Geocaching near our Air BnB

We’re taking a much-needed break from our travels around Australia – and The Coddiwomple – to spend Christmas in New Zealand.  Neither of us can remember our last Christmas here so it is a well overdue return visit.   We decided to mix our accommodation options up for this trip and have the next ten days in…

Going Home (Part I)

 Last night we listed our property with an agent.  The realisation of moving hasn’t registered.  What I do know it was easier when we were younger.  Everything was exciting and the unexpected an adventure.  In my sixties I am not feeling adventurous, definitely not excited.  To be honest, I am more than a little scared…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

We frame what we see through our lens. And it tends to be a process, whether you use the golden ratio, the rule of thirds, or just aim for the right balance. But what about how the world frames itself? On a recent day trip to Methven, New Zealand, we spent time exploring the small town that services nine ski…

Share Your World: Week 3

So this is Week 3 of Cee’s blog challenge called Share Your Week and here are my responses to her questions (in bold). What is your favorite piece of art? (it doesn’t have to be famous) Choosing one piece of art is difficult because of the different mediums in which artists create.  Each time I…

Picton, South Island, NZ

Linda Stewart We left the Coastal Pacific rail trip, the final leg of our South Island holiday, at Picton.  The town sits poised at the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound which, as part of the Marlborough Sounds, was carved out of glaciers millions of years ago.    The scenery is fantastic with photo opportunities at…

185 Empty Chairs

22nd February this year marked the fourth anniversary since the Christchurch earthquake that damaged the city.  We were visiting family who had experienced the earthquake we wanted to spend time in the city centre trying to understand the impact of the disaster on their lives. Every few hundred meters memorials to those who died in…

Interesting Facts ?

NaBloPoMo’s 3 March 2014 Prompt Tell us five interesting things about yourself. No: 1 Interesting Fact:  I was born in Mombasa, Kenya at the start of the Mau Mau fight for independence from British (White) sovereignty. The Kenyan flag to the left was adopted on 12 December 1963 a few weeks before our family left…