Dad’s Diary 9: Ordinary People & Terrorism – part 2

Dad's Diary logo

Today’s episode, Ordinary People & Terrorism – part 2, is the second of two that draw on various blog posts I wrote about two terrorist attacks in London, those carried out by the IRA in February 1996 and Al Qaeda in July 2005, just before we left London for New Zealand.

aintafraid

My picture, just hours after the bombing – the 28th of 18,000+ posted at We’re Not Afraid.

We're Not Afraid screen capture 1

Outside our apartment – the 1996 IRA bomb at South Quay was just beyond the trees in the background – from BBC4’s ‘We’re Not Afraid’ documentary.

We're Not Afraid screen capture 2

Walking past South Quay Plaza, the site of the 1996 IRA bomb  – from BBC4’s ‘We’re Not Afraid’ documentary.

9 February 996 Docklands bombing

7 July 2005 London bombings

21 July 2005 London bombings

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.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad’s Diary; it is a labour of love and it’s great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your freinds and family. We’d love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us at the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, Facebook pageTwitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you’ll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Advertisements

Dad’s Diary 8: Ordinary People & Terrorism

Dad's Diary logo

Today’s episode, Ordinary People & Terrorism, is the first of two and draws on various blog posts I wrote about two terrorist attacks in London, those carried out by the IRA in February 1996 and Al Qaeda in July 2005, just before we left London for New Zealand. While there are no graphic details, it deals with content that may be upsetting for some.

The London shirt

Quoted by The Guardian

9 February 996 Docklands bombing

7 July 2005 London bombings

21 July 2005 London bombings

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.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad’s Diary; it is a labour of love and it’s great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your freinds and family. We’d love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us at the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, Facebook pageTwitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you’ll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Dad’s Diary 7: The Midnight Snack

Dad's Diary logo

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 episode, The Midnight Snack, is a special treat for those who enjoyed last week’s walk around the farm. Once again, we’re heading out the back door but this time it’s midnight as we head off to meet a hungry little fella in the moonlight.

IMG_0617

Pip (left) the rejected lamb with Mum and brother

Pip guzzling his midnight feed.

Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad’s Diary; it is a labour of love and it’s great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your freinds and family. We’d love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us at the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, Facebook pageTwitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you’ll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

Dad’s Diary 6: Lambing Season

Dad's Diary logo

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, Lambing Season, is a longer episode – an outside broadcast as we take a walk around the farm and meet this season’s new arrivals. Be sure to come back next week for a bonus late night episode from the home paddock!

All girls together

TJ, Clover and Saffron

Rescuing Stewie

Stewie the lamb liberated from the tomo (sinkhole)

IMG_9395

Abby the dog

IMG_8583

The bonfire pit

Feeding

A dorper ewe and lamb

IMG_8466

The feedstore

IMG_0617

Pip (left) the rejected lamb

Hillside B&B – our rural farmstay business (you can see more pictures on our Facebook page)

Kahu (harrier hawk)

Woodhill Forest

Dorper sheep

Kaipara Harbour

Helensville

Reweti Marae (the local Māori meeting house and community)