• The A & P Show

    As Christchurch approached its 2nd birthday, there was a mixture of emotions on the city’s dusty roads.  Since the arrival of the First Four Ships, another 21 Canterbury Association ships had docked at Port Lyttelton and more than 2500 settlers had flooded into Canterbury.  Like those before them, the lies of the Canterbury Association were …

  • Guy Fawkes, King James & A Whole Lot Of Gunpowder

    *ghastly content lay within – read on at ye own peril* King James I had no problem admitting to others that he greatly admired Guy Fawkes.  He was stubbornly steadfast, dedicated, passionate and brutally honest – even in the face of death.  These were values that demanded respect from all that met him, even from …

  • The Pumpkin, Black Cats & the 31st October

    Growing up in a strong Christian household, there were a few activities that rolled around every year that I was never allowed to take part in.  Halloween was one and every year I would ask in vain if I could go out with kids next door and ‘trick or treat’. No. Completely frustrated with tears …

  • Lest We Forget – The ANZACS

    “Soon, however, … bullets were almost continuously splashing into it. I dug on until I groaned and cursed in the very agony of my endeavour. My limbs ached, and my temple throbbed; I was scorched with thirst, without the wherewithal to slake it. …. For myself, I was done, and in the shallow dugout lay …

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