Category Archives: Commerce

Form follows function

Wood. Nail Magnet Jude Raffils is a really cool guy (who spent his early years up the road) and designed and makes this bottle opener, along with a whole range other well-designed stylish products. Started out at the Nelson Saturday … Continue reading

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Buy local

Eggs from pampered chooks from the nice ladies at the Old Post Office Store in Upper Moutere. They once didn’t have any. “Oh, Katie and Owen (Katie Gold, ceramic artist, Owen Bartlett, potter, live across the road) are away. I’ll … Continue reading

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Well ..er..finnished…

Maria Julkunen has – by her own admission – been a designer/dressmaker/seamstress/fibre artist for the past 20 odd years and currently on the Nelson Saturday Market. Studied at Kuopion Muotoiluakatemia – Kuopio Academy of Design (which is closer to Russia … Continue reading

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It’s Friday.

(Disclosure: Not a left-footer) You’re Catholic. The Good Book says “FISH” There is none. Can’t even do the fish-and-loaf-of-bread thing. Something from the “Vegetarian Butcher” on the Nelson Saturday market, then… (I kid you not…)

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Taste of Heaven

Whitebait fritter from the kaimoana (kai = food, moana = sea) lady on the Saturday market in Nelson. $8.50. She’ll also do you a mussel patty, she has ceviche and kawakawa juice that’ll cure any ills that you might be … Continue reading

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Aunt Margaret would be pleased.

Went to Chapel yesterday. Nor exactly her kind of chapel (Grove Methodist in Horsforth), especially with all manner of alcoholic beverages on display and nary a crucifix to be seen. It’s actually the old Mission to Seafarers church, dating back … Continue reading

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Middle Earth

A highly appropriate comment, as evidenced by the photo below. Very much a case of “Now you see it, now you don’t”. “Clear cut” is exactly that – nonselective felling of trees. Harvest the timber, leave all the debris to … Continue reading

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