Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fashion show in the country

 Encounter Christine on her way back from her shopping spree in the Petit Fumé (Nelson). Flags us down, insists on showing Ms jb her purchases, insists that Ms jb try on at least 1 item. It appears – from … Continue reading

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Last orders……

 The locked front door of  Wyperserfontein, a derelict 19thC building on Neudorf Rd. Originally a roadside inn set up by Franz Seiboth to service the goldminers heading for the Baton, it was bought by William and Hannah Perry and … Continue reading

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This is Matteo and Bridget, one of his bevy of many lovelies, on the Nelson Market. They make mozzarella, ricotta, scamorza and primosale at their Milk Drop dairy in Hastings St and if you get to the market early enough, … Continue reading

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All at sea

Take : One 90 year old, somewhat decrepit fishing boat by the name of “Lily” Three fishermen A high tide of 4.7 metres The first rainy day in weeks. Headed out first to 5m below the keel. Nothing. 10 metres … Continue reading

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Late afternoon at Grossi Point

Someone else shares my opinion that there’s not much that beats sitting in the sun and watching someone else make a fool of themselves on a boat.. Historical note: Grossi Point (and I’m still trying to trace the origin of … Continue reading

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The Mapua entrance – dawn to dusk

Or… As it happened

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Spinifex cake

Those Jafas up north might have a Spinifex seedpod now and again. Here in Not Nelson, we have Spinifex cakes……

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