The Lions have landed in New Zealand! 

As you can see, allegiance is divided in the Ryding household as the Lions land in New Zealand for their 2017 tour. Me: English till I die – him, not quite so much!

We booked the tickets for the Lions game against the Highlanders a long long time ago and went up the night before to camp over. Another first occurred here too: the first time I was not at work and had left someone else in charge, with the business still open and running without me! đŸ˜³ Continue reading

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Terror in my homeland: hating racism

I have always been someone who hates any type of marginalisation, be it educational, religion of otherwise. But in 21st century Great Britain and the rise of Al Qaeda, Isis, or I.S. (whatever name you wish to give it) Western Europe no longer feels like a safe place to be at all. Continue reading

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Job Vacancy: Managing Director

Fancy the idea of being your own boss? Designing your own job description, doing whatever you like and being paid for it? Never be told what to do ever again: apply now!  Continue reading

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Steroids for the unhappy knee

Back at work, swim swim swim with a 5.5km distance managed this week (because its the only pain free exercise left!) and then I spotted this: yippee the annual book sale is on again soon, time to stock back up!

Winter truly is here this week, lucky Milford escape to be sure! Continue reading

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Milford Sound 

Milford Sound is somewhere that we have always wanted to visit  but its always saturated with tourists, and the only time I am ever off is public holidays so we have always avoided it. However, when Mark’s work’s social club decided to organise a trip including an overnight cruise, we grabbed the chance to finally go and see it.  Continue reading

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