Category Archives: Martinborough

Opium poppies in Martinborough

We’ve had a few opium poppies (Papaver Somniferum) in a flower bed for several years. They grow well and look very pretty. Unfortunately they are very good at spraying their seed and spreading. This year a dense swarm descended on … Continue reading

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Lion on the menu

Scotty’s butcher shop is an asset to our town. Nice people, good meat, amusing billboards. Correct spelling is not a priority. Lion roasts are a local delicacy, and we’re invited to “by one kg of mince.” “Chicken bone’s” are also … Continue reading

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Maori graves in Martinborough

On an early bike ride this morning I stopped off  at the Martinborough Cemetery in Puruatanga Road. It was a lovely morning – completely calm and the sun was just coming up. On an earlier visit I’d spent most of … Continue reading

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Eating à la Evernote Food

We’ve become enthusiasts for the Evernote Food app that stores recipes on our Android devices. (Also available for iOS devices.) It works great and is easy to read at the cookbench on either the phone or tablet. It’s not hard … Continue reading

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Moon Over Martinborough comes out as a book

A few years ago I had an email from Jared Gulian, complimenting me on my blog and letting me know that he had started a local blog too. It was called Moon Over Martinborough. I read; I enjoyed and I … Continue reading

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Off-course photography substitute

This afternoon I played a few holes at the Martinborough Golf Club saw these red mushrooms on the 13th tee. They looked pretty and called for a photo, but my camera was at home. Oh well…let’s have a go with … Continue reading

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Looking after pooches in Martinborough

Not something you’d see outside hardware shops in the city.

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