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