Category Archives: Away

Supp up….

The Last Supper No disciples. Blue cod, gurnard (order 2 pieces, get 3 for being nice to the girls at The Smokehouse), mussels, scallops, half a scoop. Glass of Sav, pint of Bone Dry IPA from the Golden Bear. Takes … 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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Ah, that’s better…

Thought I was in a Foreign Country for a bit, but I got blown a few yards down the road yesterday evening and this morning was cool, wet and dreary. That’s more like it. Ta, Welly…

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So this is Wellie…

Wellington invariably disappoints. Cam says how great it is to have breakfast at the Maranui Surf Club and watch the breakers crashing in. Yeah right Millpond. @davidslack says he “sometimes gets the feeling landing at Wellington …of being followed by … Continue reading

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Flip Clogs

Around here, folks reckon that Jandals (Japanese Sandals…) were the world’s first flip-flops. Punching above our weight and all that…. (It was actually a Frenchman who invented them, a Monsieur Phillope. Phillipe Phillope.) Which has nothing to do with this … Continue reading

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Crime wave

Call in at the excellent Shiloh the blue shop cafe in Havelock (on the way to Blenheim) and you’re likely to get mugged…..

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Rituals

Or. I miss Siegfried. Siegried was our neighbour and good friend across the road for nigh on 40 years. We were once mistaken for father and son at the local supermarket. Pleased us both no end. He passed away in … Continue reading

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