Category Archives: Drink

Photo of the Month – February 2018 – Tired

TIRED?!!!! We’re not TIRED!!!! We might be REtired, but we’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bursting with energy, the 2 of us. Nothing like having my compagnon Prof down for a few days from Germany and sitting out on the bluff in … Continue reading

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Paying forward

The Java Hut on Aranui Road in Mapua and run by Paul and Manu is Old School Mapua. No tourists – it’s a tiny shackish hut on the side of the road before any shops, most of the seatings outside … Continue reading

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Unjuvenile delinquents

New Zealand’s a funny place. Binge-drinking culture which the lawmakers try to counter by declaring everywhere that’s not a licensed premise a no-alcohol zone. Which means that you can’t sit on the foreshore of the Mapua inlet, enjoying a glass … Continue reading

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“It looks like a couple of worms, John.”

Said Helen. My friend John Dunlop makes exceptional olive oil, shows exquisite taste in convincing Helen to marry him and makes a really good flat white. His latte art is crap, though. I avoided being aesthetically offended by having a … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

They say “Don’t give Speights to yer mates” and Tui’s only redeeming feature is their iconic advertising…… No accounting for taste….

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Founding Fathers

Founders’ fathers, actually. Founders Organic Brewery is currently run by John Duncan and his sons, Callum and Matt. Started by Great-great-great-great-great-great granddad in 1854. Reason enough to put in on your label….

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Monthly Theme Day – February 2016 – Scene from a coffee house

we’re spoilt for choice here in NotNelson. Or New Zealand, for that matter. It’s difficult to get a bad coffee anywhere (except at the Pelorus Bridge café on the way to Blenheim, but that’s run by a Government department, so … Continue reading

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