Category Archives: People

Form follows function

Wood. Nail Magnet Jude Raffils is a really cool guy (who spent his early years up the road) and designed and makes this bottle opener, along with a whole range other well-designed stylish products. Started out at the Nelson Saturday … 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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Martha, my dear…

Beatles. White album. Can’t help it. Martha Blanche Sidonie… ….works at Red Gallery ….is an illustrator ….comes from Hull (just like Mick Ronson…) ….is currently in Moscow …..is learning how to make ceramics Seems fairly talented……

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Unruliness

Ended up at Nicola’s Cantina, the go-to Mexican restaurant in Nelson, with Meg and Ben of Nelson Daily Photo fame. There was a “Reservado” sign (assume that means “Reserved”) on the table when we arrived. They quickly changed that to … Continue reading

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Tour de Mapua

I thought this lot might have been navigationally challenged – end of a dead-end road, last couple of hundred metres unsealed, but no, someone had a plan and they were quite taken by the view. I strolled over to let … Continue reading

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Rituals

Or. I miss Siegfried. Siegried was our neighbour and good friend across the road for nigh on 40 years. We were once mistaken for father and son at the local supermarket. Pleased us both no end. He passed away in … Continue reading

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Visitors from Outer Space

Our Elm Street neighbours Ms Birgit Gift and Mr JW Flower appear to be selling the cottage as a tourist destination. How else to explain the appearance of fellow journalist at the local rag Sigi and film-maker Elmar Babst  from … Continue reading

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