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  • Extended Intermission Extended Intermission

    The Dawes blog is very quiet at the moment and we are sorry for that. Its not that we have nothing going on, quite the opposite, Dawes HQ is actually so busy that we just haven't had the time to update the blog recently. Stay with us, we are working on some new ideas for the blog - we will be ba...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Goodbye UK Trip 2013 – Goodbye

    And so that was it. Another insanely busy, wonderfully magical, emotionally draining time - and we wouldn't change it for anything! We said our goodbyes to our homes where we had been kind enough to stay, and we hopped into the car Newcastle bound for the night stay at the airport hotel (with...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Eternity UK Trip 2013 – Eternity

    It's no secret to anyone that my soul mate lives too far away from me, it's a constant giant pain in my aching heart that we are just so far away from each other all of the time, so this trip this time was so special and we managed to spend as much time as we could and every single second was magic...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Friends UK Trip 2013 – Friends

    This trip to the UK had been filled with so many amazing memories already, the happiest times being surrounded by those we love dearly - our friends. We love our life in New Zealand, we will never return to the UK to live and we have some of the most beautiful friendships in NZ, but the connectio...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Reunited UK Trip 2013 – Reunited

    Social media can be the best tool if used correctly, it can help you learn, understand and discuss things you never would normally. It can help you stay in touch and it can help you share your life with others. It can also be absolutely amazing when it comes to finding and being reconnected to those...

  • UK Trip 2013 - London UK Trip 2013 – London

    There were a few reasons for heading to London whilst we were in the UK - Bethany had never been and it was a wonderful opportunity for her to see the capital, to see its very different way of life to our home capital city of Wellington. Also another very important reason, my dearest friend Natas...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Whitby UK Trip 2013 – Whitby

    It was time for Michael and I to go our separate ways and spend time with our friends, and so whilst Helen and I went and met Mick Foley, Michael took off to Blackpool where he spent two nights with the boys and all I can say is what happened in Blackpool stayed in Blackpool!! Bethany was stayin...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Mick Foley UK Trip 2013 – Mick Foley

    Have you a bucket list? I have one and have numerous things on my list, most of them are meeting people who have influenced my life one way or another. Mid 90's I started watching wrestling, the WWE (WWF at that time) came into my life and it never left. I have been told by my parents that my...

  •  Trip 2013 - Barnard Castle Trip 2013 – Barnard Castle

    My parents live in a very beautiful part of the world. Barnard Castle is a little market town in Teesdale, County Durham and gets its name from the lovely Castle that is now adorning the town with its ruins. If you need a dose of old style country town this is the place to be, the wonderful stone b...

  • UK Trip 2013 - York UK Trip 2013 – York

    Grandma and Grandad had mentioned we head to York for the day, steeped in history we decided it would be absolutely ideal. A lovely drive through some old country villages we finally arrived to an overcast but very lovely York. After some wandering we decided first stop was some lunch, w...

  • UK Trip 2013 – Town & Country UK Trip 2013 – Town & Country

    When we finally woke up the next morning we were feeling happy and ready for the day ahead. Kindly we had been given a car to use by our good friends Michel and Galina, which meant we had freedom! We packed up our bags, we were to spend the next three nights at Margaret and Peters house (my paren...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Hello Everyone UK Trip 2013 – Hello Everyone

    And so we were back again...we were lucky enough to land in Newcastle mid afternoon, it was about an hour drive back to Lynn's house (Michael's mam) and we were lucky enough to miss the work rush hours. It was all very similar and familiar yet very strange as we didn't feel like we had just stepped...

  • UK Trip 2013 - Going Back Again! UK Trip 2013 – Going Back Again!

    Our last trip to the UK was in 2010, seems like only yesterday! When we went back last time we had so much planned, the months before we were creating an itinerary of our days, we had people booked in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and an evening, we raced around like crazy beings and although we acc...

  • Happy Campers Happy Campers

    Summer in New Zealand can be the best of times, and this year the summer was insanely amazing, it seemed to go on forever - very magical. Our favourite little camping spot was booked again and we were super excited. We decided to head up a night earlier and had a night to ourselves, then we were to ...

  • Nitro Circus - Wellington 2013 Nitro Circus – Wellington 2013

    In 2009 we went to see Crusty Demons which was an event we have raved to many about since. We have been waiting for them or a similar event to come back to Wellington so we were super excited and first in line to get tickets to see Nitro Circus, we had seen the TV shows and although we knew the them...

  • Wings Over Wairarapa 2013 Wings Over Wairarapa 2013

    Another amazing event, the weather was blazing and as always they put on a stunning show. This blog post is for all you plane enthusiasts! ...

  • Under The Influence Under The Influence

    With my recent call back into a more active lifestyle, the influence from this has not gone unnoticed. Bethany has always been active, loves swimming, more recently getting well into Netball and since learning to ride her bike she's been an avid fan of getting out and about. I asked Beth late last ...