Dad’s Diary 5: Dad and Daughter DIY

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Today’s podcast, Dad and Daughter DIY, is the conclusion of a two-part story from our experiences living in rural New Zealand.

le Palais de Poulet - before

The well-worn playhouse

Palais en route

The cleaned-up chook house en route its new location

The Palais de Poulet

Hoisting and siting the chook house

Job done! Le Palais in place

The third attempt got it level and stable

The Finished Palais de Poulet - Version 2

The finished Palais de Poulet – outside

Inside the Palais de Poulet

The finished Palais de Poulet – inside

Men Came Voyaging’ by Colleen M. Sheffield

Te rohe o Ngāti Whātua – Ngāti Whātua iwi area

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Dad’s Diary 4: Henhouse and Heritage

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

The first three podcasts in this series provided a glimpse of our old life in inner-city London. Today’s podcast, Henhouse and Heritage, is the first of a two-parter that balances those episodes with a story from our present life in rural New Zealand.

le Palais de Poulet - before

The well-worn playhouse

Palais en route

The cleaned-up chook house en route its new location

The Palais de Poulet

Hoisting and siting the chook house

Job done! Le Palais in place

The third attempt got it level and stable

The Finished Palais de Poulet - Version 2

The finished Palais de Poulet – outside

Inside the Palais de Poulet

The finished Palais de Poulet – inside

Men Came Voyaging

Local history books

Men Came Voyaging’ by Colleen M. Sheffield

Te rohe o Ngāti Whātua – Ngāti Whātua iwi area

NZPR – now available on iTunes

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New Zealand Pocket Radio went live on iTunes earlier this week, so now you can subscribe and listen to each show as soon as it is available.

It’s easy to find us; simply search the iTunes store for ‘new zealand pocket radio‘ and you’ll find all our shows and podcast episodes right alongside some equally good ones from Radio New Zealand, our national broadcaster. Our latest episode is the concluding part of a short three-part story in the Dad’s Dairy series, in which two kittens join the family.

For regular updates and behind the scenes extras, please take a second to follow us on the New Zealand Pocket Radio Facebook page.

Dad’s Diary 3: The Kittens Have Landed

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Today’s story, The Kittens Have Landed is the third in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.

Show notes

Sadly, young Jasper fell victim to a speeding motorist in London and Freddie, who had been bridesmaid at our wedding, passed away before we emigrated. Tillie, however, made the journey to New Zealand (along with a couple of other cats) for a further ten happy years before dying a few months back.

 Jasper

Jasper

Tillie

Tillie

Freddie

Freddie

Dad’s Diary 2: How Hard Can It Be?

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Today’s story, How Hard Can It Be?, is the second in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.

Show notes

Battersea Dogs Home

Kia ora!

New Zealand Pocket Radio is a grassroots podcast network located in Woodhill, New Zealand and with a focus on local programming, oral history and human-interest podcasts.

We hope that you enjoy the podcasts and look forward to hearing your feedback. If you have a great story to tell or an idea for a podcast, please leave a comment or send us an email.

Happy listening!

Dad’s Diary 1: The Decision

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

Today’s story, The Decision, is the first in a short series of three – about patience, pester power and pets.

Show notes

The Isle of Dogs [Wikipedia]

South Kaipara