Brebner Cottage hosts farewell party for Darakshan.
The family slow roast was delicious. Slow roasted chicken, home grown lamb roast and lamb rack, roast parsnips, roast potatoes, steamed beans and broccoli from Allison's garden, fresh mint sauce from Monique (neighbour).
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Allison, Tony Marino, Meg Gatland, Darakshan, Debra, Russell and the two boys Leo and Andi just out of shot.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.