Born in the North-East of England, I emigrated to New Zealand in 1996, and have never been back. I consider New Zealand my home, and myself a New Zealander – though my accent is a bit of a give-away as to my “Geordie” origins. I have been teaching now for 18 years, most of those years in New Zealand. I live in Kapiti, an hour north of Wellington, with my life’s “treasures”: my son, daughter and wife. My strength is using information technology to enhance student learning (and often teachers’ learning too!) Outside of teaching, I keep myself busy refereeing football (or soccer, as New Zealanders call it) and competing and refereeing in powerlifting. I am also an avid geocacher.