My 2019

Sometimes it’s easy to look back on a year and think it wasn’t a very good year, maybe it’s because the bad things that happened stick out more than all the good things.  So I decided to look back through all the photos on my phone as a reminder of all the cool/awesome things I did in 2019.  So these are the main highlights:

January

~ Sculptureum with Barb & Tony in Matakana.
~ Built the Disney Castle out of Lego.

February~ Trip to Palmerston North with Una.
~ Massive birthday bridge walk to the Huia Dam with the gang.
~ Birthday lunch up the Sky Tower with Dad & Paula.
~ Heroic Garden festival with Barb.
March~ Built the Taj Mahal out of Lego.
~ Te Papa, Wellington day trip with Heidi and the gang to see the Terracotta Warriors.
April~ Went to “The Mousetrap” at the ASB Waterfront Theatre with Michelle B.
~ Day off work to enjoy High Tea at Sugar, Chelsea Sugar Refinery with Heidi.
May~ Reconnected with all my old friends I used to work with in London back in 1988, through a Facebook group that found me.
~ Tried on-line grocery shopping for the 1st time & decided it’s not really my thing.
~ Built the Flintstones House out of Lego.
August~ Christchurch for work & my nephew cooked me a special dinner in his flat.
~ Finally gave in and joined Netflix, there was a Lego documentary I really wanted to see, exclusive to Netflix.
~ Hit my broadband limit first time ever – thanks to Netflix.
September~ Grand opening of the Xmas Heirloom Co in Milford with Heidi.
October~ Home & Garden show with Barb which led to the buying of an awesome Italian Coffee Machine.
~ Auckland Marathon with Barb (watching out for Tony of course).
~ Sky City Convention Centre fire – not a highlight but a major event.
~ Auckland Brick Show with Arian.  7th year, 1st one was in June 2013.
November~ Auckland Lego Store finally opens in the brand new Westfield Mall, Newmarket.
~ Celine releases Courage.
December~ Special Xmas lunch with Dad, Paula & Karyn (Xmas Eve).
~ Christmas with Heid in the Cordis.
~ Waiheke Island with Heidi & friends.

 

My 2018

Sometimes it’s easy to look back on a year and think it wasn’t a very good year, maybe it’s because the bad things that happened stick out more than all the good things.  So I decided to look back through all the photos on my phone as a reminder of all the cool/awesome things I did in 2018.  So these are the highlights:

January~ Stayed with Rachelle in Wellington and saw the Lego Exhibition.
~ Watched the Lighting of the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Barb & Tony.
February~ Birthday Bridge Walk – Milford with Alex & Barb.
March~ Colour Run with Heidi.
~ Silo Park Maze with Una & Stephanie.
April~ Te Papa & Wellington with Moana.
~ Miramar with Rachelle.
~ Christchurch see Daniel and upgraded to the Executive Corner Suite at the Crowne Plaza.
May~ Lego Exhibition in Auckland with Arian.
~ Whangarei & visit to Charlotte’s new home.
~ Tricia home from the UK for a holiday.
~ Cambridge with Heidi & the girls to see Teresa.
~ Reunited with Kazuhisa, Lilliput student in Japan.
June~ Road trip with Heidi to Tauranga & Cambridge.
July~ Rainbows End with Heidi.
~ Trainers Week in Wellington.
August~ Celine Dion concert with Teresa & Paula.
~ Giant pudding with Daniel & Anastasia in Christchurch.
September~ Travel Show with Angela.
October~ Book Launch with Arian – ride home with Peter Gordon.
November~ Lego Show in Auckland with Arian.
~ Chelsea Sugar Refinery factory tour with Barb.
~ Call Centre Xmas party with Heidi.
December~ Trip to Nelson with Dad & Paula = train from Auck to Wlg, Ferry to Picton & bus to Nelson, stay with Aunty Tarnie.