Giant fruit sculpture in Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand, home of many fruit orchards. On a dark winter evening they're an impressive sight! Taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019.

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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 →

Build Your Own Breakfast

Top Nosh  is THE cafe located a short walk up the road from us in Tapanui. Yesterday after a local loop walk we called into Top Nosh and while there I photographed these food items sitting on the timber bar in the front window. Quite novel... cooked breakfast as painted rocks 🙂 -- Tapanui, West... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Frost Pot

The Frost Pot is a new food shop in Roxburgh that we visited on a whim as we travelled through the town yesterday, it's only been open for seven weeks. Once inside I found delicious ice-cream offerings including gelato and sorbet. Despite the cold autumn afternoon I decided to try a couple of flavours and... Continue Reading →

Mousedrops anyone?

I read this food cabinet sign as "Mousedrops" and wondered if it's a new menu item to complement "Mousetraps". Ha! Then the penny dropped, it does say Mousetraps but the writing style had me fooled. FYI mousetraps are melted-cheese toasties with extra ingredients eg vegemite, bacon, spaghetti. There's some mousetraps sitting on the top shelf... Continue Reading →

Pub at the Port

In yesterday's post I said we'd been out for dinner in Port Chalmers during our recent overnighter in Dunedin. We didn't take any photos but I took some during a visit to the same establishment in January - I'll share those with you instead. Its a really nice pub, welcoming and friendly, comfortable, and with... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Cafes

Cafes in Oamaru are great and I don't think we've been to any that we haven't liked. I should particularly mention Steam which we've often been to but I never photographed. Last time we found it had changed ownership so I hope the wonderful food continues! This post features a couple of cafes that we... Continue Reading →

The Last Post (1864)

We had dinner here on the evening of 21 Jan 2019, the first time we've set foot inside the building. This is the original Post Office building in Oamaru. I knew it'd changed owners and thought it would be a good time to take a look inside. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Country Pumpkin

Coming home from Oamaru, its a long drive. We'd come through via Palmerston and Central Otago, stopped for a mob of sheep and then for refreshments at Omakau. We were almost out of Central Otago when I thought it would be nice to get some fruit. Peirce Orchard loomed before me and instead of the... Continue Reading →

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