Red Bottlebrush Flowers

These beautiful red bottlebrush flowers are at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Taken by Liz on Christmas Day 2019. Callistemon species, Australian garden.

Christmas Decorations

A few photos I took when we called into Kink in the Road pub 08 Dec 2019 for a meal, because I enjoyed their Chrismas decorations. Just happy and cheerful! Happy Christmas to you all, I'm unsure if I'll be doing more posts before Christmas. Milton, South Otago, New Zealand. Super cute! All the tables... Continue Reading →

Roses By The Bucketload

Loved this tweet from Auckland Botanic Gardens, New Zealand. Twitter Account:    @AklBotanicGrdns Website:    Auckland Botanic Gardens "Since 2006 our Rose Garden curator has cut and delivered roses to the oncology department at Auckland hospital in the week before Christmas. Here are the 12 buckets of beautiful, spray free roses ready for delivery this year."... Continue Reading →

Christmas In The Country

On our drive back home from Dunedin via the south coast on Sunday we found some cheerful Christmas farm fun with Santa featuring in two different displays. Both were unexpected delights that we just happened upon by chance. Hooray for the farmers! South Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel 08 Dec 2019. Rural area... Continue Reading →

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 →

Christmas Moon

Last night we sallied out into the town to see what Gore has to offer in the way of decorated houses at Christmas, assisted by a small article in the local paper that mentioned four or five places. We found them all and more, and were impressed with the efforts that some people go to... Continue Reading →

Splendid Scooter

Approaching Gore Public Gardens yesterday on my way home I found this scooter parked near the gardens. I was captivated by its decorations, a scooter all decked out for Christmas. What a delight! Bow, baubles, tinsel and Christmas Tree. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 20 Dec 2018 MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Sgt Dan and Christmas

Sergeant Dan on the wall of the old porridge factory in Gore is all decked out for Christmas. Nigel and I were surprised on 22 Oct to find that Sergeant Dan is now sporting a Santa hat courtesy of the local radio station. For more info about Sgt Dan see my previous post  I Am... Continue Reading →

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