Christmas Card Challenge 2016

It’s time again for the Christmas Card Challenge! I’m proud of the legacy of this (humble) little annual fundraising drive, but let me explain if you’re unfamiliar with what it does. Once upon a time, I used to write Christmas cards. But the paper waste bothered me (yes, I know they could be recycled). Then…

Living List Tick – Go to the Ballet

  Ballet wasn’t my thing as a kid. I did a few lessons, apparently, but I don’t remember going. My ballroom dancing years came later and I enjoyed those. In contrast, ballet felt prescriptive, disciplined – tough. Not that ballroom isn’t, but to stick with ballet requires a special kind of determination I obviously don’t have. I…

Living List Tick – Explore New Zealand (Part 2)

(Part 1 can be read here.) Rotorua If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find an entire video devoted to the sights we saw in Rotorua and I can see why it is such an important tourist destination.   I want to especially highlight Rotorua Canopy Tours. The tour was three-hours of adventure, but I…