I’m into my fourth day house sitting and had my first pet care disaster last night. One of the cats ate the goldfish! Both of them! Not even all of them, merely had a nibble and discarded the little bodies on the carpet! Horror! Will myself or Slinky Malinki be held responsible? Here’s the … More House Sitting Adventures In New Zealand – Pet Disaster
Mt Ruapehu is the stuff of Maori legend, eruption and lahar causing death, great walks, climbing, skiing and The Chateau to stay at. In a desolate region, it has fascinated me since I was a child. I watched nearby Mt Ngaruahoe erupt in the 90’s while sinking down on my crutches into snow. (I was … More Travel theme: Transportation
Yesterday was 12.12.12 and to mark it we held a Celebration of Sound at Stonehenge Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand. It’s situated 1.5 hours drive from Wellington, the capital of NZ at the southernmost point of the North Island http://www.wellingtonnz.com/ The standing stones mark the configuration of the Southern stars, as the original in England marks … More Weekly Travel Theme – Circles
This is a now a historic photo of iconic buildings in Lyttelton, New Zealand before the earthquakes in 2010-11 devastated the port of Christchurch. The buildings are reflected in the windows of those opposite. Most of them no longer exist.