Author: kiwihyde

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Matarawa Cottage

Matarawa Cottage In August 2008, we were fortunate to acquire a one and a half acre piece of paradise in the beautiful Wairarapa – just over an hour north of New Zealand’s capital city...

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Karmann Mobil Safari

These motorhomes are a recent discovery of mine. They top my motorhome/campervan favourites list. Considered by many as a small palace on wheel, the Kombi motorhome or Karmann-mobil Safari model was manufactured by Karmann-Ghia...

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Peter & Debra’s Family Tree

This family tree charts the genealogy of myself, Peter Hyde and my wife Debra Hyde (nee Alderson). Family surnames include: Hyde, Ching, Gottermeyer, Freeson, Wilson, Paris, Kirwin, Alderson, Shatford, Slater, Turnball, Taylor, Rummel, Beckett...

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Fiji – May 2017

Celebrating Peter’s 60th birthday. A 7 day cruise around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on a Blue Lagoon Cruises boutique cruise ship, the Fiji Princess. From the brochure …. The warm, turquoise lagoons that...

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Our First Year 1980/81

Peter & Debra’s first year together as a couple! It feels funny looking way back to 1980 when we first met. Here we are below 37 years later in 2017 enjoying ourselves on a...

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Our Wedding 1981

Peter & Debra’s Wedding – 19th Sept, 1981 It seems a long time ago now with four children and lots of adventures together along the way. We were married at St Stephens Anglican church...

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Our Big OE 1981/82

Peter & Debra’s Big OE to Europe – 1981/82 – Introduction On the 19th September 1981, Debra and myself got married at St Stephens Church in Shirley. Debra was 19 years old and I...

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Over The Years – Debra’s Quilt Collection

Debra’s Quilts Debra started quilting in 2011 after taking a class at Crafter’s Heaven in Greytown. Most of her quilts have been given to friends & relations to enjoy. All the quilts are special...

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Best Photos 2005 – 2016

Here is a selection of my photos that I think merit a section of their own! All these photos were taken with my trusty Olympus C-770 camera. This camera came out in 2004 so...

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Austin Seven Australian Sports Roadsters

Only recently discovered these fabulous examples of Australian designed and bodied Austin Seven sports roadsters. Built on the standard Austin Seven chassis. They seem to have all originated from Sydney. The Meteor was built...