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April 04, 2020


Day 11 - The only way out is through

Create your own Playlist, using the questions. Then pour yourself a nice cocktail (we have suggested a classic in yesterdays blog) and enjoy. We can do this… View full article →
April 03, 2020


Day 10 - The only way out is through

The story starts in Louisville, Kentucky. A 2005 article in The Courier-Journal gives credit to a private social club, called The Pendennis Club, for making the very first old-fashioned.

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April 02, 2020


Day 9 - The only way out is through

I decided to travel north to my hometown of Kerikeri prior to the country locking down. At the moment, a nationwide lockdown doesn’t make much difference up north. It is still tranquil as ever, seemingly winterless and not a single decibel can be heard during the night. 

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April 01, 2020


Day 8 - The only way out is through

There's a new man of the house... My dog. After 12 consecutive days at home, he can't figure out why he's not getting 100% of my attention, 100% of the time.  In turn, we have established somewhat of a morning routine - completely dictated by him.

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March 31, 2020


Day 7 - The only way out is through

"The Captains  T&D Team  (lockdown) Log"

Collective thoughts of the group over the lockdown period



Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020

By: Dion Nash  - Founder 


It was a slow motion event.


Much like that dramatic movie scene where the heroine crashes through an open window only to land in a cascading waterfall before plunging into icy depths below, moody jazz licks simmer in the background, suggesting some kind of foul act has caused her demise.


So it was that I watched, but was frozen, thought but could not react.


I should not have been drinking anyway, what was I thinking, on a school night?


But it was day six, I had grown accustomed neigh familiar to my surroundings, I had settled into some form of routine, maybe, maybe too much routine.


Then it happened.


Some would say the rolled, cushioned arm was not the place for the glass. Others might argue further and say red wine should not make its way to a new couch.


All of which is fruitless hindsight. Nothing more than verbiage that would provide us all with perfect vision.


Alas I am human, flawed even. And so it was I felt in that moment it was right to lean back and place my full glass of Shiraz atop the arm my wife’s new couch.




This might be an appropriate moment to share the following information on fractions;




March 30, 2020


Day 6 - The only way out is through

It’s day 6. By now that guy who works for FedEx should have already climbed that mountain, discovered a dead pilot, buried him, saw a light in the distance, made his first attempt paddling out to sea in his inflatable lifeboat, and realised he’s in it for the long haul.

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March 29, 2020


Day 5 - The only way out is through

I don't think I'm a bad driver, perhaps the facts would say otherwise…or maybe I just love to have a story to tell?

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March 28, 2020


Day 4 - The only way out is through

People are exercising their right to exercise. Every morning celebrity PT and Russel Brand look-alike, 'Joe Wicks' has become the nation's defacto PE teacher.

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March 27, 2020


Day 3 - The only way out is through

Right from the start of these daily musings, thoughts, and constant stream of BS that will no doubt fall out of my mind, quicker than a current supermarket shelf being emptied, I want to actively try to not be pessimistic, negative or generally ‘Emo’. 

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March 26, 2020


Day 2 - The only way out is through

Thank goodness for the work, something to focus on, something to do. I found myself doodling my work journal with small art pieces, doctoring the pages with thought and colour, a luxury not normally afforded to a work day, but now somehow entirely appropriate, neigh necessary to get the job done.

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