The Southern Crossing in One Day

The “Southern Crossing”. A classic 2-3 day alpine hike in the Tararua’s. We attempted to run it – in one day! ⁣⁣⁣ Car park to car park in 10 hours 19 minutes. Far from a record, but included plenty of time to stop, eat and enjoy the glorious views along the way⁣. ⁣⁣ So blessed … Read more

What It’s Really like to Work at Mcdonald’s

Mcdonalds Upper Hutt

When you think of business and McDonalds, for most people burgers, franchising, and the golden arches come to mind. Many have also heard about how they have invested in real estate and the success this has brought them. There is no doubt McDonalds is a business powerhouse in these areas.  However, when I think about … Read more

How to Give a 5-Year-Old the “Best Day of Their Life”

5-year-old note, best day of his life

Being a parent is both the most rewarding and challenging role I have taken on to date. Kids have this magical ability to get under your skin like no one else. Then 2 minutes later they do something that makes you so proud and all that frustration melts away. They remind you that you’re human. … Read more

My Mate Geoff Owns a Time Machine

Geoff and Josh

Geoff is someone that seems to achieve 4 times more than the average person in the same amount of time. He has a knack for juggling multiple projects without dropping a single ball. I wonder if he secretly owns a time machine. Executive Director of HealthCare Services at Wellington Free Ambulance  owns the Silverspoon (he … Read more

4 Reasons Why This Blog Is Not for Profit

coffee and book

What’s the purpose? Are you going to monetize it? I have had lots of questions about my intentions for the blog, particularly around money. Attention is a commodity, now more than ever. I appreciate that I get a tiny snippet of yours each week. I have no intentions of this blog generating revenue by spamming … Read more

2012: The Year We Had a Baby and Started Living the “4-Hour Work Week”

Jacob, 3 days old

Back in 2012 Katie was 26, I was 27 and we had been married for five and a half years. After travelling for 16 months on one way tickets we came back home to good ole Upper Hutt. The previous year we had picked up the Silverspoon (a local restaurant that was about to close) … Read more