Van Gogh Alive exhibition for Eva's birthday. Bill, Mum, Eva and Katie

: Just started reading: Alaric the Goth by Douglas Boin 📚 LibraryThing Entry

: Currently reading: Laughing Shall I Die by Tom Shippey 📚 LibraryThing Entry

: Currently reading: The making of the ancient Greek economy by Alain Bresson 📚 LibraryThing …

: So Strava’s subscription is going to treble?!?? Bye bye Strava !!!

: Paul Melser dinner set Delighted at our new dinner set made for us by Paul Melser. Really works fantastically with the new …

: Family photos in the Eketahuna cottage garden Dad, me and Mum Jenni, me and Mum Mum and Jenni Jenni and me

: What a beautiful day! He rangi ātaahua tēnei!  #eke #eketahuna #ekecountrycottage #morena …

: The Children of Ash and Elm (Neil Price 2020) Every now and then a history book comes along that helps you think about the past in entirely new …

: Regency style in a warehouse loft setting An eclectic but aligned mixture of styles sometimes just works...

: Review of Piranesi - a novel by Susanna Clarke This new novel by Susanna Clarke (author of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), references (in …

: Susanna Clarke's new novel - "Piranesi" Fascinating new book 📚 Only just started reading it and it’s intriguing and …

: First season of lemons at Hokio Hōkio lemons 🍋 - first real good season.

: Wreck of the Hydrabad Exposed elements of the wreck of the Hydrabad Waitarere Beach Maritime Archeaology Association of NZ …

: Bill visits the wreck of the Hydrabad We went for a walk up the Hokio / Waitarere beach in search of the whale burial site, and …

: Snow on the Tararua Range Snow on the mountains, visible from sunny Hōkio Beach

: Sunny Wellington - Cuba Mall Sunny Wellington, Cuba Mall. After several days of wind and rain, it’s delightfully sunny.

: “The Making of the Middle Sea” New book 📚- “The Making of the Middle Sea” A history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the …

: Whale washes up dead on Hokio Beach A large whale washed up dead on Hōkio Beach. Muaūpoko Iwi, as mana whenua, were …

: Winter Pride @ Cardrona Winter Pride @ Cardrona 🏳️‍🌈 ⛷️

: Moonset over Queenstown Up early to head to the slopes, and watch the moonset over the mountains in Queenstown #travel …

: Road Trip during Winter Pride NZ Road trip! Queenstown to Cromwell via Arrowtown 🏳️‍🌈 #winterpridenz

: Arrowtown Library Arrowtown Library 📚 #library #books #heritage #otago #aotearoa #winterpridenz #travel

: First day of Winter Pride 2020 Queenstown looking fabulous. Great to catch up with friends. #winterpridenz …

: It's been a while since I've seen the inside of an airport lounge! Air New Zealand lounge, Wellington Airport, New Zealand. #nofilter

: NZ political folklore “Campaign” is part of NZ political folklore. I remember the 1996 Wellington Central campaign and …

: Now I just need someone to play it with “Lex Arcana” - alternative Roman history RPG

: Stormy morning on Matairangi It was particularly blustery on top of Matairangi this morning... Video: …

: Art under lights #art #renovations #lighting

: Happy with progress

: Eva St Apartment reorganisation continues

: Hokio winter garden Hōkio winter garden

: Morning Queenstown!

: Norman Fucking Rockwell ! Quite stunning. #music #lyrics #obitUSA music.apple.com/nz/album/…

: The Palms #hokio #garden #palms #winter #sun

: Kids & Alpaca's at the beach #sun #beach #kids #animals #hokio #hokiobeach #aotearoa

: Winter in Paradise #hokio #garden #hokiowinter #palms #peaceful

: Glorious sun ☀️ in Aro Valley #sun #aro #wellingtonz #aotearoa

: Dinner with Bill; he took the photo for a change... #wellingtonnz #wellington #dinner #billhastings

: Balmy. #nofilter #wellington #wellingtonnz #wellingtonshines #cubast #tearo

: Living in the city ain’t so bad... #wellington #wellingtonnz #wellingtonshines #evast #hannahslaneway #architecture #design #heritage …

: Serene. Coromandel.

: The glorious Coromandel with Badger 🦡 #views #roadtrip #party #friends #sea #sky

: The Irises are back!!  #hokio #hokiosummer #garden #endless #flowers

: Yet another stunning Hōkio morning! #hokio #hokiosummer #garden #bliss #luckytobealive

: Hokio garden #summer #hokio #hokiosummer

: Wallpaper has arrived! Tiger, tiger...

: DragQueensTown Winterpride 2018 🏳️‍🌈

: Serious progress Good progress on the ensuite shower tiles

: Dinner with the best Dinner with Bill

: Havana Bar, Wellington One of our favourites

: Hokio Beach  #nofilter

: Winter Sun Winter Sun. Hōkio.

: Moonlight dreams (feat. Venus) Above Dixon Street

: Calm waters, Wellington Wellington harbour

: Lake Kohangatera, Pencarrow Heads Great day walk

: Moonrise morning Early morning in Wellington

: Wellington sunrise #winter Early winter’s morning

: Winter fire in the sky Winter fire in the sky, Hōkio

: New tiles, new bathroom  

: Harbour by night Wellington harbour

: Oriental Bay by night A late night walk

: Ash & Eva at Hokio Fabulous time @ Hōkio with these two!

: Glorious morning on the coast Kāpiti Coast

: Outrageous, immoral, unacceptable.  Shame, America, shame. ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse …

: &ldquo;The Plot Against America&rdquo; Rereading Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America”. Because he warned America, but …

: SaveTheExpanse This is important #SaveTheExpanse Update: …

: Eketahuna crabapple jelly May 2018. This is delicious - thanks Dad!

: Something special 1980 McWilliams Cabernet Sauvignon 

: Badger with rabbits

: Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pakeha History I think I’ll go to this: Peter Wells - “Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā …

: Listening to Scars (Ilan Bluestone) Listening to Scars - Ilan Bluestone. Especially enjoying ‘I Believe’ and ‘Let Me …

: Couldn't help myself . . . New book: Creators, Conquerors, & Citizens LibraryThing Entry

: Splendid morning around Wellington Harbour Out for a run, lots to see.

: Oh I am enjoying this very much Oh I am enjoying this very much … Gin Wigmore: Ivory

: Reading on the bridge. #sundayreading

: Great Forest Run - Alastair, Jeremy & Katie!

: Hokio harvest, Part II Hōkio harvest, Part II

: Great Forest Run Heading to the Great Forest Run with Alastair & Katie

: Off to participate in the Great Forest Run - www.greatforestevents.org …

: Birthday dinner Loretta restaurant outdid themselves for my birthday dinner!

: Five types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved Fascinating: theconversation.com/five-type…

: NZ in for 'a wild couple of days' (just like 50 years ago...) Just like 50 years ago… NZ in for a wild couple of days

: Hokio Feijoa Harvest 2018 (Part I) 2018 Hōkio feijoa harvest, part 1. #hokiobounty

: Primordial jungle Primordial jungle, Hōkio.

: Pink fire on the ridge  

: Traditional Easter lamb roast  

: One of those days when you realise you really do live in Godzone . . .  

: Hokio Beach views

: CubaDupa 2018 CubaDupa 2018

: Country run Country run, Hōkio Beach road.

: Still morning, Wellington Still morning, Wellington.

: Dry wall garden Dry wall garden, Lombard Lane, Wellington

: Wellington, still, warm night Wellington, still, warm night.

: A little bit of history . . . An oral history of the world’s first gay rugby match - …

: Kapiti afire Kāpiti afire #summerlight #evening #kapiticoast

: Dinner at Peka Peka Dinner at Peka Peka #longsummer #kapiticoast #relaxing

: Hazey Days @ Rita Hazey Days @ Rita / 89 Aro St is #amazing #delicious #gethere #billhastings

: Smoked Mackerel hash, Hokio styles Smoked Mackerel hash, Hōkio styles #hokiosummer #delicious #healthy #homecooking #comeandgetit

: Laaaaate afternoon bbq in the garden Laaaaate afternoon bbq in the garden #hokiosummer #warmday #relaxing #delicious #badger

: A good book in a great spot A good book in a great spot #hokiosummer #underthetrees #shade #books #relaxation #warmday

