“Squalid Heights” was coined (not by me) in an effort to describe the house I live in on Great Barrier Island. It sounds worse than it actually is. 🙂

Although Great Barrier is one of the poorest places in New Zealand, it is also one of the most beautiful with one of the best communities in the world. Sure, some of us are a little closer to insanity than most but if you can’t be mad on the Barrier where can you be?