Category Archives: Monthly Theme Day

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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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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