Photography

The Hues and Moods of Autumn – McLaren Falls Park

“How beautifully leaves grow old!” wrote John Burroughs, the American naturalist and essayist. “How full of light and colour are their last days.” Burrough’s himself could have been shuffling through the colourful leafy carpet around McLaren Falls Park when he made his equally vivid autumnal observations more than 100 years ago. A few weeks ago,… Continue reading The Hues and Moods of Autumn – McLaren Falls Park

Housesitting in New Zealand, Life at No.22

Housesitting in New Zealand – Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula even in winter is a slice of heavenly white sandy beaches, hidden coves and lush forested hills all the essential elements of a classic Kiwi holiday.  For us, it is a sort of holiday in that we get out of our home environment to head off to experience a small community we… Continue reading Housesitting in New Zealand – Coromandel Peninsula

Life at No.22, New Zealand

The Fabulous Feijoa

It is a small oval and bluish green fruit, and it plops down on most kiwi back lawns.   Delectable and very unique to Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Although not a native,  and unfortunately only really grows in the North Island though it could be said it's loved and celebrated nationwide. True fans of this delicious fruit await… Continue reading The Fabulous Feijoa

Art Galleries, Australia, City Life, Travel

A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

What a fascinating, vibrant city to revisit after so many years of not doing so.   The purpose of this trip was to extend the 60th birthday celebrations of myself and my 3 weeks younger cousin.  Even writing this I find it hard to believe I am now not only 60 it's now got a plus… Continue reading A Girls Weekend in Melbourne

City Life, Life at No.22, New Zealand

5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin

We had the pleasure of having five grand days in Dunedin (Otepoti), it wasn't so much to re-explore as it was to visit friends who were soon off on another overseas adventure housesitting.  Though when one of them is a tour guide, we had the opportunity of having a knowledgable local guide to show us… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin