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 →

Country Cafe Coasters

Rare sunshine arrived today! This afternoon we took a delightful sunny winter drive far out into the countryside, eventually arriving in the small village of Mossburn for afternoon tea. We laughed at the bottle-top cup coasters sitting on the table...

Peeking Into The Pantry

The Pantry is a social enterprise opened by South Alive in 2017; retail shop that sells wholefoods and specialty groceries and also has a lovely little cafe and community kitchen. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and its very clean and organised. Located behind South City Mall in Invercargill (used to be Bin Inn). The... Continue Reading →

The Bright Room

Today's post is full of colour! When I looked around 'The Pantry' I found a little room dedicated to pet food and cleaning products. You won't believe this but I got all excited about this room with its mundane stock. You see, it has an amazingly bright colourful mural on the back wall! I've dubbed... Continue Reading →

Bright Spot

We spent a 3-day stopover each way in Los Angeles when we visited the UK in 2010 (we love to stopover in LA!). One day we spent much of our time in Los Feliz and stopped in at Fred 62 for an excellent breakfast. After returning from a trip to the bathroom Nigel told me... Continue Reading →

Tea at Tapanui

Sunday 13 May. Dying to get out of foggy, grey, cloudy Gore;  decision at 2.20pm to drive to Tapanui hoping to find (a) Top Nosh still open and (b) warm, bright sunshine. Arrive Tapanui: Top Nosh still open [we were only in the nick of time] AND warm, bright sunshine So we sat down in... Continue Reading →

Pink and Blue: A Gentle Introduction

I've been collecting images in pink and blue - both or either. Having collected rather a lot, I'll split them over several posts and I hope you enjoy them! This post is dedicated to photos that show paler shades of pink and blue - subtle and more easily overlooked. "Thank you!" to the featured photographers... Continue Reading →

Me to a ‘T’

Travelling back home from Central Otago we were in need of refreshments. We'd already driven Clyde to Hawea in the early morning and then found that Hawea was seriously lacking anything that resembled a cosy cafe with an ounce of ambience. Nigel had visited a prospective client in the morning and we faced a long... Continue Reading →

Postmasters House in Clyde

I shared with you how much we enjoyed visiting the Post Office Cafe & Bar in Clyde, Central Otago. While I was checking out the garden bar I noticed a sign on a garden gate about accommodation next door. I enquired at the cafe about it and found the prices very reasonable. Now bear in... Continue Reading →

Cosy in Clyde Post Office

The Post Office Cafe & Bar in Clyde is perfectly wonderful! When we left Lower Shotover on Good Friday we stopped at the town of Clyde in Central Otago for lunch. I vaguely remembered this cafe and bar from years ago and managed to find it again (its not on the main street). Its a... Continue Reading →

Magic at Millers Flat

Millers Flat is a small and lovely village just off the highway as you travel out of Central Otago and head toward the Clutha District. To access the village you must cross the mighty Clutha River via a bright blue bridge with a series of arches. Its all very scenic and rather exciting! As soon... Continue Reading →

An Engine Like No Other!

You don't need to be a mechanic or engineer to appreciate the genius, humour and fun in this exhibit. As long as you have a sense of wonder and curiosity, I'm certain you'll enjoy this post 🙂 The setting is a very large hardware store in Invercargill named E Hayes and Sons Limited. Invercargill is... Continue Reading →

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