New Year's day is kind of a special day for me.
It is the anniversary of a major decision I made 19 years ago which changed my life dramatically.
It's a time when I like to spend some time along to reflect on my life, where I am, where I could have been. Sometimes I don't get to celebrate the occasion but this year I went for an evening ride on my bike through the wetlands between my home and the outer suburbs of Palmerston.
It was green and there were frogs. Here's some sound bites I've added to some images of the country.