Spring/Fall edition

Living in New Zealand but originating from the Northern hemisphere does cause a certain level of seasonal confusion. I will never get used to a Christmas summertime. In New Zealand we are now heading into autumn but March will always mean the start of springtime to me. For a hemispherically challenged person like me it… Continue reading Spring/Fall edition

Christmas Present

With 2022 fading fast I can’t believe this is only my second blog of the year. Apart from ongoing work commitments I do have a number of excuses for my lack of updates. These included, finishing off the Vultures to Vampires trilogy, attending Amiga37 in Germany, writing my regular bi-monthly column for Amiga Future magazine… Continue reading Christmas Present

Summer greetings

While the Northern Hemisphere is suffering under a sweltering heatwave, so far the New Zealand winter has been wet, windy and wild. It’s hard to believe this is my first blog of 2022. Where have I been, you may ask? If you are a reader of Amiga Future magazine you will know I’ve been heads… Continue reading Summer greetings

Lockdown, part 2

Over the past couple of weeks New Zealand entered into another snap lock-down caused initially by one community cases of the covid-19 delta variant. So what does an Amigan do when he is locked up at home again? I know, work on volume two of the Vultures to Vampires book. To be honest I though… Continue reading Lockdown, part 2

Follow your bliss

I can’t believe it’s already June and I’m just posting my first blog of the year. I do have some excuses. The book I’m co-authoring with David Pleasance does take up a lot of my spare time although that is not the only reason for my tardiness. Several of the companies I’m directly involved with… Continue reading Follow your bliss

Kickstarting out of Lockdown

It’s been a while since my last update but, with the Covid-19 pandemic still dominating world news and events, it looks like my plan to attend various international Amiga 35 events will definitely be cancelled this year. Most of the shows I was planning to attend have at best been delayed, or at worst cancelled… Continue reading Kickstarting out of Lockdown


In my previous blog update I wrote about the growing threat of the COVID-19 virus. I followed this with the contagion update in my Soapbox article which will appear in the next edition of Amiga Future magazine. Since writing both updates there has been an exponential growth in the spread of Covid-19, so much so… Continue reading Lockdown

Contagion edition

With the whole world worrying about the coronovirus threat, or COVID-19 as it’s now officially called, I returned from my winter trip to Europe and have since come down with a heavy summer/winter cold! And before anyone starts worrying, I had the coronovirus test and I passed, well I think I passed, the result was… Continue reading Contagion edition

Another sunny day

Summer has arrived in New Zealand. The sun is shining, the pohutakawa trees are beginning to bloom bright crimson so it must be Christmas time again. I think I’ve said this before, my northern hemisphere imprinted brain will never get used to Christmas in summertime! Fortunately, I will be heading to Europe next month to… Continue reading Another sunny day