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French Connection
We spent 3½ weeks in July and August touring around France, catching up with friends in Provence and soaking up some of the regional sights and tastes on offer.

 

Vive la différence
Le Monde
7:29am
Spurred on by our friends who invited us to join them for a week in a house rental in Provence, we added on another 2½ weeks to soak up some of the regional sights and tastes of France.

Over the top
The Gulf News
8:44pm
Hopping between air conditioned taxis and ostentatious shopping malls was about as intrepid as we got in Dubai in the summer time.

The Good Life
Home and Garden
1:31pm
After a year of searching, we have finally found an idyllic semi-rural lifestyle block on Waiheke Island, that we are very excited to call home.

Bula Vinaka, Fiji
The Fijian Times
3:43pm
We had a laid back seven nights in Fiji. In the 32 degree heat we didn't want to do much at all - just lots of: eating, drinking and swimming.




  A "Guru" in the making:
Click here for a pictorial timeline of Guru Ted's life, as portrayed by one photo per year, taken around the time of his birthday.
 
When did Guru Ted last have a curry for dinner?
Last night
A week ago
A month ago
Ted never eats curry




The Golden Temple theme continues 

A beginners guide to all things Italian

Grabbing a slice of the Big Apple

A trilogy of wedding weekend events

An epic journey through India

Something beginning with "H"


The birth of Metallurgy
After a straight forward delivery, Guru Ted is delighted to announce the safe arrival of a 4kg newborn, conceived during a bronze casting workshop with Olivier Duhamel.

Ready, Steady, Waiheke
A "Ready, Steady, Cook" competition capped off a fun filled 24 hours, when  Mick, Chrissy, Pauline and Bob visited Waiheke Island.

All fur coat, and no knickers
A group of fledgling movie-makers gathered over a weekend in mid April to write, shoot and edit a short movie, all within a 48 hour time frame.



Horsing around on the Otago Rail Trail
A day of biking, followed by a selection of thirst quenching beverages. Multiply this by five and the result is our version of the Otago Rail Trail.


Short and sweet
The dust barely had time to settle from their previous overseas trip, before Ted and Shoddi left on their next venture - this time: four Japanese cities in just six days.

Ten Decades of Decadence
A time-warped clan of diners assembled for an epic ten course degustation meal – one course for every decade of the 20th century.

Late night fracas at U.N.PRO.D.E.D
The United Nations Progressive Day of Eating and Drinking (U.N.PRO.D.E.D.) resulted in a late night fracas, with the English delegation's efforts to be repatriated back to their homeland, causing a lot of concern.


Lifting the lid on Sydney
After roughing it on some of their previous trips, our intrepid travellers report on the adventures to be found in Sydney.


2010 Economist of the Year
The 2010 Economist of the Year function came with a twist — this time it wasn't a pub crawl.

Econopubly
The first ever game of "Econopubly" was devised and played out on the streets of Wellington – as a band of wannabe tycoons systematically secured iconic CBD properties, in a bid to become the 2008 Economist of the Year.

Swinging safari
Terry and Ross visited us on Waiheke Island over election weekend and the sojourn culminated with a day-trip over to Rangiriri, in North Waikato.


Viva Las Wegas
Wellywood made way for Las Wegas, when the inaugrual Economist Poker Pub Crawl was held to determine the 2006 Economist of the Year.


Toasted in Ohau
Five national teams gathered in Horowhenua to determine who would be crowned the supreme wine-and-dine champion, at Toast Ohau 2012.

The Big Four-Oh
To compensate for hitting the ripe old age of forty, Shoddy was treated to a lavish weekend in the Wairarapa.

U2 Concert
Guru Ted & Shoddi Shiva (along with Moira Mahal) made the trip up to Auckland, for a U2 concert, some fine Indian dining and another look around Waiheke Island.
 


Marmite Man & the Baked Bean Lady at the Rugby 7s
Two classic kiwi icons were served to the hordes at the Rugby Sevens in Wellington.


Gettin' busy with the fizzy
A relaxing and enjoyable break over the festive season, incorporated numerous dining and drinking opportunities, along with many friends and house guests visiting us on Waiheke.

Getting stopped in their tracks
Two classic kiwi icons, the ubiquitous Marmite jar and the humble can of Watties baked beans, were served to the hordes at the 2007 Rugby Sevens in Wellington.

Island Time
Ted's Tiki Tour of Waiheke took Shelley and Reuben to all corners of the Island, during their whirlwind weekend visit.


Taking a Dive
A sleek houseboat on South Australia's Murray River was an ideal springboard for the Kiwi diving contingent to launch from.


AC/DC fever hits Captial
They aren't getting any "younger" but AC/DC proved that age was no barrier to putting on a rocking good show at Wellington stadium.

Foxy mamas and funky fellas
Plenty of cool threads, lots of nifty food and heaps of groovy music were on show at the 1970s Retro Dinner Party. Later in the evening, Shirley Bassie and Selwyn Toogood joined in and livened things up.

From Appletini to Zombie
Guru Ted throws an alphabetic themed cocktail party to celebrate his birthday.


God Save the Queens
The 2010 Wellington Rugby Sevens was graced by the appearance of not one, but several Queen Elizabeths.


Sydney revisited
Shoddy and Ted took a trip across the ditch to see how the Sydney landscape has changed since their previous visit — in short, not much at all.

