Category Archives: Nature

Nowhere to run……

…nowhere to hide. The froggy chappy from across the way got busy with the mower the other day. Gives me a clear shot at the bunnies. Didn’t finish it off, though. Knocked off at 5:30 on the dot 35 hour … Continue reading

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Hard reset. (I think that’s how it goes, anyway, but having been a Mac user for the last 15 years, it’s not something that that you need to use that often….) But the garden’s another matter. Tenants say “Oh, we … Continue reading

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Arrived to find that lodgers have settled in. Not sure about the rent – they’ve made multiple deposits, though…

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If only dogs could read….

On the westerly bit of Kina Beach.

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Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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If life gives you tomatoes…..

…make tomato sauce. If you have a garden full of heritage tomatoes, dry them in the oven and pack them with olive oil, basil and garlic slivers…

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A bit of a storm……

King tide combined with the remnants of Cyclone Fehi did a fair bit of damage last week. Nothing serious around here – we’re 8 metres up on the bluff – but on the flat, the tide came in a good … Continue reading

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