Category Archives: People

“This is a good image”

Said Barbara Franklet, highly attractive (and no less talented) artist, in her Mockingbird Studio in Nelson. “You should use it” No point in arguing. It turns into this Her pictures “grace” our walls, as she puts it… And just to … Continue reading

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Darryl Frost plays with fire

Darryl Frost has 2 kilns – the “fast one” (takes a mere 24 hours..) and the “slow one”. The “slow one” burns for 10 days in the Japanese anagama tradition and delivers stunning outcomes, melted and scarred from the heat … 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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Tradies

Brought a gingerbread house down from Germany for our new neighbours’ 2 kids. Fine example of teamwork in action. Mum wrote “Doesn’t look exactly like the illustration on the packet, but it’s pretty close…”

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Water rats

Patrick built a pontoon at the bottom of the road for our shared neighbours’ 2 kids the other day. Guess who got roped in to swimming out, clambering up on it and doing a divebomb yesterday Correct….

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Schulczi strikes again

Our rose bushes have been bit neglected over the last year – folks who rented over winter (pruning time…) reckoned they knew what they were doing. They didn’t. Schulczi does. You just need to look at her garden at Tasman … Continue reading

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Customer loyalty

Air New Zealand’s done this as long as I can remember. They don’t give you a lot on domestic flights – a smile, some water, coffee or tea and a biscuit reminiscent of the hard tack that Captain Cook’s sailors … Continue reading

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