- Martial Arts
- Beale Park 2008
- Greywell 2008
- London 2008
- The Vyne 2008
- Winter 2008
- Bramshill Winter
- Bramshill 2009
- Harvest 2009
- Living Rainforest 2009
- Hawkes Bay 2011
- Katikati Bird Gardens 2011
- MacLaren Falls Park 2011
- Te Puna Quarry Park 2011
- Waihi Beach 2011
- Sydney 2012
Occupation(s):All-purpose Orchard Worker/Manager and Journeyman Horticulturist, Property Manager/General Dogsbody and (semi-retired) Freelance Web Developer. Oh, and I also wash the windows sometimes.
Hobbies and Interests (past and present...but mostly past):
Motto:Illegitimi non carborundum
Favourite Musicians:AC/DC, The Connells, Dave Dobbyn, ELO, Ezio, Foo Fighters, Led Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty & the Heart-breakers, Radiohead, Bob Seger, Stereophonics, the Who, Wire Daisies...the list goes on.
Favourite Movie:The Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Authors:Douglas Adams, Murray Ball, Noam Chomsky, Barry Crump, Robert Heinlein, Conn Iggulden, Stephen King, Norman MacLean, James Mitchener, Terry Pratchett, Wilbur Smith
Politics:Libertarian I suppose (thinking, reasoning, responsible adults, making their own life-choices without constant government interference, PROVIDED that one accepts that with privilege comes an equal measure of responsibility.)
- Crooked and corrupt politicians (i.e. most of them!).
- Greedy, fat-cat businessmen/Oligarchs.
- The Mary Whitehouse brigade
- Mindless, manufactured pop-icons and any music from the Pete Waterman camp.
- Any music that is (or was) ever popular in Ibiza.
- Any form of soap opera, reality TV of any description, or any production that includes a host with the surname: 'Osbourne'.
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.