: Just a casual Hokio summer lunch Just a casual Hōkio summer lunch #HokioSummer #spoilt #healthy #delicious #badger

: Dinner on the Deck Yet another warm summer evening dinner on the deck @ Hōkio #badger

: No so much&#8230; No so much…

: &ldquo;Rain&rdquo; @ Hokio Beach “Rain” @ Hōkio Beach

: Amazing summer dinner with great friends Amazing summer dinner with great friends @ Hōkio #HokioSummer #badger

: A little grey, but still hot and hazy A little grey, but still hot and hazy #HokioSummer

: Atlas of Winchester from 350AD to 1800 One of the most amazing things I’ve ever owned - atlas of Winchester from 350AD to 1800. …

: A little light brunch reading A little light brunch reading @ Floriditas

: Lyall Bay surf, Maranui Cafe Lyall Bay surf, Maranui Cafe

: Rushing into the surf, Lyall Bay Rushing into the surf, Lyall Bay #WellingtonShines

: Huge surf at Lyall Bay with Lucas Huge surf at Lyall Bay with Lucas #WellingtonShines

: Eke Cottage Eke Cottage #eketahuna

: Lots of lilies Lots of lilies #Eketahuna

: More post storm sun More post storm sun #HokioSummer

: Storm has blown through, sun is out Storm has blown through, sun is out #HokioSummer

: Rain! (Not much, yet, but it&rsquo;s wet!) Rain! (Not much, yet, but it’s wet!)

: Storm clouds but no rain yet&#8230; Storm clouds but no rain yet…

: Rain in Levin&#8230; but not a drop at Hokio&#8230; Rain in Levin… but not a drop at Hōkio… #HokioSummer

: Iris Explosion #2 Iris Explosion #2 #HokioSummer

: P&eacute;tanque lapin (oryctolagus cuniculus hokionus) Pétanque lapin (oryctolagus cuniculus hōkionus) #HokioSummer

: Hibiscus &#x1F33A; Explosion Hibiscus 🌺 Explosion #HokioSummer

: New Year&rsquo;s Day Feast New Year’s Day Feast

: Sea &#x1F30A; at Hokio Beach Sea 🌊 at Hokio Beach #HokioSummer

: Enjoying the heat @ Hokio Enjoying the heat @ Hōkio

: Enjoying the heat before heading to the Big Freeze @ NYC! #HokioSummer

: There are probably better ways to start a new year &#8230; There are probably better ways to start a new year … but right now, I can’t think of one …

: Hōkio Stream, 1 Kohitātea 2018 #hokiosummer

: Good morning 2018! May this be a year when we #riseup, take the challenge, and bend the arc of …

: “Raining”, apparently #HokioSummer

: Hōkio grill’n

: Silver sun

: Hot sunny afternoon #HokioSummer

: Queen Palm, Hōkio

: Sea Lavender explosion #HokioSummer

: Norfolk Island Hibiscus 🌺 #HokioSummer

: Irises. So many. Hōkio.

: Royal Spoonbill, Hōkio Beach

: Bill’s Xmas Feast #HokioSummer

: Iris madness!

: Xmas Irises, Hōkio

: Royal Spoonbill, Hōkio Beach

: Xmas cooking preparations. Nice work, Bill :)

: Hōkio garden ☀️

: Hōkio sun.

: Tree & Lamp, with sunset

: Merry (Beach) Xmas!

: Swim @ Eketahuna pool

: Quick visit to Eketahuna - garden looking amazing !

: Merry end of the week everyone! :)

: Morning light, Queen palms #HokioSummer

: Aussie nephews at the LEGO exhibition at Te Papa, Wellington

: Wave at the beach #WellingtonShines

: Splashing around in the afternoon #WellingtonShines

: Hallelujah. Thank you Alabama. And especially Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. “We will not …

: Hōkio sunset #HokioSummer

: Melting @ Hokio #HokioSummer

: Sun dappled Forest Pansy (Cercis) #Eketahuna

: Deep in the garden #Eketahuna

: Moonrise over #Eketahuna

: Flowers #Eketahuna

: Flowers #Eketahuna

: Flowers #Eketahuna

: Flowers #Eketahuna

: Flowers #Eketahuna

: Fresh from the garden! #Eketahuna

: It’s hot our there… #WellingtonShines

: Brilliant warm, windless evening #WellingtonShines

: Morning run, boats.

