Author Archives: jb

Can’t get away from the bastard…..

The Suter Art Gallery does me no favours. Although I’m still trying to work out who the greater cartoon character is…. Advertisements

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The long non-Italian lunch

Rocked on over to Neudorf Vineyards with my surrogate kid sister Robin and her husband Alan (Of Waitemata Woodys fame) who were here for an extended weekend for a picnic lunch. Bring your own food, buy a bottle (or 2) … Continue reading

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Ready, willing and…..

….Abel Tasman National Park.

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Reverse engineered

Discovered these on the SH1 coast. Maybe local biologist Sam can un-reverse engineer them……

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Who says…..

…….that there are no virgins in Nelson? I just saw 4 at the airport. Behind a a hurricane fence chastity belt, that is….

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Monthly Theme Day – Mar 2019 – Green

Here in the Top of the South, we can’t offer much “green”. A few weeds, but they’re struggling too. Despite 7mm on Sunday, there’s been no rain since Christmas Day, temperatures in the 30s and non-stop sou-westerlies. Which means that … Continue reading

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State Highway 1

Over 2 years after the Kaikoura earthquake, there’s still a massive amount of work to be done, repairing the coastal rail and road lifeline between the top of the South Island and Christchurch. You’ll see signs like this all the … Continue reading

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