Long weekend eve

I’m hoping that some sunshine and a weekend might be about to just coincide! It’s the eve of a long weekend, and in serious contrast to last night, it is a sunny evening out there. The light on the trees outside looks summery and fresh and a nice background to the sight of my orchid…

Traces of the weather bomb

I wouldn’t put this particular “weather bomb” on my list of most memorable storms I’ve experienced in Wellington, but nevertheless, our pots of herbs didn’t manage to withstand it. This photo is part of my project to try and take more photos this year; my camera has sat barely used for too long.    

The most beautiful place on earth

Queenstown is truly the jewel of the south in my opinion, and I was so happy to finally be in my favourite place in NZ again. The road between Queenstown and Glenorchy is probably the most spectacular one I have ever driven – the views are completely and utterly breathtaking. At one particular point you…

Tekapo to Arrowtown

This post picks up after my one about Christchurch. After we left there, we headed south through Makenzie country, eventually ending up in Queenstown – but for now let me share with you the part of the trip from Tekapo to Arrowtown… Tekapo: Love, love, love the Church of the Good Shepherd which sits overlooking the…

A ghost town and yet a hive of activity

Below are a few pictures I took when I was in Christchurch recently. I could not believe what it was like walking around the city centre. Everywhere you looked you all you would see are signs of construction. If you looked upwards, you would see numerous cranes towering above. If you looked lower down you’d…

Wellington’s south coast looking swell

They say you can’t beat Wellington on a good day, and I they are absolutely right. When I woke up one especially good day I knew it called for a little jaunt to find a coffee, and a spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and a view of some sort. Lyall Bay seemed like an…

Summer at the lakes

Another year over, a new one just begun – hard to believe really! (How many times have you heard people say this in the last week?) Although what I actually find harder to believe is that just a couple of months ago I was living in Sydney. That feels just like a dream now, or…