: Simon LeBon, oh no, hang on… it’s Bill in Vienna, 1998

: 30 years ago…. in Paris

: Blazing sun, waterfront #WellingtonShines

: Preparations for Sunday dinner #lovelocal

: Sam does cleaning #wondersnevercease

: Party scenes 🎉 🎈 🎊 #20Years

: OTT Preparation. #20Years

: Coastal. #WellingtonShines

: Hmmm. There’s something missing? What could it be Sam? (PS, how is work today?) …

: Cloudless. #WellingtonShines

: Splendid morning, Wellington Harbour #WellingtonShines

: My afternoon tea guests. Lyall Bay, Maranui Surf Club #WellingtonShines

: Evans Bay boatyard. #WellingtonShines

: Harbour sight

: Pasture experience - spectacular www.pastureakl.com

: Welcome to the Pleasuredome! 80smusic4eva

: Dinner. Pasture - www.pastureakl.com

: A little art….

: Freddy Flea @ Federal Deli

: Heading away for a surprise weekend to celebrate our upcoming 20th anniversary - I think Bill is …

: One of my favourite spots in earth…

: Come on in… #WellingtonNZ

: Sea Lavender (Limonium perezii) - Hōkio garden #HokioSummer

: Briar rose 🌸 Hōkio #HokioSummer

: Hōkio garden of delights #HokioSummer

: Wellington Harbour, late afternoon.

: End of the Mugabe Era? As the Mugabe era in Zimbabwe appears to be ending, its worth noting: - Unemployment is above 90 …

: Books! You can never have too many.

:   Marriage Equality comes to Australia.

: 53rd Wedding Anniversary - more than a good innings, Mum & Dad! (Katie, Terry, Jeremy, Jan, …

: Stunning sunny ☀️ Laneway #HannahsLaneway

: Shepherd Restaurant & Pizza Pomodoro, Hannah’s Laneway #LateNightWellington

: Eva St, Hannah’s Laneway #LateNightWellington

: Waterfront walkway, near St Johns #LateNightWellington

: Hōkio Blueberries #HokioSummer

: Hi Bill ! 👋 #HokioSummer

: Hōkio Sunset 🌅 #HokioSummer

: Beach hijinx! #HokioSummer

: Inspecting the beach. #HokioSummer

: Hōkio Beach, dusk. #HokioSummer

: Kāpiti looms #HokioSummer

: Next year’s crop already looks promising #HokioSummer

: I never promised you a rose garden… #HokioSummer

: Wellington from Mt Kaukau #WellingtonShines

: South Island from Mt Kaukau

: Wonderful Wellington Waterfront #WellingtonShines

: Welcome to Wellington! #Noordam #WellingtonShines

: How long will this go on? #WellingtonShines

: Matairangi lookout #WellingtonShines

: Wellington evening, Mt Victoria #WellingtonShines

: Wellington Harbour #WellingtonShines

: Lunch at Salty Pidgin, Brooklyn #WellingtonShines [http://saltypidgin.nz/]

: Another day in Wellington #HannahsLaneway

: And on into the night! Great party - thanks to everyone for an awesome time …

: The party continues… #DayoftheDead #HannahsLaneway

: Party frivolities! #DayoftheDead #HannahsLaneway

: Pauline, Dave, Fidel & Raewyn #DayoftheDead #HannahsLaneway

: First fabulous guests! #DayoftheDead #HannahsLaneway

: Party Time! #DayoftheDead #HannahsLaneway

: Bucket Fountain, Cuba St #wellington

: Lovely brunch with Badger @ Pickle & Pie

: LitCrawl Wellington’s on next weekend (10–12 November) - get into it! …

: Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras history: www.google.com

: Love 💕 the camera on my new iPhone X!

: Shiny Happy People!

: Early morning, Hannah’s Laneway

: A really fun night!

: Lovely lunch with Raewyn - looking fabulous!

: Nice, Wellington. Quick rain to water the gardens after 13 days, now clearing up for the weekend!

