Qnap Server

Have finally done the finishing touches on the new server I have setup for movies and website. All working well just a few more things to sort and it will be all go although the movie side is finished.

Using Plex for the software to run along side the server for movies etc. The software is great and works very well πŸ˜€ All in all fairly easy to sort out which is great.The remote makes this unit very easy to navigate around when looking for Movies, Music etc πŸ™‚


At Botany today as Julie is having her vehicle serviced so we decided to go to Dennys for something to eat πŸ›β˜• great food and fantastic coffee just what we needed πŸ˜† thank you for the food and company Julie ❀

Off to Kmart now!


Came to work this morning and I have a white board in the entrance to my office however I had these visitors the other weekend that dropped in for a chat and coffee. This morning however I noticed a message from them…… Shows how relaxed I am these days and don’t notice too much! πŸ˜€

It’s A New Year

So 2017 is here and we all have a little time off I gather so what are you all up to? We decided to go for a drive to the shore nice drive to Devonport Β via the coast, Mission bay etc. Julie drove so it was nice to relax as a passenger πŸ˜€City of Auckland in the foreground.

guess where this fish is and guess what is here hidden?

Ended up at Glenfield mall for a bite to eat which we enjoyed. We had both been amazed at this tree as it has all sorts of life on it πŸ˜€ Don’t see these in West or South Auckland!Β 

both enjoyed the drive and walk around Devonport and the mall, great to get out this side of the city as we hadn’t been here in sometime, the cafes at Devonport had been very busy people everywhere hence why we ended up in the mall as this was far better with less people around πŸ™‚

Thank you Julie for the drive πŸ™‚

Dinner Time

Hope you all had a good Christmas.

We decided to go south and have some takeaways at Papakura on boxing day however it was closed πŸ™ never mind we thought….. Let’s head to Karaka as there is a good fish n chip shop to have some nice takeaways! not so as they had been closed… Never fair Kingseat takeaways is just down the road we will go to that shop….. not bloody so as that was closed… Okay that’s all good as we are on holidays and we will just drive until we find something, mind you I suggested a takeaways shop atΒ Waiuku…. Traveled to this and yep you guessed it closed! In the main street we found a place booming with business, I wonder why…. We ordered and went to a place I used to have a cache hiding and ate there, it was nice.

Headed off and on the way back we went to Glenbrook for a drive and stretched our legs!

Β enjoyed the drive and of course the company πŸ™‚

Meadowbank Pizzeria Visit

My darling husband suggested we have a Xmas treat and have beef lasagnes from this amazing place. We usually go once a fortnight to stay within our budgets. However it’s Xmas time and the owners advised us last week that they would be going back to Italy for most of January. Hence my lovely husband suggesting we have this again to get our fix before the drought that will be January!

Imagine our surprise when they presented us with a large ham and cheese pizza as ANOTHER Xmas gift. We were delighted and have decided that we will not bother going anywhere else for takeout food as these guys are the BEST!


Christmas Garlic Pizza

The wife and I went for our take out this evening and when we went to pick up our regular order the owner greeted us with a Merry Christmas and gave us garlic pizza for Christmas, what a surprise so friendly and a fantastic place for authentic Italian pizza a pasta. Meadowbank Pizzeria πŸ˜†πŸ•πŸThank you for dinner Julie.😘



If your in the area we highly recommend this place they are honestly fantastic and well well worth the visit.

Birthdays and Outings

In the past week or so we have both celebrated our birthdays which meant we went to Denny’s for a meal each which was good.

Went for a drive to Clarke’s beach and outer suburb’s which made for an enjoyable day 20161206_143601


Also went for a visit to MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) we both hadn’t been here for many years, Nice to walk around in and we enjoyed looking at the older style houses and what they lived in and some of the utilities they used. Nothing much else really tickled our fancy to be honest. However we did enjoy the day πŸ™‚





Waitakere is out west and yes we are both Westies from way back πŸ˜€


Thank You

Thank you to my wife for the dinner on Monday night at Denny’s.

It was my birthday so we enjoyed the following day together as I had to work so the Monday was great with the start of a great meal that night then off for two days πŸ™‚ Julie’s turn next week πŸ™‚ Looking forward to it babe.