It's funny looking back to think I used to come up here all by myself and walk the trails while dreaming about a possible future with a wife still unmet. Looking back on the intervening time with the benefit of hindsight, some of the things I envisioned have come to pass, and others have not. Some dreams have come true, while others have passed me by. I try not to hold onto the sadness for the dreams that didn't happen - and in some cases, indeed, I probably dodged a bullet. Samantha is of course the biggest of the dreams that did come true - if I hadn't turned to using dating sites NZ to find my perfect match, who knows? There may be no family photos happening up here, and no echoes of laughing children along the trails.