Tautuku Estuary

Another stop in The Catlins with our friends.. the Tautuku Estuary boardwalk is always good for a visit. You can walk far out into the wetland on the boardwalk with great views over the endemic oioi or Apodasmia similis (or Jointed Wire Rush). Its a short drive down the gravel road to the carpark, then... Continue Reading →

Vanitas

This work was on display when we visited the 2019 Arts Gold Finalists Exhibition at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Our visit was on October 31, 2019. I cropped this out in order to get a horizontal header pic. 'Vanitas' by Nicola McLaren (Dunedin) Photo taken by Nigel. Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

Never Seen Her Homeland

On Thursday evening 10 Oct, I attended a talk in Dunedin by Tecber Ahmed Saleh who spoke about Western Sahara. She was born in a refugee camp in neighbouring Algeria and gave us an overview of the situation in Western Sahara between the local Saharawi people and Morocco (Morocco occupies 80% of the area and... Continue Reading →

A Good Kind Doctor

Dr Ebenezer Halley was only 25 years old when he arrived on the goldfields of Tuapeka. He was destined to virtually kill himself in the service of the people within the next 14 years. Dr Halley was educated in Manchester and London before emigrating to Australia in the late 1850s where he spent a year... Continue Reading →

Upon My Word!

What do Paris and Invercargill (NZ) have in common? Very little so imagine my surprise when Damien published  a photo-post from Paris  and there was something I could relate to - a patisserie with an eerily familiar name. Familiar that is, to the name of a pie shop in Invercargill! Now dear reader, excuse my... Continue Reading →

Colours | Colors

People talk about toning colour down; I tell them I want it to go right off the scale. -- NORI POPE Here I am, in my happy place, in colour space. Happy as ...

Words Matter

This morning Nigel read me a few paragraphs from an article and it turned out to be a recent piece published on the website of the Washington National Cathedral: "...As the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, we strive to serve God and our neighbors as agents of reconciliation, a trusted voice of moral... Continue Reading →

Colour Magic

Immersed in joyful, happy colour, our treat after a day of car travel. We didn't have much time but both of us felt happy and relaxed in this fun colourspace. I'll be posting more about this soon(ish). Taken 23 July 2019. Dunedin, New Zealand

Remote Control

At the wave of his hand, Nigel controls the mountain scene and navigates the alpine panorama. For us this was a 'sideshow' to the exhibition we'd arrived to see at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 23 July 2019 - but fun! I had a go too 🙂 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

RedRobin Cafe 02

This post continues RedRobin Cafe. The owner of RedRobin Cafe is Robin Stock. When we entered the cafe we chatted a bit and I asked his name - he replied "Robin". I glanced at Nigel and said Nigel's Dads name is 'Robin'. A little later I mentioned Nigel and had barely got three words out... Continue Reading →

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