Tag Archives: New Zealand

Small Country, Big Heart

Matthew and I have just returned from 12 days in the South Island of New Zealand.   Though we have traveled globally over the years, our country of birth never fails to inspire us.  I invite you to partake in some … Continue reading

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Christchurch: Now’s Good

When is a good time to visit Christchurch? In 2010 and 2011 Christchurch suffered catastrophic earthquakes. It still hasn’t recovered.  You can see huge empty spaces right in the city centre. Perhaps you should have visited prior to 2010. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Nothing but Flowers

Down beside the Avon river there used to be genteel houses set among lush gardens.  I used to think that if I lived in Christchurch, I would like to live in one of these old houses.   Now look.  The … Continue reading

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“Have You Been to New Zealand?”

I have just listened to Marc Maron interview Sir Ian McKellen on Maron’s podcast “WTF”(Episode 621, 20th July 2015).  Here is a snippet of their conversation which I faithfully wrote down in my journal. Sir Ian McKellen: “Have you been to … Continue reading

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Kea Auto Care

Welcome to Kea Auto Care.  We are here to give your car our expert attention.   No area – above, below or in-between, will be overlooked by our sharp eyes (and beaks). Our friendly staff will peck all the surfaces to see if there are … Continue reading

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Welcome to Christchurch

At the beginning of August I was briefly in Christchurch to visit my family.  It was the first time I had visited since the big earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.  As well as these two major quakes, there … Continue reading

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Faulting and Folding

Wellington had a huge storm this week.  I’m afraid there was a lot of damage.  The sea came in and broke up the roads in front of it.  It even entered the houses.  It smashed the waterfronts around the southern bays.   (It is still … Continue reading

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