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Butterflies at the Discovery World Tropical Forest at Dunedin Museum

January 12, 2015


On my way back to Christchurch today, I decided to finally stop at the Dunedin Museum and check out their butterfly exhibit. It was wonderful seeing so many butterflies in such a lovely tropical setting – though it was very hot and my camera lens kept misting up which made getting decent photos something of a challenge.


There were some beautiful large blue butterflies that I couldn’t get a shot of at all – but one flew straight at me, landing very briefly on my nose!

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Totara Estate near Oamaru

January 9, 2015


Located just south of Oamaru on State Highway One, Totara Estate is the birthplace of New Zealand’s frozen meat export industry. I’ve driven past the entrance to the Estate many times, but today I decided to finally drive in and have a look. I discovered a series of historic buildings and a fascinating story about a problem two countries had and an innovative solution. The year was 1882 and New Zealand couldn’t consume all of it’s sheep meat, meanwhile England couldn’t easily feed a growing population. The estate tells the story of these early agricultural entrepreneurs with a number of displays. There’s even some extremely friendly sheep (they can be hand fed). Well worth the visit and I think there’s something there for everyone.




High Tea at Pink Sugar in Oxford

December 21, 2014


I was in Oxford today with my Photo Club, and got to enjoy the wonderful High Tea at Pink Sugar – we had two small children with us and I was really impressed with their servings of high tea and the cute milk shakes they got. Our food was wonderful too – though I think I ate too much!



A cute pink milkshake for the kids.


This is the high tea serving the children got – it seemed to be pretty popular with them.


This was the two person adult serving of high tea. It was delicious and no need for lunch after this!



Pink Sugar Opening in Oxford

October 18, 2014


Pink Sugar is located in Oxford (a rural town located about 40 minutes north of Christchurch). It is a vintage high tea cafe and eatery serving high teas, Devonshire teas, as well as cabinet food. They don’t officially open until Monday the 20th of October, but I got along to the official ‘ribbon cutting’ opening.

I absolutely love what Sally the owner has created here. She had a vision for a vintage tea shop and she has nailed it perfectly – from the chandeliers, the pink and soft blue floral wall paper, the gorgeous fine bone china, fine teas, and absolutely delicious food. I have no doubt that this new venture will be a roaring success and I look forward to many afternoon visits out there to enjoy the ambience.

Pink Sugar is located at 76 Main St, Oxford.

You can learn more about Pink Sugar at there Facebook page.


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Mountain views just south of Timaru

October 3, 2014


I drove south today through a southerly blast but came out the other side to a sunny day in Timaru. After the cold blast the mountains were looking stunning, so I had to pull over to grab a shot.

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