Month: February 2020

Reflection End of Week 1- Mark and Toni’s 2019 Learning and Growing Odyssey.

So it begins As we both sit on the 07.15 Eurostar in carriage 4, seats 21 and 22 we listen intently to the ambient pulsing noise of the electric train, stationary, soon to leave London St.Pancreas on the high-speed journey south to Avignon, Provence,…

Mark and Toni’s 2019 Learning Odyssey: Week 2 en Provence, France.

Bonjour tout le Monde. Sitting on the deck of our cabin/caravan I’m listening to the second semi-final of the World Cup 1 Day International Cricket between England and Australia. The winners meet New Zealand this Sunday! How exciting, who to support if England beat…

Mark and Toni’s 2019 Learning Odyssey 2019. Week 3. Food for Thought – Le Teeth, Dordogne, Le Paradox, Sat Fat, Cavemen, Hunter-Gatherers and all that.

Le Dordogne, the very name ironically evokes our past, be it hunter-gathering paleolithic’s, early farming neolithic’s, troglodyte medievalists or, of course, the present and we modernists. When you step into this vast area of central France you are wrapped, like a warm cloth, in a rich…

Toni and Mark’s 2019 Odyssey: Week 4: Food and Drink for Thought. Keeping the pH balance in Sancerre, Bats, Pinot Noir Barrels and Kayaking through ancient Roman ruins.

Week four of our learning journey continues as we head north from The Dordogne crossing the pilgrimage paths of Limogues and Perigueux. We pass wandering pelligrino’s near the Cathedral city of Bourges having sadly not, ourselves, being able to get to the pilgrimage centres and…

Mark and Toni’s Learning Odyssey 2019, Week 5: Champagne and onward to Wells, More Food for Thought, Family, Friends, Dental Updates, Cathedrals and Cathedral Thinking.

It was a hard drive in heat to Champagne after finals with Lynne and Philippe. We decided early in the week to not attempt the long trek north early in the morning to get to Charles De Gaulle International and risk missing the onward…

Mark and Toni’s Learning Odyssey 2019: Week 6 – Highland Flings, Foraging, Family, Healthy Walking and Organic Small Holding.

Our next destination, Scotland awaits. We drop by Sainsbury’s, Woking, in hope of surprising my sister Melanie, we were in luck and the surprise was complete. It was great to see her. Ironically in the same aisle was Carol, a friend of our daughter,…

Mark and Toni’s 2019 Learning Odyssey: Weeks 7 and 8 ; High Wycombe, High in Oregon and Very High in Colorado. Sustainability and Climate Change, Whole Food and Health Journeys US Style.

The bus journey from London Heathrow was a welcomed change, a lazy, laid back White National Express coach ride along the chocked up M25, onto the M40 and arriving at the A404 coach stop. We had arrived in High Wycombe. Our hosts, Mark and…

Mark and Toni’s 2019 Learning Odyssey. A Final Reflection, Future Planning and a Greater Purpose.

We all have a story to tell, but whether we chose at any time to tell it is an entirely different matter. Each of us continue on journeys, in life, with families and friends, in our work and at our play. Finding its meaning…

Whole Dental Health

Whole Dental Health for a Progressive, Creative and Sustainable New World


Brewing techniques, beer and the ins and outs of running a small brewery in Northland NZ.

Pinotoriously Hoppy NZ

Pinot in all its glory, cool Kiwi craft beer plus shitz and giggles of course.

dharma shed

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the experts there are few – Shunryu Suzuki

The Science of Human Potential

Understanding how to be the best you can be. Professor Grant Schofield.


Conversations to take learning forward


History never really says "goodbye", it instead says "see you later".

Loire De Da - Old and New World Wine Adventures

The Land, It's People and their Wine

Off The Plot in New Zealand - The Ongoing Journey

Enabling Self Sufficiency and Sustainable in Abel Tasman