Warm Welcome

When we visit Invercargill we tend to end up at Waxy’s Irish Pub where there’s a warm welcome, good food and relaxing atmosphere. It’s a bonus if one of the round booths is available! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand.

Photos taken Saturday 14 September 2019.


Irish map on the ceiling!



I heard the sound of a cracking good fire.. hooray! Nigel got a nice photo.


After reading this sign I promptly ordered a glass of cider…


“Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol” ~ WC Fields


This blog is taking a rest tomorrow – it’s participating in the Climate Strike.

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Round booths, stained glass windows and Dublin Bay! What else do you need? And I see the place I was born, Blackrock, is even marked on the ceiling! I might need a pint in there one day with you guys! Slan go foil

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    1. Oh that’s so amazing! You need to come visit your second home 🙂 I looked up your Irish phrase.. “Literally ‘safety for a while’…which isn’t to say that you only wish safety on the person for a short time, but rather that you hope it will be a short time before you see him or her again!” – I hope it will just be a short time Dami 🙂 Take care!


  2. Once again, you have shared another eatery that has so much appeal to the eye…hopefully to the palate too! The fireplace is inviting and the rustic wood container is very handy. Nigel and you look quite happy in that cozy booth, perchance waiting for dessert! That is a perfect quote for an Irish pub. I have seen it attributed to W.C. Fields and also as unknown, it is fitting no matter who said it. I came across something today that made me think of you, but first I will share a bit of the background story. During my sibling sisters and my childhood years from about the age of ten, my Gram would teach us about the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the importance of voting. My Gram was an ardent follower and participant in the work of Alice Paul, the suffragist, who lived and was an activist in the nearby city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. Gram loved to tell us about her own involvement during the early 1910’s through to the ratification of the Women’s Right to Vote on August 18, 1920 and her first voting that November. She was a proud lifelong member of the National Women’s Party since its founding in 1916. Now, to the part that pertains to you! My Gram often repeated to us that in 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the same voting rights as men. She would point out how long it took the United States and other countries to follow their noble lead, with some disdain I might add! Just this morning whilst reading I was reminded that today, September 19th, is the day that happened in New Zealand…though it may already be tomorrow the 20th for you! Thank-you! So pleased that you are participating in the Climate Strike, so am I!!

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