28 December 2001
Off to Tahora
Off to the Tahora music festival
, a week in
the wopwops where there is nothing to do for a week but make music with like
25 December 2001
Attended a lovely Christmas evening dinner hosted by Peter and Di Madil.
23 December 2001
Sir Peter Blake Memorial
We attended the Sir Peter Blake memorial service in the morning then watched
the floatilla from the top of Mt. Victoria in Devonport.
7 December 2001
Sir Peter Blake Killed
Not only was I struck with a personal sense of loss when I got the news of Sir
Peter Blake's death, it also put my professional life in crisis mode since I
am responsible for www.blakexpeditions.com
The site has required a lot of customization and monitoring since then and has
pretty much consumed my life up until Christmas.
26 November 2001
I Start a New Job
My first day working for Greenwood Technology
I'm looking after and growing the Microsoft side of the business in the Web
24 November 2001
Thanksgiving in Devonport
Trude and I hosted a Thanksgiving celebration at our house. We invited the expat
Americans we knew and stuffed ourselves with a traditional turkey feast. Larry
and Karen Stewart from the V40 yacht "Mischief" stayed at our house
since the Wednesday before and were great company and a great help in preparing
for the party.
16 November 2001
Concert in Whangarei
My time between job interviews of the past week was taken up with rehearsing
for a concert at the Whangarei Folk Club. Read the full story here
31 October 2001
No Job, No Money
To make a long and stressful story short, after two months of working for WeCU
without being paid a cent, WeCU decided to officially close shop. The entire
team was disbanded with nothing to show for over two months of our time and
20 October 2001
Attended the Wellington Folk Festival. Read more about it here
6 October 2001
Spent a lovely evening at Sue Hill's place celebrating her birthday with good
friends, good wine, good food and good music. Life is good.
12 September 2001 (11 September in the USA)
I heard the news while walking to the office at 7:00. We all spent the day on
the web keeping up with events. I was holding up reasonably well until I got
home and saw the images on the TV news, at which point I broke down and cried.
The world had changed for the worse.
3 September 2001
Wayne Roberts Memorial Service
Attended the memorial service for Wayne Roberts. It was an emotional afternoon
for those of us who loved him. The service was held in his boat building shed
set amongst the bush in Parekura Bay, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. To me, Wayne
always embodied the best of what it means to be a Kiwi. His insistance that
all undertakings must have passion, grace and romance at the core continues
to be an inspiration for me.
Life in August 2001
Life in July 2001
Life in June 2001
Life in May 2001