Helga was German and black. She was muscular yet agile and we shared our friendship with others. She was mine for seven years. We went to the cafe together.

Andre at Umu Cafe in Coromandel

Umu Cafe in Coromandel

We went on holidays together, along with friends and family.

Maraehako Bay - the perfect camp setting

Sunset on the East Coast

Jono and Max

At Kaiaua

Glen, Tig and Marianne near Havelock

Near Havelock


We played together.                                                  IMG_0573 sml IMG_1000Max on BMW K1200sShe hardly ever fell apart. But I hurt her, badly, physically.


And now she is gone.

But now I’ve got a new friend, Gabriella. She’s Italian. We met on the internet but I haven’t seen her yet. She arrives on Tuesday when we’ll meet for the  first time.             IMG_1716

So before she arrives I just want to say to Helga – Aufwiedersehen Pet.

Sunset over Auckland

Sunset over Auckland


About maxyg

I am married to Glen, I am an architect living in Auckland, New Zealand, and I ride a Ducati 999s
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  1. Abbie says:

    Haha! Oh that has made me laugh! Looking forward to meeting her this week, I bet she will be beautiful!

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