Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

Colours of Coffee Flavours

Does my coffee taste musty/earthy or musty/dusty? Hopefully neither, there's lots of better options. Various fruit, nut, chocolate flavours and even maple syrup! Much better than skunky, cardboard, rubber, petroleum, ashy, acrid or meaty brothy. The poster shown below is hung as a framed print on the wall of Vanguard cafe at 329 Princes Street,... Continue Reading →

See The Sea

On Monday morning we tried a cafe that's new to us in Dunedin, the cafe by the hot salt water pool at St Clair. It was really lovely sitting right above the waves and watching the kelp swishing backwards and forwards with the tidal movement below, as we enjoyed our brunch. Here's a couple of... Continue Reading →

Pretty and Pink, Two’s Company

Yesterday I posted about a pink house in Eastbourne Street, Caversham that I spotted while we were driving down the street. There's another pink house directly across the road and together they make quite a statement. Here's a photo taken by Nigel that includes both houses (as well as me getting my photo). Eastbourne Street,... Continue Reading →

Pretty pink cottage with matching picket fence in Eastbourne Street, Caversham, South Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 16 July 2018

A Good Yarn

This'll knock ya socks off! There's a very talented lady in Dunedin who hand dyes wool in various colours to resemble the plumage of New Zealand native birds. Her name is Loris Ives and I met her about a year ago when I wandered into The Potters' Co-operative shop at 14 Stuart Street on a... Continue Reading →

Unforgettable Birthday

Today the sun shone brightly for Nigel's birthday - Yay! Our horrible winter weather had decided to play nice! We drove to Tapanui to enjoy brunch at Top Nosh and it was lovely. Then we decided to go for a drive in the country and it was all blue sky, sunshine and a dusting of... Continue Reading →

Food Colouring

We walked down to town to pick up a few groceries from our local New World supermarket and I was attracted to the bakery cake cabinet. This little cupcake is so cute with its lavender icing and googly eyes! Although the googly eyes are great fun it was the turquoise and lavender rose-shaped cupcakes that had... Continue Reading →

Come Away With Me

Come away with me to realms of fantasy... The latest contribution in response to the Pete's Dragon creative invitation is the dramatic and powerful poem DREAMS AND DRAGONS by Damien B. Donnelly accompanied by an exquisite "little pastel sketch" also by Damien. Please, please visit "Dreams and Dragons" and immerse yourself in the magic and... Continue Reading →

Container Ship at Port Chalmers

This afternoon at Port Chalmers in Dunedin we saw this heavily laden container ship in port. I've been fascinated by containers for years. So many containers, loaded with all sorts of goods, being dispatched all over the globe! Many years ago I worked in the office of a tannery in Auckland and part of my... Continue Reading →

Dragon Memo

Candice has brought to vibrant life a fantastical and powerful Snow Dragon in her beautiful poem "Flight of the Snow Dragon" (link below). This memo is my only post today so please check out her poem. I've added "Snow Dragon" to the top Menu on my blog and will add links there for any new... Continue Reading →

Ode to Snow Dragon

SNOW DRAGON -- Poem by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour Softly surging through the water Near me I would have you stay Onward going, never slowing Wondrous how you surf the waves! Dignified determination Raging torrents all around Anxious to pursue your journey Going, flowing, ocean-bound One brief glimpse through foamy spray Nature's gift, soon borne... Continue Reading →

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