Archive for October, 2012

Mack’s Craic

28Oct12

 The New Media Seminar, Los Angeles 2012. Presented by Talkers Magazine in association with the Los Angeles Press Club by Graham Mack When I heard that an event that bills itself as, “The talk media industry’s largest and longest running national convention” was being held in the “Steve Allen Theater”, I wondered why the Americans […]


Mack’s Craic

21Oct12

Times are tough so you’d think businesses would be working extra hard to get your money. This week I found out that that’s not the case. It can be very difficult to spend money. Our washing machine broke down. It’s about four years old, which is about as long as they seem to last. I […]


Mack’s Craic

15Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 23 Hollywood Today is the only day of our trip that we spent apart. I went to Talkers Magazine’s New Media Seminar at the Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard and Julie went shopping at the Glendale Galleria. […]


Mack’s Craic

14Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married.  Day 21 Kona and Honolulu We haven’t seen a single pineapple the whole time we’ve been in Hawaii. That’s strange because if you stick pineapple on any food it suddenly becomes “Hawaiian”. We checked out the local supermarket on […]


Mack’s Craic

11Oct12

Mack’s Craic

11Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 20 Hawaii, The Big Island We’re so close to the equator here that the weather is pretty much the same all year round, hot and sunny. That makes it difficult to start conversations with strangers. Today we rented […]


Mack’s Craic

09Oct12

Mack’s Craic

09Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 19 Hawaii The state of Hawaii is made up of seven islands; Honolulu is on Oahu, “The Gathering Place”. We flew to the one of the other Islands, the one that’s actually called Hawaii. It’s known as “The […]


Mack’s Craic

07Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 16 Auckland It’s Saturday 6th October, we’re flying to Honolulu today because twenty-five years ago this week that’s where we went on honeymoon. This is the first time we’ve been back. Day 17 Honolulu We arrived in Hawaii […]


Mack’s Craic

05Oct12

  Day 14 & 15, Auckland The skyline of Auckland is dominated by the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the 328 metre (1,076 ft) tall Sky Tower. The crazy thing is, you can bungee jump off it! People pay over $200 (£100) a time to fall at fifty miles an hour for 192 adrenalin packed […]


Mack’s Craic

04Oct12

Mack’s Craic

04Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 13 Paihia (3rd October)   Today we went back to where it all began. It’s the big day, the reason we travelled all of this way. On this day exactly twenty-five years ago Julie and I were married at […]


Mack’s Craic

03Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 12 Whangarei Today we saw a microwave oven that was being used as a mailbox. There it was, in the middle of a row of mailboxes on the side of the road on the way to Tutukaka in […]


Mack’s Craic

01Oct12

We’re going around the world in twenty-five days, one day for every year we’ve been married. Day 10 and 11 Whangarei   Food tastes better in New Zealand and I can’t quite work out why. We’ve spent the last couple of days catching up with family and old friends. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried. Whangarei has […]