Beware the Blue Dragon

I dared to sit on this blue dragon seat and lived to tell the tale! My BLUE dragon was specially chosen for Ann Mackay (Suffolk UK, although Ann's originally from Scotland). She is the second Liebster Award nominee who's answered my questions! Ann likes blue and purple. She also mentioned a family boat trip along... Continue Reading →

Time Distance and Love

When love is all no shadows fall - the sunshine stays. -- inscribed on the sundial below. Click on the photo to enlarge. The other side has this inscription ... Love gilds the hours unfolds the flowers of passing days. Click on the photo to enlarge. The sundial is in the main public garden in... Continue Reading →

Anzac Day 2020

Anzac Day is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country. It is marked annually on 25 April, the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. The above paragraph is taken from this page about Anzac Day and... Continue Reading →

Opportunity

I love this flash of orange brightly blooming in our local street, found during one of our recent walks - 16 April to be specific. I asked Nigel to photograph it and was particularly taken with the single glowing petal that had fallen to the ground and lay slightly distant from the plant. Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

Where Dreams Begin

I accompanied Nigel to Wyndham and Edendale this afternoon as he had to visit various sites for work. One place he parked was right by Edendale Primary School and I noticed these signs on the fence, above the rather dated wall. Edendale is notable for having a large dairy factory and a brand new bypass.... Continue Reading →

Lil Library in Tapanui

Lilliput Library to be exact. Yesterday I needed to walk from home, right through the town of Tapanui, and then go further up the street and round the bend to get to the house that was my destination. And on the way I knew I'd pass the new Lilliput Library that I've spotted recently when... Continue Reading →

At What Price?

At what price do we support industry in our local communities? Industries provide employment and may attract related industries, providing even more employment. Councils generally welcome industry. Just hold that thought. Last week we had torrential rain for days on end after an extended dry period. Southland's a region of rivers and they quickly rose.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Factory, Dunedin NZ

The Dunedin chocolate factory closed (sigh) but the tank remains. We’ll gain a brand new hospital on this site, resolving the long-running and contentious location issue. Liz, 29 Dec 2019. New Zealand.

Higher Ground

Iona Church sits above the town of Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand. "Iona’s 8-day turret clock was installed in 1885 by Littlejohn and Co of Wellington." [...] "Although the time is pretty accurate, strong winds can and have been known to stop the hands, making timekeeping a little harder in the face of a good... Continue Reading →

Middlemarch Cycles

The Taieri Gorge Railway trip we did on 29 December 2019 was a return trip from Dunedin to Middlemarch, a country town way out on the outer edge of Dunedin and almost into Central Otago. We had 45 minutes at our disposal and had time to walk to a favourite cafe as well as take... Continue Reading →

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