Category Archives: Drink

Makes biking worthwhile…

  Just when the track up Marriages Road towards Pine Hill Road starts becoming a pain in the arse, this mirage appears to the delirious cyclist. A veritable oasis Advertisements

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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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“3 bucks a bite”….

said a guy at Neudorf Vineyards. “Tastes bloody good but, aye” True that. Boxing Day and Judy (mum) and Rosie Finn (daughter) give the staff a day off, man .. er.. person the tasting room, get Viva la Vaca in … 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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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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