• Battle of Guy Fawkes 1989 – 1991

    Oh how I loved fireworks! November 5th was celebrated as Guy Fawkes in NZ. An evening of explosive action. But it was the build up, days prior, that was most exciting! Taking a walk with some Double Happies and going for it. This was until, we came up with the Battle of Guy Fawkes! As mentioned, the Double Happies were…

  • Annual Christmas Tree Climb

    Touch the star at the summit and free your people! Yes, the annual Christmas tree ascent was my favorite game to play in the 80s. The once a year nature of the event definitely made me look forward to it and I considered the concept an exhilarating stroke of genius! Every year the massive Christmas tree would land on the…

  • Kilbirnie School

    Where the most legendary of games were played out…. This was the place! 5 years here wasn’t long enough! My last day at Kilbirnie School was full of sadness. WHY I asked! Why take me away from what felt like home? Quite the contrast from my first day there in 1981.. Standing alone at lunchtime in my trademark Jean Jacket…