Category Archives: Monthly Theme Day

Theme Day – March 2016- Heimat – A sense of belonging

Can you have 2 places where you feel you belong? I guess so. I got tapped for the March theme and I chose – there was a bit of pushback – “Heimat – a sense of belonging” I grew up … Continue reading

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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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Monthly Theme Day – January 2016 – Photo of the Year

The wetlands along Sam’s Track, our cottage  on the ridge.

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Monthly Theme Day – December 2015 – Shop window

The 4 Square Supermarket in Mapua has pretty much everything you need. It’s a post office and meeting place, sells everything from fish bait to beer and wine. And it has a noticeboard, with kids offering to do dog walking, … Continue reading

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Monthly Theme Day – April 2015 – My camera-shy self-portrait

Call me boring, call my wardrobe monotonous, but it sure as heck saves time in the mornings…… My washing line’s been mistaken on occasion for an Islamic State mobile field laundry. That’s a worry… By the time you read this, … Continue reading

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Monthly Theme Day – March 2015 – Ageing

Ungracefully. Dave Dobbyn (l) and Don McGlashan (r) (onetime horn player with the NZ Symphony Orchestra) belong to a select group of iconic New Zealand musicians who are respected and loved by all. Elder statesmen of the genre. Both on … Continue reading

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Monthly Theme Day – February 2015 – What would you miss?

Waking up to this. Waimea Estuary in  front of the cottage.

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