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 →

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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 →

Clock Tower At Night

Gore has a clock tower and Nigel took these photos on Friday night when we left home after seeing there was a lovely full moon in the evening sky. The clock chimes the hours and its only in the last couple of days that I've noticed I can hear the chimes from home, possibly because... Continue Reading →

Something Fishy

This giant trout occupies a prominent position near the highway as you drive into Gore from the north. To be honest, in the light of day I haven't been that impressed by the fish. As we returned home last night after driving around admiring the beauty of a full moon, I found the illuminated trout... Continue Reading →

Full Moon Evening

Looked out the window this evening at home and saw a beautiful golden full moon so we thought we'd go for a drive and see if we could get a photo or two. I took this near the clock tower in Gore and the kinda crazy-looking picture appealed to me. Thought I'd post it.. just... Continue Reading →

Which Way Into The Bush

The weather on Saturday was better than expected so we made the most of it while it lasted. We drove to the cafe at Fortrose and then drove to the cafe at Niagara Falls, and then decided to drive through the Catlins, and part way decided to do a bush walk, and then we drove... Continue Reading →

Fishing boat leaving Bluff Harbour, taken from Stirling Point. Pride of Madeira flowers (Echium sp.) Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 13 Nov 2018

Worth Getting Up For

"So, early on a January morning in Winnipeg, when I looked out the window to see fog instead of a snowstorm, I was beyond myself. I almost forgot to exchange my bedroom slippers for boots before I was out the door. And then, to add to my pleasure, when I got outside it was warm... Continue Reading →

Shadow of its former self. Part of an old bridge that once crossed the Mataura River. It sits alongside the newer bridge, at the town centre end. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Liz, 22 Oct 2018 (morning)

To Labour or not to Labour

In New Zealand this is a holiday weekend with today, Monday, termed Labour Day. Unusually for Labour Weekend the weather has been fabulous and we've got out and enjoyed each day. Nigel's been so busy growing his business as a landscape architect that he rarely takes time off, its been great to see him relaxing!... Continue Reading →

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