10 episodes

Dad's Diary is taken from selected journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four over the last 20 years. Full of humour and honesty, the show looks at fatherhood and how a family of six left inner city London for a small farm full of animals 12,000 miles away in New Zealand. New Zealand Pocket Radio is a grassroots podcast network located in Woodhill, New Zealand and with a focus on local programming, oral history and human-interest podcasts.

New Zealand Pocket Radio Jon Dunning - writer & podcaster

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Dad's Diary is taken from selected journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four over the last 20 years. Full of humour and honesty, the show looks at fatherhood and how a family of six left inner city London for a small farm full of animals 12,000 miles away in New Zealand. New Zealand Pocket Radio is a grassroots podcast network located in Woodhill, New Zealand and with a focus on local programming, oral history and human-interest podcasts.

    10 A Step Towards Another Life

    10 A Step Towards Another Life

    Today's episode is the last in the present series – and provides a taste of what is coming in the next. When we return later in the year, we will be back with a new series. Based on a blog called 'Looking For No.8 Wire', the series takes a personal look at just what it takes to leave everything behind to begin again on the other side of the world.

     

    Show notes

    For links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

    Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 5 min
    9 Ordinary People & Terrorism - part 2

    9 Ordinary People & Terrorism - part 2

    Today's episode is the second about various blog posts I wrote concerning terrorist attacks carried out in London by the IRA and Al Qaeda before we emigrated to New Zealand.

    Show notes

    For links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

    Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 5 min
    8 Ordinary People & Terrorism

    8 Ordinary People & Terrorism

    Episode Summary

    Today's episode, the first of two, draws on various blog posts I wrote about two terrorist attacks in London, those carried out by the IRA in February 1996 and Al Qaeda in July 2005, just before we left London for New Zealand. While there are no graphic details, it deals with content that may be upsetting for some.

    Show notes

    To see a picture of my London shirt and for links concerning the events mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes on the New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

    Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 5 min
    7 The Midnight Snack

    7 The Midnight Snack

    Episode Summary

    Today's episode is a special treat for those who enjoyed last week's walk around the farm. Once again, we're heading out the back door but this time it's midnight and moonlit as we go in search of a hungry little fella.

    Show notes

    You can check out pictures of the farm and the new arrivals, including Pip the rejected orphan, at our New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

    Thank you to everyone who is downloading and listening to Dad's Diary; it is a labour of love and it's great to know folk are out there listening to it. If you enjoy the show, please share it with your friends and family. We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to contact us via the New Zealand Pocket Radio website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed or at nzprpodcasts@gmail.com to let us know what you think.

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 4 min
    6 Lambing Season

    6 Lambing Season

    Episode Summary

    Today, Dad's Diary heads out the back door to bring you an outside broadcast from around the farm, taking a look around the place and meeting some new arrivals!

    Show notes

    You can check out pictures of the farm and the new arrivals at our New Zealand Pocket Radio website. If you fancy visiting or staying with us, you'll find us at Hillside B&B or the Hillside B&B Facebook page.

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 20 min
    5 Dad and Daughter DIY.m4a

    5 Dad and Daughter DIY.m4a

    Episode Summary

    Today’s podcast is the conclusion of a two-part story from our experiences living in rural New Zealand.

    Show notes

    You can check out pictures of the farm and the Palais de Poulet at our website -  newzealandpocketradio.wordpress.com

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    Dad’s Diary is a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

gary@kiwimana ,

Great Show

This is a great little podcast full of personal stories from John's life. Its going to interesting to discover what direction this show will take in the coming years.

I also love that someone else is doing a podcast in our part of Auckland :)

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