Posts about life in New Zealand, from family and parenting to house and garden and life in general.

Heliopters fighting the February 2024 Port Hills fire, Christchurch.

Port Hills Fire, Christchurch 2024

On 14th February 2024, Valentine’s Day, a fire broke out on Christchurch’s Port Hills. The next morning I took a few photos before work.

Reusable Masks

Reusable Face Mask Options in New Zealand

I’ve carried out some research into some reusable mask options available in New Zealand. It can be a minefield as there are many craft-style mask makers making very cheap masks, but then pointing out that the masks don’t necessarily offer the protection you need.

How to be a good dad

How To Be A Good Dad

I came across a great Reddit discussion recently on the topic of how to be a good dad. I learnt some great tips, so I’ve compiled some of the best responses here.