Monthly Archives: April 2014

So. Farewell..

Then Notthenelsondailyphoto. Surrogate And ephemeral Antipodean version Of Mainz Daily Photo. It was nice While it lasted But you may now Go into hibernation Until November (With apologies to) E.J. Thribb (17 1/2) Our usual program will resume shortly at … Continue reading

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I called them and told them I’d take two…

…..but they said that assistants currently only come in sets of 5.

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“I’d sack the cleaning lady, said Prof…

……She comes to work in her pyjamas….”

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Pottering About is an art experience cafe on Buxton Square in Nelson, where you can decorate pre-thrown pots and have them fired. Or just have a cup of coffee. The folks who run it came over from Scotland and were … Continue reading

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The pinot’s in….

The Greenhoughs took a look at the weather forecast just before Lusi came thundering through and decided – discretion being the better part of valour – to get the pinot noir into the cellar before the bunches flew off the … Continue reading

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Nelson has more craft breweries per head of the population than anywhere else in the country – 16.6% of New Zealand’s breweries serving just 2.25% of the country’s population. Reason enough to celebrate. Enter Marchfest, an annual craft brewing and … Continue reading

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The things you find…

John Hurley is an old-ish guy who lives in Wakefield, south of Nelson and makes Adirondack chairs. We saw one at Rabbit Island Coffee’s Coffee in a Paddock the other week and rocked on down to order a couple for … Continue reading

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