Category Archives: Cool stuff
…we say “Farewell” to Mapua, jewel of the Top of the South. Oil painting by local biologist, Sam, 10 years old Also the coolest kid on the block. Advertisements
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
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
The New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) aka pīwakawaka. We have a pair at the cottage that patrol the deck, zipping up and down between the eaves and scoffing anything insect-like. They’ll perch on the clothesline and have a chat on … Continue reading
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
If you think that rural cuisine around here is limited to sheep meat and 3 veg, fush and chups and pies, then think again. This was the menu for the monthly event at New Zealand’s oldest pub, the Moutere Inn.