This was the last time I went fishing. As you can see, the last time I went fishing was quite successful 😀 I caught 17 fish in total. Unfortunately the adults at all of my fish, I never got to have any 🙁
This is a good lesson in why not to trust your elders! Dad and I saw this avalanche above the Hermitage at Mount Cook so we decided to go climb up on it and take some photos. Dad picked me up and dumped me on top of this giant snow ball. I said “Dad, I don’t think this thing is stable, if it rolls over I’m going to die”, to which he responded “don’t be stupid, this avalanche has been here for months and there is no way that thing is going to fall over”. Once I got off, I gave it a shove and it proceeded to roll about 200 m down the hill!!!
Chess was a brief passion of mine in the early 1990s. At some point I lost interest; I’ll get into what happened to cause that in a later post. I picked it up again around 2019 and have been really enjoying it again.
The following picture was taken of me during an interschool competition in 1994 between Kings High School (my school) and Otago Boys High School.
I think I received this for Xmas around 1987. I actually wanted Mokey, but she was a girl and mum said only strange boys would want a girl teddy bear, so then I asked for Wembley, but she said that Wembley was a bit of a loser and that I actually wanted Gobo. I was still happy with Gobo though 😀