Christmas Spirit

Earlier I showed you the first house in an Invercargill cul-de-sac where a number of near neighbours created cheerful Christmas displays that light up their lane. Here are the rest of the illuminations from neighbouring properties. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Taken 07 Dec 2018 A resident at the end of the cul-de-sac had lights coming... Continue Reading →

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Christmas Neighbours

The Invercargill neighbourhood with many decorated houses has one small cul-de-sac notable for the number of residents who participate. It was a joy to visit! This was the most highly decorated house in the cul-de-sac and it was also the first one we arrived at. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand, taken 07 Dec 2018 All horizontal... Continue Reading →

Christmas Trees Aglow

We drove to another part of town where we remembered a number of near neighbours had done great displays in the past (we lived in Invercargill for roughly a year, a few years ago). To our delight we found excellent displays there again, all within easy walking distance of where we parked. Here's the first... Continue Reading →

Lit Up for Christmas

Last night I suggested to Nigel that we drive to Invercargill to look at the street decorations. As we were driving into the city we saw this private house all lit up for Christmas. It was amazing how much work they'd invested in dressing up their property for the festive season. Photos taken by Liz... Continue Reading →

Flowers of Home

The garden we currently have is "inherited". We moved into our rental house in February this year and we didn't recognise all of the plants so its been interesting to find out what they are. Even with plants we know, its often a mystery what colour the flowers will be until they bloom. We've just... Continue Reading →

Colours of Flowers

There was an eye-catching array of different flower colours at Queens Park, Invercargill when we were there on 13 November. The first four photos were ones I took while waiting for Nigel who was elsewhere on a job. Later he joined me and he took the last photo (thankfully his turned out well - my... Continue Reading →

Heads Up, Waikaia

Another interesting aside that dates back to our Waikaia trip on 20 October 2018. After we'd arrived and parked outside the pub we went for a bit of a walk. We found ourselves on this street with houses down one side and a wide tree-lined grassy verge on the other. It looked inviting so we... Continue Reading →

Waikaia Happiness

Happiness is... a trip to Waikaia. We enjoy a trip into the back country so much and the village of Waikaia in the middle of nowhere is a fantastic place to go. Nigel and I went there on 20 October. I've already shared some photos from that day's trip - we covered a lot of... Continue Reading →

Birches and Band Rotunda

As you walk along the big main path that cuts through Queens Park in Invercargill you come across the band rotunda, a focal point of the Gardens. More recently, birches have been planted here and are notable for their extremely white trunks. Queens Park, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Liz 01 Dec 2018 Text and photos... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan and Posy

We spent a little bit of time in Queens Park at Invercargill today and as we walked the main path that runs straight-as-a-dart through the Gardens, I noticed the Peter Pan statue had a pretty rhododendron flower posy in his hands. It looked really sweet so I attempted to take photos and struggled with bright... Continue Reading →

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