Charmed By The Chain

Sunday we were off early to visit Dunedin and arrived wanting rest and refreshments. I remembered that the  Careys Bay Historic Hotel  (Victorian pub) had been done up and I'd read good things about it so we headed there. Just loved it! The kind bar manager allowed us in early - we enjoyed hot drinks... Continue Reading →

Creepy Challenge

Very chilled out skeleton above the bar at Casafuego Eatery & Bar, Balclutha, South Otago, New Zealand -- Liz, 11 Oct 2019. For "creepy" photo challenge.

Where We Found The Blue Doors

Open park, formal garden 'rooms' and a lovely cafe are features at  The Orchard Garden  Cafe and Function Centre. We had a pot of tea and desserts there after leaving the art gallery in Alexandra on my birthday. October 31, 2019. This is the place where we found the very pleasing  blue doors  that provided... Continue Reading →

Colour in Oamaru

Photos taken while out and about in Oamaru on 05 September 2019 (early spring in New Zealand). When visiting this vibrant town it never fails to deliver on colour. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz. Light shades, public library. Paper cranes, Opera House cafe. Toadstool picnic table/seats by a path in the... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery (2)

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. This post continues  Grid Coffee Roastery. Photos taken during our visit May 29, 2019. Grid street frontage, cropped from a... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. I provided background information in my previous post  Mornington, Dunedin.  What I should have said is that the photos in... Continue Reading →

Mornington, Dunedin

I'm setting the scene for a post I'll be doing soon, about a coffee roastery. Mornington is a steep climb from Dunedin Central and we regularly drive through here when going to or from Dunedin. Years ago a cable car service operated between Mornington and the city. Recently, long-held plans to re-establish the cable car... Continue Reading →

Casafuego, Fire House

Casafuego Eatery & Bar (literally “fire house” in Spanish), in a building that used to be a fire station. Mexican cafe/restaurant. I took these photos January 28 and didn't get around to blogging. Balclutha, South Otago, New Zealand. Text by Liz, photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)

Casafuego Pool Room

These photos taken during a winter visit to Casafuego Mexican cafe/restaurant in Balclutha on 08 July 2019. They'd added a pool table since our previous visit. We loved the look but our photos came out rather 'flat' due to the light conditions. Today I had a bit of a 'play' with my recently downloaded photo... Continue Reading →

Lychee Dessert Cake

Lychee dessert cake (lychee juice is added into the cake after it's cooked) with peanut butter ice-cream. Delicious! Casafuego Eatery & Bar, Balclutha, New Zealand. By Nigel, 24 Aug 2019.

RedRobin Cafe 02

This post continues RedRobin Cafe. The owner of RedRobin Cafe is Robin Stock. When we entered the cafe we chatted a bit and I asked his name - he replied "Robin". I glanced at Nigel and said Nigel's Dads name is 'Robin'. A little later I mentioned Nigel and had barely got three words out... Continue Reading →

RedRobin Cafe

Without question this is the best boutique cafe that we've ever been to. Robin Stock the owner has been in New Zealand for over 20 years, well-travelled (has been a mural painter) and hails from London/Sussex (UK). This tiny cafe is in North Oamaru and Robin offers a hearty welcome, banter, and delicious food and... Continue Reading →

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