Wedding Day Drama
Hannah and Thom had a most memorable wedding day, when the bus transporting the guests to the venue came within a whisker of toppling over on a gravel driveway.

Toast Roseneath
The inaugural Toast Roseneath was held recently, with wine, food and music over a number of locations in some greater Roseneath locations.


Bill Bryson's Book Launch
Lord Alarn and Guru Ted made a lasting impression on Maggie Barry and Bill Bryson, at the Lower Hutt launch of his latest book.


Good Moaning Vietnam
Guru Ted and Shoddi enjoyed a relaxing three weeks in Vietnamm and Cambodia. Shopping was high on the list of priorities, as well as lots of rest, relaxation and plenty of honeymoon "pampering".

Dusty Trails
A day of mountain biking, followed by a fine selection of thirst quenching beverages. Multiply this by five, and you have a sense of our journey along the Otago Rail Trail over the Christmas holidays.

Hedwig's Angry Inch
The Hedwig Horror Musical Entourage bedazzled the lower North Island - and the folk in Taihape will never be the same again.


An Arabian Night
A sudden increase in the number of dodgy looking Arabs sighted in Wellington had NZ customs and border security on high alert. But it turned out to be false alarm and was in fact an Arabian themed Christmas Party.


Coast to Coast (Guru Ted style)
An overnight stay in Greymouth was the curtain raiser to Sylvia's ash scattering at Cave Rockin Sumner.

Like sands through the hour glass
Shodrick experienced some of the marvelous hospitality that the Nelson region has to offer, while celebrating her most recent birthday.

Ted's Train and Tavern Tour a success
A small band of merry men set out on a mission from God, to visit all the pubs in close proximity to the railway stations in the Wellington region.


Toast Ohau
Five nations gathered in Ohau for a multicultural sporting, eating and drinking extravaganza.


Daily temperature recorded in Waiheke (and weekly rainfall), since we arrived in April 2011.



 
The Bronze Age
Guru Ted enrolled in a Bronze Casting workshop, held over two successive weekends, with Waiheke bronze sculpting identity, Olivier Duhamel.





 
Can-Ted Camera

My year long project of snapping a photograph for every day of the 2011 calendar year has finally been completed. Thanks to everyone that helped along the way.
 


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2011
 Swinging safari
 Ready, Stead, Waiheke
 
Trip to Perth and Surrounds
 • Shelley & Reuben's tour
 • Cuban revolution party
 • Rotoroa Island visit
 • Welcome to Waiheke
 • Hasta la Vista party
 • Steppin' back to the 70s
 • Toast Ohau 2011

 • 2011 - a photo a day

2010
U2 Concert in Auckland
Toast Roseneath
Ben Hur weekend in Sydney
Bambi's 40th birthday
2010 Economist of the Year
The Fitzpatrick's Wedding
New York
Italy
All Fur Coat and No Knickers
Toast Ohau
Royalty at the rugby 7s
AC/DC fever hits Wellington
The Murray River houseboat

2009
Tauranga re-visited
Tranzalpine & Sylvia's sendoff 
International Curry Cook-off 
Sydney 4-day getaway
Suz's 40th birthday 
Dinner Party of 20th Century 
Chums for Life 
The Indochine honeymoon
Suz and Ted's wedding weekend
Ted's "beer festival" stag night
Hannah and Thom's wedding

2008
Otago Rail Trail
The Arabian Xmas party
Econopubly
The 80s party
Toast Martinborough '08
Sylvia's funeral
Fauxlympic Games
Japan in 6 nights 
36 hours in Auckland
1970s potluck dinner party
Week in Warkworth
New year in Mahia

2007
Scrabbleonomist of the Year
Ted & Shod's Indian adventure
Ange and Dave's wedding
Martinborough farmstay
A Flying visit
In and around Nelson
Mangatainoka farm visit
Trooping the Colour at Mission
10 pin bowling and belly dancing
Cycle Round the Vines
The new Malthouse re-opening
Bill Bryson's book launch
Marmite and Baked Beans
Ukulele stars


2006
Baywatch
Blonde Santa
Pianola Idol
Viva Las Wegas
Catch of the day
Down on the farm
Dial "M" for Murder
WoW in Garden City
The Volvo challenge
A blanket ban
A.C.C.O.R.D.
 New Year at Luggate

2005
Bacchus at Martinborough
EOTY 2005
Bulwer fishing trip
Conch party
Patrick's 40th
A-Z of cocktails
"M" Party
Farewell to the Flintstones
U.N.PRO.D.E.D
Tandoori Ted

2004
Mexican Party
Toast Martinborough 2004
Ted's Train and Tavern Tour
Hedwig in Taihape
Ted's 40th
Meatloaf
Flintstones Mark II 

2003
Toast Martinborough 03
Nautical party
Pungas wedding
2003 Rugby 7s
Fiji Trip
Whangamomona
East Cape  

2002
Fishing with Terry
Queen Charlotte Sounds
Dunedin test
2002 birthday
Ngawi
Pete Sinclair's marmite jar
Cheeky cowboy

Guru Ted's e-GalleryGuru Ted's Old Family PhotosA few of the lucky people that have had the pleasure of working with Guru TedSome milestones along the path of lifeSome of my more memorable Indian mealsA collection of some the outfits that Guru ted has dressed up in over the yearsA few of Guru Ted's tried and tested on-line recipesPub photosGuru Ted's Guide to Indian restaurants in the greater Wellington area


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