Come On In

When I walked up the street yesterday in the glorious autumn sunshine, these three properties seemed to welcome me in with their feeling of open-ness and warmth. All three are very different but I felt drawn to each one. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand Either of the horizontal photos can be viewed larger (click on... Continue Reading →

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Blue Mountains, Tapanui

It's three weeks since we moved to our recently purchased cottage in Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Today was a beautiful autumn day and I went for a walk up our street, following it until I reached the outer edge of town. I took these photos of the Blue Mountains which dominate the landscape to... 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 →

Transition

This large bare 1320m section is a block or two up the street from us in Tapanui. I know nothing about its destiny or why the simple house that used to be there is gone. We walked past a few days ago on a beautiful sunny day (cloudy, grey and overcast since). I was drawn... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 Random

These are the last few photos from Oamaru, the left-overs that weren't used in any of the other posts. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Taken 21 Jan 2019 by Liz (L) and Nigel (N) When we were in the Victorian Precinct, Nigel noticed this bright-eyed rock staring out at us from a window sill! (L)... 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 →

William Bee, Oamaru NZ

We found this delightful shop in the heart of the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru, full of colour and interesting things. Well worth a visit and the lady was fine about me taking a few photos for my blog. Their business name reflects the history of the building. William Bee General Merchants   |   website There's an... 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 →

Baark of the Town

We wanted a leg-stretch and wandered up a street leading out of the town centre of Oamaru. Being uphill it also gave us a vantage point from which to take a few photos. This striking shop stopped us in our tracks and after taking photos we returned to town. Baarkers Dog Grooming, 36 Tees Street,... Continue Reading →

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