Category Archives: Monthly Theme Day

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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Monthly Theme Day – February 2019 – White

  The kōtuku or white heron is a member of the Ardeidae family and sometimes considered a sub-species of the great egret Ardea alba. We have Hamish. Hamish was an almost permanent resident of Port Mapua  from the late 1980s … Continue reading

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Monthly Theme Day – January 2019

Photo of the Year – 2018 Cocozelle zucchini (that’s “courgettes” to you, Dave…), cuore di due and Capri tomatoes and spring onions. All organic. All homegrown. Aubergines had finished, otherwise we’d have been set up for a ratatouille…

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Monthly Theme Day – March 2018 – Play

Plays don’t get much better than this. Shakespeare in the Park at various open air locations around Nelson. We saw “Twelfth Night” (or ” What you will”) in the gardens of  Fairfield House on a beautifully still evening surrounded by … 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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January Theme Day – Photo of the year

The wetlands below our cottage – visible on the horizon – aren’t very “wet” at the moment. In fact, they’re as dry as a bone. This is why: And you can extend the dry spell back to 12 November when … Continue reading

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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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