Monday, August 31, 2015

nearly new

Two years old, already.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


 Two views of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast - the beach and the river.

We've had a short trip to Australia to visit my husband's mother - who is ninety-one and just decided it's time she gave up international travel.

For those of you in Auckland Fabric-a-brac is happening again on Saturday 5 September 9.00 - 12.30 at a new venue - St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. See you there.

Reading: Until further notice, I am alive by Tom Lubbock
and Style council : inspirational interiors in ex-council homes by Sarah Thompson.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

deep south

- Lake Waihola, near Milton
- Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island/Rakiura
- Scenes from Stewart Island/Rakiura
- Stewart Island robin/toutouwai on Ulva Island
- Native forest, Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara
- Te Waewae Bay

So long since my last post. I've been away for a week to Dunedin, Stewart Island and Invercargill and came home with a terrible flu which kept me out of action for another ten days. Anyway... here are some photos from the trip. It was cold - plenty of frost around - but mostly sunny days. The highlight was visiting Ulva Island - a native plant and bird sanctuary about a ten minute boat ride from Stewart Island and meeting some people panning for gold at Te Waewae Bay. Remote and beautiful places.

Best meal: From the Howl at the Moon Cafe, Gore - the vegetarian beef salad

Reading: H is for hawk by Helen Macdonald
Watching: The Sopranos Season 6