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    Please forgive my absence!!!

    Hello my Autogeek Family.

    Please, for those who remember me, forgive my recent absence here on the Forum - the elastic was at full stretch for quite some time.

    Iím gonna run you guys through whatís been going on down here in little olí New Zealand .... well, with us at least anyway. Iíll chuck a few pictures in here & there for those that enjoy some pictures with the story.







    So, since my last proper post, which I believe was about the results of the Charity Raffle we were holding (this thread - Still Chewing But We Raised Some Cash!!! ) & then Ange & I holding our Detailing Class (this thread - Detailing Class Down Under! )
    We had been playing catch up & settling back in to the normal organised chaos.
    That was the plan anyhow.








    .... Actually, this Humber is going to be a future preservation detail at the shop ... Meguiars #7 ... more on that another day.








    They were a couple of pictures from the Annual Kaikoura Hop which was on the 15th of September, & I gotta say - the venue is first class, what do you think??

    Then only a few weeks after the Hop it was time to go further South to Christchurch for the Annual NZ Detailers Conference from the 5th to the 7th of October. Being that I am one of the senior citizens of detailing in NZ & playing a small part in the organisation of the conference saw us get down to Chch early on the Friday the 4th to aid with set up & discuss subjects & set moderation tasks etc.
    Being self employed & away from the shop for three working days hurt the bank balance a little but in terms of what we are achieving & striving to achieve for the industry in NZ, well a few dollars less in the bank isnít such a big deal.

    We had some valuable ďround tableĒ discussions, some fun activities, meals, & a full day of training with Jason Rose before the weekend was up.





















    ..... to be continued ....



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    ... continued ...

    Iím gonna put a couple of pictures in here from our road trip South to Christchurch because it really is a great little 4 hour drive & it may entice you guys to come down & visit . . . Don, thatís aimed at you buddy.



















    We tend to take this beauty for granted but sometimes you really realise how cool it is.


    So here we are, a couple of weeks later & the chaotic normal has settled down & returned. The shop is super busy & going well & now we are counting (very rapidly) down the days until our trip back to the mighty USA. Only 62 sleeps away now & thatís flying bye.









    Iím looking forward to an actual family holiday & pretty excited about catching up with Mike & invading Autogeek when we are in Stuart. Hopefully we can meet a few other good AGO Forum friends along the way too. Iíll have to check in with Mike Phillips first but I think there is a possibility of a Forum member gathering in the Autogeek Show Car Garage where we get to do some detailing & hang out some. Stay tuned for that.

    Right, Iíll leave that here & because the Weather is warming up here in NZ - Iím gonna go fire up the BBQ for dinner. Thank you all for stopping by & checking in.

    Final pictures of a quick walk up the hill this morning .... this is my home town, Blenheim, right here at the top of the South Island of New Zealand.





    Thatís Jonty being king of the castle ...


    Aaryn NZ.


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    Re: Please forgive my absence!!!

    No worries mate!

    Now that sounds like you have had a hectic time Aaryn to say the least. And also fun times I can imagine. Wonderfull nature you have down under in NZ.

    Take care friend!

    / Tony

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    Glad all is well Aaryn! Great pics, your home is beautiful!!! Keep us posted!
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    Beautiful country. Isn't your seasons the opposite of the US?

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    Awesome pics and news, Aaryn!!
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Great pictures of you beautiful island nation! I would love to visit one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    No worries mate!

    Now that sounds like you have had a hectic time Aaryn to say the least. And also fun times I can imagine. Wonderfull nature you have down under in NZ.

    Take care friend!

    / Tony
    Thanks Tony.

    Yeah, itís been just a touch on the wrong side of the line to be honest but we are back on track & into a good rhythm now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Glad all is well Aaryn! Great pics, your home is beautiful!!! Keep us posted!
    Thank you Scott.

    I love, actually - We love your home too. Would love to do at least 3 months in Florida (preferably our winter) there & back here for the rest . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Beautiful country. Isn't your seasons the opposite of the US?
    Cheers mate.

    Yep, exactly that. We are half way into spring at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Awesome pics and news, Aaryn!!
    Thanks PaulMys.

    Quote Originally Posted by mc2hill View Post
    Great pictures of you beautiful island nation! I would love to visit one day.
    Cheers mc2hill.

    Absolutely you should. Be sure to stop by if you do!!!


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    Beautiful country down there Aaryn!

    Glad to have you back.

    If I ever make it down there I will surely look you up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post
    Beautiful country down there Aaryn!

    Glad to have you back.

    If I ever make it down there I will surely look you up!
    Thanks Mike!

    Yeah you better! Always welcome my friend.


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