Warm Welcome

When we visit Invercargill we tend to end up at Waxy's Irish Pub where there's a warm welcome, good food and relaxing atmosphere. It's a bonus if one of the round booths is available! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 September 2019. Irish map on the ceiling! I heard the sound of a... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Good Morning!

This is timed to reach northern hemisphere readers in the morning (but for me in New Zealand it's 4.30pm Thursday afternoon). Yesterday we returned from a 2-night trip away, we stayed in Oamaru (East Coast) for the first night and Dunedin for the second night. In Oamaru the two cafes we visited did a fantastic... 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 →

Count The Boots

Many cafes and shops in small rural towns have a notice near the entrance requesting that muddy boots be left outside the door. Perhaps this could be a useful indicator of a good cafe! Certainly Top Nosh in Tapanui is deservedly popular and as we left the cafe on Sunday I noticed lots of boots... 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 →

Pretty Colours

I never know when I'm going to suddenly chance upon some colours that stop me in my tracks.. I guess that's why I'm always on the lookout for them. On Saturday in Invercargill I was blessed with two stand-out colour moments! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Taken 02 March 2019 At the rose garden near the... Continue Reading →

Community Library

Macandrew Bay is on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, New Zealand and we drove there on 18 January to check out a long-standing community library that's independent of the Dunedin City Library system. I'd seen some information about it on the Dunedin Library noticeboard and having read that it'd been established in 1878 I was... Continue Reading →

Little Libraries

This tiny library is at Macandrew Bay on the Otago Peninsula, near Dunedin, New Zealand. The locality is special, a small community right by the Otago Harbour. Handy to the city but separate, and not too far out on the Peninsula. We went there Jan 18 in search of their library (which we found) but... Continue Reading →

Seaside at Sunset

People enjoying an evening stroll at sunset, St Clair Esplanade, Dunedin, Otago. Taken by Nigel, 31 January 2019. New Zealand Text by Liz, Photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

Summer Sea, St Clair

Some of you enjoyed my  See The Sea  post about a winter visit to a small cafe by the salt water pool at St Clair, Dunedin. We did a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dunedin yesterday and stayed overnight, then returned for a summer visit to the cafe this morning. I looked out the cafe window and... Continue Reading →

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