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As a diary writer since I was in my mid teens, writing is something I simply need to do - a reflex muscle that has to be exercised on a regular occasion - and the blog page is one way that I get to express that need, and which helps me be a happier and nicer person! Unlike the newsletter, we don't send out blogs, because people don't need to be bombarded regularly with my opinions, but they are here on the website for those interesting in checking in. And in the process they give me an opportunity to vent on all sorts of subject matters, usually Hospitality orientated, but not always.


Read More WIFI in cafes

Posted on Wed, 14/02/2018

I do get asked for the restaurant wifi on occasion. Admittedly not often - possibly half a dozen times a year. We usually freign ignorance because we only have wifi at the restaurant for the eftpos system, and don't have...>>>

Read More St Kilda

Posted on Mon, 12/02/2018

Over in the Waikato yesterday watching Rick race - felt a bit strange being on the sidelines with Courteney and Laura and Rick out on the road. Normally in our lives it is the other way.  Hannah was in the Coromandel...>>>

Read More John Hancock

Posted on Fri, 09/02/2018

We knew this was likely to happen,  and even though we know John hasn't been the winemaker at Trinity for along while now, it's still hard to imagine the winery without him. When we first opened at Somerset...>>>

Read More Gamey Food

Posted on Sun, 14/01/2018

  The girls have headed over to the Redwoods for some mountain bike riding, and we've just finished reading the Sunday papers, and done up a prep list for the dinner party we're having tonight. That makes...>>>

Read More Shadows in the Vineyard

Posted on Tue, 02/01/2018

Most of the books I read these days are  health focused in orientation. I actually can't remember the last novel I picked up which is a shame.  Rather it tends to be books on brain development and on how our...>>>

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