Peace and Quiet

The cafe in Tuatara Lodge, Invercargill is my go-to place to sit down with good food, a hot drink and just chill out and forget about everything else. Yesterday (Saturday) I sat down to enjoy one of my favourite comfort foods - savoury mince on toast - which they do really well. Later I had... Continue Reading →

Momentous

Yes.. I was back in The Frost Pot this afternoon. Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand. Blackcurrent and coconut gelato topped with NZ Berry Fusion sorbet. Can't beat it!

Colours and Decor

The Frost Pot in Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand. As per my last post, this shop has only been open for seven weeks and was a really nice surprise for us when we visited on Friday 12 April 2019 (NZ autumn). Nigel was a keen photographer this day and did a great job! All photos... Continue Reading →

Fruit and Veg

"The oversized fruit and vegetables represent how much food waste there is in the average household. The amount that goes to landfill and becomes methane gas when it could be composted or be chicken feed etc." -- The above quote is an excerpt from an Oct 2015 account of how members of Art Fibre Dunedin... Continue Reading →

After Dinner

After Dinner is a work by Susan Nunn, viewed at the Community Gallery on Friday 18 January, Dunedin, New Zealand ... an eye-catching and sizable exhibit. Being a non-sewer myself I was incredulous to see a whole table-load of fabric "fast food" and "packaging". This is about contemporary society's acceptance of food and packaging waste... Continue Reading →

Bath House Cafe, Queenstown

When we were in Queenstown on Saturday 27 October we re-visited a cafe that we haven't been to for many years and it was so wonderful we returned again before leaving town. It was bright and comfortable, the food and coffees were delicious and it feels very special being right on the shore by Lake... 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 →

Whitebait Fritters

Down south here, the whitebait season runs from 15 August until 30 November and that means I can find whitebait fritters. I've found that we can get awesome whitebait fritters at the Stirling Tides cafe at Fortrose so that is where we headed on Sunday. Whitebait are tiny immature fish and there's a whole seasonal... Continue Reading →

Poetry, Photography and PIZZA

Have you been to Strasbourg? Not me unfortunately, but Damien visited recently and his photos were great...I'd love to go! Usually when I feature Damien's work, its his words and poetry but he's not one to miss a good photo op and yesterday he posted beautiful photos from his visit. Many feature buildings and architecture,... Continue Reading →

Stripes and Squiggles

We ordered the Citrus and White Chocolate cheesecake on Saturday night at Waxy's Irish Pub in Invercargill and were wowed with its looks when it was duly presented at our table. I only JUST remembered to take a photo! It was nice but I thought it tasted a little bland compared to what I'd expected.... Continue Reading →

Turkish Delight Meringue. Turkish delight chocolate, pistachio nuts and cream on meringue. Tonight we had coffee and dessert at The Thomas Green Public House & Dining Room in Gore, Southland, New Zealand.

Mossburn Muffins Mmm!

Chocolate and caramel muffins, hot chocolate and mochaccino. Delicious afternoon tea, enjoyed at Bracken Hall cafe and gift shop. Mossburn is a tiny village way out in the Southland rural countryside. Its on the tourist route to Fiordland which probably explains why this tiny town has two cafes and a diner! I recommend Bracken Hall... Continue Reading →

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