20 April 2017

Market days

I do love a local market,  here are some images from a recent trip.

 Saturday morning in Rarotoga.....there are always dance demonstrations from the local  schools,but I need to figure out the video on my camera!

 Large general market in Nelson, New Zealand,

Also Saturday morning in Whangarie,

where the local Suzuki students were entertaining with a bit of Mozart.at 8 am.

Whangarie is also stating a mid week market, just a few stalls  for now, but lots of potential.

Evergreen Brickworks summer outdoor market stating soon,I have my work cut out for me if I am to be ready.

17 April 2017

modern sculpture

Warning....mainly photographs.

Earlier this year I had to stay in Los Angeles for a few days.

I was fascinated by the variety of hydrants (?) that I walked by on my way to the supermarket.

 Perhaps these will help me get my blogging mojo back.

14 March 2017


A splendid ,large wall hanging at Whangarei Central Library. 

A vibrant field of hand knitted ( and perhaps crocheted )  poppies made to commemorate the Anzac Day centennial

Apparently this was made by a local library staff member - that's all I could find out.

I love it, so warm, tender, hands on and sad.

Come on Whangarei, give me more information.

Re-think......perhaps the fact that the maker is anonymous makes it all the more poignant.

23 February 2017


Backtracking a bit to show you some images from Rarotonga last month.

Timely, dont you think!

The cutest thrift shop in the world. in a beach hut...still going strong.

Saturday morning market....

you can't go wrong with that background.

15 February 2017

Jogging along

My mini-etsy travelling shop has been jogging along.

A few sales that give me an excuse to visit any Op-shop I come across

 and an opportunity to seek out Kiwi post offices. I like the small POs best.

Neat 1950s ties are about, more than in Canada I find.

09 February 2017

Busy busy.....

Its all happening,

in all kinds of weather,  

at all times of the day and night,

beneath my kitchen window,

in Port Nelson, New Zealand.

   The tugs chugging out tell me there's going to be action!

I never tire of the activity

even when the crashing and banging of loading and unloading of containers keep me awake all night.
In fact, I find it rather comforting.

Off to the North Island next week.

01 February 2017


Lots of choice of refreshments

at the Sarau blackcurrant festival last weekend.

R visited the hop farmers!

  I am not a beer drinker and it was too hot to knock back the local vino

but the day was saved by the good ladies of the Upper Moutere Tennis Club.

Thanks girls!

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