Triple trouble

A little belated, but here’s a video from Jo taken last weekend at Cate’s 1st birthday party – Matt, Amalie and Cate playing with balloons in the bathtub…

I’m sure one of those girls was the ring leader… 😀


A film in 48 hours…

OK, so I’m a bit behind the times with this post, but I thought it was worth a shout out to Mike and his team that put together an entry for NZ’s 48Hours Film Competition which took place at the end of May this year.

What’s the competition all about? This from the 48Hours website,

Teams have just 48 hours to create an entire short film – this means writing, shooting and editing – or die trying. Shorts are then seen in cinemas and judged by a huge appreciative audience. The top 8-12 from each city are chosen by a panel of judges to compete in their city’s final. And then, the best short from each city competes in a live TV National Final on C4.

This year Mike’s team was given the following,

  • Genre: Based on a True Story
  • Line: “That’s what I’m talking about”
  • Character: “Robin Slade – an eternal optimist”
  • Prop: mirror

So, without further rambling from me, here’s their entry titled “Coupled”…

(if the embed breaks, view their entry at YouTube here)

And here’s Mike’s comments on the 12 regional finalists.

Kudos guys. Look forward to next year. 🙂

April Weddings

Time for a belated shout out of “congrats” to friends who tied the knot in April.

Emma and Paul Emma and Paul headed south to Port Chalmers for their wedding on the 22nd, with the ceremony at St Mary, Star of the Sea catholic church.

The following weekend on the 29th we headed north for another wedding…

Tony and Jill Tony and Jill celebrated their special day at The Chateau on Mt Ruapehu, with the distinct sound of bag pipes announcing the arrival of the bride.

Click through to the galleries for some more photos…

A successful stag

I thought it was worth sending a shout out to the lads for a great night away to celebrate Tony’s stag party.

The stag It’s fair to say the evening was a success with the boy ending up asleep in the bathtub – extra pics withheld for now, but a majority vote will see them appear here 😉

PokerWho’d have thought a simple game of poker would put the nail in the coffin?!

(these photos courtesy Mike Roseingrave)

Cook conquered! Congrats Nic and Andrew

Late last year Nic and Andrew added Mt Cook to their peak portfolio, which I must say is very cool.

Here’s the pxt and msg sent from the mountain (kudos to Vodafone for the coverage!)

A PXT from the summit of Mt Cook “We have just left the summit of cook. Amazing weather and amazing views. We are totally exhausted and its a long way down a very cut up linda glacier. Nic”
[sent 12:43pm 28 Dec]