Gore Xmas Houses

Here's a couple of houses decorated for Christmas in Gore, Southland, New Zealand from a late night drive around that Nigel and I did on Friday 21 December. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of residents willing to put in the effort to decorate! As I hit the publish button its getting very close... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Colours in Bannerman Park

We walked through Bannerman Park on 02 November and everywhere we looked there were so many colours! We're fortunate to have this lovely park in close walking distance to our rental house. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Nigel took all these photos except the last two. All the bright colours are azaleas. The first photo is... Continue Reading →

Colourful Clown

Today was Gore's annual rhododendron festival and Nigel and I wandered through this afternoon. Its held in the Gore Public Gardens and there was a range of stalls and quite a few people given the rainy weather we've had today. I noticed this colourful clown coming towards me and loved her amazing costume. Shadow the... Continue Reading →

Best Ice-Creams

Saturday 20 October, after stopping at Mandeville and watching the steam train, we drove to one of our favourite little country villages. Its way off the highway in the middle of nowhere and boasts a large bottle-shaped building made of 20,000 wine bottles (previous post). We had pizza and drinks at the pub and then... Continue Reading →

The Golden Boy. Golden Pheasant at Maple Glen Gardens where a group of these pheasants roam free. Taken by Nigel 15 Sept 2018. Southland, New Zealand

Dancing With The Stars

I dance with these guys, but not literally of course...I "follow" their blogs, I love their photography and from time-to-time I profile their work on my blog. So in this rather fanciful piece of writing I dance with them, its a joy! This morning I found they'd both posted exceptionally fine photos and I felt... Continue Reading →

A Poem and a Picture

Keep a poem in your pocket and a picture in your head and you'll never feel lonely at night when you're in bed Do you remember this poem from when you were a kid? I've never forgotten the first verse. The poem is by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. I did a search to check the... Continue Reading →

Art Deco Beauties in Bluff (3)

Immediately past the bright pink art deco building we came across The Lighthouse Gallery with which I was enchanted! It looked wonderful from the outside and later we went inside and relaxed in the cafe where the manager (Bridget) made us very welcome. Its only dawned on me as I write this that the bright... Continue Reading →

Stars and Swirls

Today I'm taking you away on a trip to Ireland To stars, swirls and spirals, Bright, colourful patterns, Bits and pieces, bound into magnificent MOSAIC     [ -- Liz] In January 2013, Maria with her partner Paul and their combined family of four children, were able to move into their own "small cottage built... Continue Reading →

Teapot Tribute

My beautiful teapot, the only teapot I've ever loved, must be discarded. Despite lots of hairline cracks (crazing I think its called) it did the job for years. But now it leaks a puddle of tea every time I use it. As soon as I find another, it must go. Many of you know how... Continue Reading →

Giving and Receiving

This week has been a very unusual week for me. On Sunday I was one of four participants who spoke at an art gallery event in Dunedin about Colour. I called the talk 'My Colour Journey' and shared about me, colour, and my experience of blogging. My delivery fell well short of what I aspired... Continue Reading →

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