Wednesday, September 7, 2022

 Was a lovely sunny day yesterday  after all the rain but there was a very cold wind as it is snowing down the line my Lettuce , Strawberrys and Sweetpeas enjoyed the sunshine 

My Sister in Law came around yesterday and we sat outside in the sun for a natter was lovely 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

 Its been a very long time since my last blog and felt the need to start again have now retired so now stay home with Rusty 

I do a bit of Gardening but prefer my plants in pots, last year my Aunty sent me a Bromiliad in the post from Levin which is about a 5 hour drive south from here in Hamilton and I am so excited to have it flower this year 


Have a great day 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Our trip to the South Island day 5

 On the morning of day 5 we set off for Queenstown it was a very wet morning so took it easy 

First stop was a Salmon farm

I love a meal of Salmon 

The scenery on the way was amazing 

This view was used in the movie Lord of the Rings 

This is Thunder Creek falls 

Fantail Falls 

Lake Hawea 

Next stop Wanaka we stopped at Puzzle World a place where everything is  topsy turvy 

This photo is taken by thousands of people every year 

The iconic photo of the tree in lake Wanaka

Then on to the Cardrona range a favourite place in winter for skiers 

At the top of the range is the Cardrona Hotel 

And the bra fence where for some reason hundreds of travelers have left their bra's I chose not to 

Next stop Arrowtown which in its day was a goldmining town 

Me in an old stamp 

We headed on to Queenstown booked in to Cabin then headed to the Gondola 

Up we go 

View from the top 

What we saw on the way down some wild goats 

We then went into town for some dinner and I was very amused by the Zebra crossing 

More adventurers tomorrow 

Have a great day :) 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Our South Island trip 2018 day 4

 Our next destination Fox Glacier we headed off  early in the morning as there was lots to see on the way 

First stop Punakaiki Tavern to take a photo of this Horse and Dray 

Then on to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks 

There is a walkway for you to follow around the coast looking at the rocks that look like stacks of pan cakes  hence the name 

The views were just amazing 

Next stop Greymouth for some lunch and a leg stretch 

when wandering  around we found this mural and they had a great town clock 

Then on to Hokitika 

When found the word Hokitika spelt out in driftwood which had been damaged in a storm  that hit the west coast and the locals had put it back together as best as they could 

we also found these crazy chairs 

Driving on we came to the town of Ross which used to be a goldmining town 

A sluicing wheel 

I found myself in the stocks again 

We  arrived in Fox Glacier booked into our cabin then went for a drive to look at the Glacier 

and we found it had to be from a distance as the road up to the Glacier walk was washed out in the storm but we still were amazed by it 

More adventures tomorrow 

Have a great day 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Our South Island trip 2018 day 3

 On the morning of day 3 we packed up the car and headed to Westport 

The scenery on the way was amazing views of mountains and wineries  

we stopped in at Lake Rotoiti was a beautiful and very quiet place 

There was a little wharf there for boats to load up from so we went for a walk out on it and saw some big Eels 

Next stop Buller Gorge swing Bridge which Jim was keen to go out on the rest of us not so keen we just watched him 

Jim waving at us 

Once arriving in Westport we headed out to Cape Foulwind to checkout the Lighthouse 

An awesome view from the car park 

The Lighthouse 

Heading back to the car we came across a Weka 

Then after tea we went for a walk down to the beach to watch the sunset and found a drift wood teepee 


More adventures tomorrow 

Have a great day :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Our South Island New Zealand road trip 2018 day 1 & 2

 In July this year I lost my elder brother Larry ,we had gone on a road trip with him and his wife R to the South Island in 2018, for which I am so greatful I have those memories, so have decided to write about our trip 

We left Hamilton in the morning and headed to Palmerston North  for the night a 5 hour drive 

stopping for a rest and toilet stop Turangi 

Passing through Bulls 

We got to to Palmerston North settle into our motel then headed out to the Pub up the road for dinner then went for a nice walk to stretch the legs then back to motel for the night 

The next morning we headed to Wellington to catch the ferry 

Our Ferry 

On the Ferry looking down on our car 

Heading out into the Cook Strait 

An amazing view in the sounds 

Parking the Ferry in Picton was a great crossing the water was very calm, after getting off the Ferry we headed to book into our cabin 

We had some dinner then decided to go for a walk around the camp and found some neat art work 



Gingerbread men 


Bridge into town 

View of the harbour from town 

More adventures tomorrow 

Have a great day :) 

 Was a lovely sunny day yesterday  after all the rain but there was a very cold wind as it is snowing down the line my Lettuce , Strawberrys...