: Wellington - late lunch on the Bay

: Wellington - A Baker’s Dozen of fabulous days #day13

: Exciting that RNZ is now producing original documentary content like this: …

: Reforming Capitalism You know its not something to be ignored when people like Baroness Shriti Vadera, who is now …

: I think summer has come early to Wellington..

: No matter your political views, tonight NZ has seen political drama of the highest order.

: Alison Moyet - the ‘Other’ tour. Spectacular Show. Great new material and smashing …

: My library / study / workspace … coming together nicely

: Street art - Williamsburg

: Delicious final dinner in NYC. All off home to London, Melbourne & Wellington tomorrow.

: Literary afternoon - Border by Kapka Kassabova with cheeseboard, prosciutto, dried figs etc. at …

: Torch Song 2 hour adaptation of Harvey Fierstein’s 3 play trilogy. At the Tony Kiser Theater: 305 West …

: Dinner @ Sardi’s before Torch Song

: To Be Looked at (from the Other Side of the Glass) with One Eye, Close to, for Almost an Hour. …

: Dylan’s next piece…

: Babe ❤️

: Bright lights, big city…

: It seems that the Spanish government is doing all it can to ensure Catalan independence: …

: “Come from Away”. Cathartic theatre - Newfoundland & NYC.

: Judge overlooking the field… with Judge at Bat!

: At the ball game!

: “A moltsayt on a tsimes iz vi a mayse on a moshl.”

: Russ & Daughters, Orchard St, Lower East Side.

: Russ & Daughters … brilliant brunch… NYC

: Hey Bill! NYC suits ya!

: NYC Street scenes

: Book of Mormon… Amazing, shocking, funny, smart, insightful and deeply, sweet and human.

: Bill tells it like it is….

: Bill & little sister Mary-Anne @ South Street Sea Port, NYC

: Espresso break in Little Italy… Bill, Jeremy, Tony & Mary-Ann

: Pasticceria Ferrara, Espresso since 1892 Bill & Tony’s happy discovery!

: Morning Williamsburg :)

: Hello NYC

: Endless Summer, Sandy Lake, ON.

: Farewell sunset. Pink fire in the water. Sandy Lake, ON.

: Moonrise Kingdom, Sandy Lake, ON.

: Having a terrible time at Sandy Lake, Kawartha Lakes, ON. Send help.

: Thank goodness we are flying out of NZ via Wellington Airport, not Auckland. Perhaps hubbing all …

: I’ve voted, before we head overseas next week. So get out there and do it! …

: Breakfast at the Bay.

: Toasty fire @ Hokio

: I just love that as part of the NZ election cammpaign there is so much discussion of detailed policy …

: My 2007 iMac has sadly had to be retired after 10 good years, but I can now order a 27-inch iMac …

: Fabulous first course at Shepherd Restaurant’s Wellington on a Plate dinner - “The …

: Seashore Cabaret, Petone #Bill #Badger #Brunch

: Egmont St Eatery's Delicious accompaniment to the Egmont St Eatery’s “Filet-O-Cray” Wellington on a …

: Calm before the rain… #wellingtonnz #gretapoint

: A Monster Calls - moving, picturesque and truthful exploration of grief and acceptance - and the …

: Garage Project Baltic (Nitro) Porter @ Golding’s Freedive, #HannahsLaneway

: Burgers & Beers @ Golding’s Freedive, Wellington

: Wonderful Wellington Day

: ParrotDog’s new Lyall Bay brewery. Nice.

: Flying Ducks by Luke Jacomb NZ Glassworks, Whanganui

: NZ Glassworks, Whanganui, NZ

: Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth, New Zealand

: Forgotten World Highway, Central North Island, New Zealand.

: Patea works in its heyday. They were closed in 1982, with the loss of 800 jobs. They were abandoned …

: Patea Freezing Works

: Winter’s evening over Wellington

: Hōkio stream - looking wider & cleaner!

: I endorse this review of Dunkirk: www.facebook.com/KylieKlei…

: Interesting take on “Baby Driver” - another film I’m keen to see: …

: Excited to be going to see Dunkirk this evening on the big screen at the Embassy… Trailer: …

: Wellington from Mt Victoria lookout Wellington from Mt Victoria lookout last night… great walk up, if a little chilly!

: Quiet afternoon in Wellington. Sun’s out, which is nice.