Monthly Archives: December 2014

Pure indulgence

I have extreme difficulty passing up the chance of a double espresso (and I haven’t had a bad one in NZ yet..), but the hot chocolate at Red Gallery’s cafe on Bridge Street in Nelson wins me over every time. … Continue reading

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High tide was at 05:21.

This turned up at 08:01. Left me speechless

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It all started here….

My (admittedly sporadic) involvement in the City Daily Photo community started hrough Meg and Ben Nakagawa who have been running Nelson Daily Photo since around the middle of the Meiji era. We’ve met often in Nelson over the past 8 … Continue reading

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PDIR Syndrome

The Met Service forecasts are no good for us out here on the peninsula. They forecast 22•C for Nelson airport, we have 26•C. They forecast 11mm of rain for Nelson and Richmond and we get …nothing. We can see it … Continue reading

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An afternoon’s entertainment

Someone in Mapua gave (for a box of beer) our friend Ricky a yacht in much need of TLC “Can’t look a gift horse in the mouth, John” he said Especially when it’s “Paladin”, an H28 Herreshof design previously owned … Continue reading

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A little burst of All Right

There are few bands I enjoy more than The Eastern from Lyttelton, Christchurch harbour town. First saw them last year in March, then again this year at Marchfest   and bumped into them in Trafalgar St, Nelson’s Champs Elysee piling out … Continue reading

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Here we are, then….

Rabbit Island’s a pretty good destination on Christmas Day. Serious luncheon dining, with long table, white tablecloths, wine coolers at one extreme, A guy cooking up a feed in a frying pan over a driftwood fire at the other. We’re … Continue reading

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