I have had feedback from recipients of my Christmas card this year inquiring whether I had taken the photograph myself – yes I did. It is Sunrise at New Brighton Pier on August 2, 2009. I have decided to share it on Red Alert, so you can all enjoy the beauty of the electorate I have the privilege to represent . And for those who have asked about whether I have had any training, well a certain Minister would call it a ‘hobby class’, but I did attend an Adult Education class at Papanui High School a few years ago and it has excited a passion for photography that far exceeds my natural talent! I will try and share some of my holiday snaps with you. Seasons Greetings!