Tag: wellington

BREAKER BAY

As I write in New Zealand in an overcast 17C/62F, John is going out to milk the cow in Ilinois in -17F (-21C). not good. So far all is well. They are all alive at least. But cold,  cold. 

Through the eyes of a son

Today I leave Wellington and climb back on and off  …another couple of planes and head back to Melbourne, Australia. But before I go my Senior Son took Camera House for a walk around his Wellington garden. Tomato Sauce simmering in the kitchen and all.  Have…

Colour

Here are a few pictures I took on the wedding day. The girls dressed in a little cottage on site. We rented this venue for the weekend and all stayed in and around the house. The big house, the cottage and the shearers quarters,…

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips on the Beach. Nothing better on a beachy sunny day. Today we drive off into the country to set up the venue for Senior sons wedding. Lots to do yet! Life is good. Love your friend, celi        

Gusts!

I am here. Arrived safely, had a whirlwind of a day yesterday and now we are on Day Two already. Wellington, New Zealand. The home of the gusty wind. So there was no ferry ride out to the island after I got off the…

Life as a Wall

A climbing wall. As you can see from the lead image even children can climb this wall. Little tiny children. Yesterday my daughter suggested going to a climbing wall in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. She said: Give it a try. I said: I am too tired. She…

Shopping in Wellington

No! Not for clothes. No point in doing that. No point in shopping for clothes unless it is a new carhart jacket.  When I get back to the farm it will be work clothes all the way – until January when I return to…

Cat as a Hat caught in a Driftnet

We had a bit of a driftnet gathering yesterday. (Our kind of Drift-netting means that you invite everyone you see over a period of time to arrive at different times of the day, slowly staggering them into the net. This way very diverse groups…

Will The Real Wellington Please Stand Up

No, not you little Basil, you can stay sitting down. Yesterday Wellington changed its mind and took the sun back in. Yesterday the other Wellington came out to play, the darker side. The windy side.  Yesterday, undaunted, we braced the elements and walked around…

Off to the Beach in the Valiant

Yesterday, Senior Son picked us up in his  Chrysler Valiant and we were transported across the hill and down to the beach.  For those of you who asked about the car;  this version was only made for Australia and New Zealand so it is…