Monthly Archives: February 2016

Red sky at night….

Complete this old adage. Answers on a $1000 note please. Shakespeare had it right in Venus and Adonis. “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto … Continue reading

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  Tug of war outside the Nelson Mail’s offices

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Fix it again……

…Tony. A fine example awaiting restauration in Patrick’s ferrous sequestration zone on the estuary shores.

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“Do I get to keep it…?”

This is a cool story. Robin, Steve Fullmer‘s wife, mailed me saying that one of Steve’s older pots was for sale on Trade Me, New Zealand’s eBay. Put in a decent bid, got it, arrived today. It’s quite stunning. Steve … Continue reading

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Early settlers

From The Early Settlers sculpture  depicts a young migrant family arriving in Nelson around 1842 and marks an early landing site for both Māori and early settlers. The man, his wife and daughter stand facing their new life ahead … Continue reading

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Jane Ussher ist arguably New Zealand’s best portrait photographer and unarguably an exceptionally nice person. We had the pleasure of having her at our place for the best part of 2 days, photograhing the cottage for one of New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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A generic term for….

… the combination of “bucketsfull” and “truckloads” gets very close to “shitload” But I have more from my 14 tomato vines. Subjectively, at least….. Mot market

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