Thursday, 26 February 2009

Times gone by

Kia ora

I was recently at the Agricultural & Pastoral [A&P] Show in Gore, Southland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, where I simply had to take a few photographs of the lovely old vehicles. Normally, I'd call them vintage, however, when I looked the term up for the definition, I found vintage was pertaining mostly to wines, and when I looked up antique I found a definition for the old vehicles such as these ones, hence my reasoning for using antique instead of vintage.

A zip file with three sizes can be found here.

Thanks Judy for the use of your Colours of Australia Multidot Overlay tiles which I colourised to match the desktop.

Thank you. I hope you like this desktop.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Kia ora

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Thanks also to Jon Sullivan of for his beautiful rose image.

The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

Jalal-Uddin Rumi (1207-1273) Turkish Sufi Mystic Poet

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Valentines Day is almost upon us

Kia ora

A new desktop for Valentines Day.

I know not everyone will want the Timaru150 desktop so decided that whilst the creative juices were flowing, I'd also make a Valentine desktop.

Hope you like it.

The zip file with three sizes is found here.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Kia ora

A few weeks ago, on 17 January 2009, a re-enactment took place of the landing of the Strathallan 150 years ago, in Timaru, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

This event was pertinent to me because one of my ancestors, Richard CHAMPION, emigrated from Ewelme in Oxfordshire, England on board the Strathallan.

It was a wonderful day and I have used the same image as that used for my blog entry below. The image shows a few of the people of Timaru dressed in costume to greet some of the descendants who arrived on the beach at Caroline Bay in January this year.

I hope you like this new desktop, it has been a while since I have created any desktop for you all.

A zip file with three sizes is available here.

Thank you for downloading my desktop.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Waitangi Day in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Kia ora

Today marked the anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in 1840. It also marks the time when the flag of Te Hakituatahi o Aotearoa, the United Tribes of New Zealand, was replaced by the Union Jack.

Now, debate is going on as to which flag should fly for the Maori, Te Tino Rangatiratanga, another design, or the flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.

Which will it be?


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