Category Archives: Mapua

The long non-Italian lunch

Rocked on over to Neudorf Vineyards with my surrogate kid sister Robin and her husband Alan (Of Waitemata Woodys fame) who were here for an extended weekend for a picnic lunch. Bring your own food, buy a bottle (or 2) … Continue reading

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Ready, willing and…..

….Abel Tasman National Park.

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Monthly Theme Day – Mar 2019 – Green

Here in the Top of the South, we can’t offer much “green”. A few weeds, but they’re struggling too. Despite 7mm on Sunday, there’s been no rain since Christmas Day, temperatures in the 30s and non-stop sou-westerlies. Which means that … Continue reading

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CR-V Sunset

Not artistic? No? OK….

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Nose to tail

Er. Nose to wing, actually.* Ricky’s currently working on Paladin down at the boatyard just below the cottage and drifted up the hill with some snapper wings that they’d smoked the night before. Can’t believe that they’re not sold at … Continue reading

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Freedom campers. The nice kind.

People turn up at Port Hoddy all the time, park up, sometimes leave a mess (poo and toilet paper in the bushes) and bugger off next day. (Some idiots parked up on the front lawn once. The grass needed an … Continue reading

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“O” stands for ……..

A day’s harvest from the pony poo-powered organic raised beds. True story. Supermarket, callow youth at check-out picks up one of these and asks “What’s this?” “Aubergine” Flicks through his price list and says…. “All I’ve got under “O” is … Continue reading

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