Category Archives: Martinborough

New extensions getting used

The new front deck is proving popular, as the photo shows – my brother Peter and Chino enjoying the early morning sun. It’s been great having Peter and his wife Doris here. We’re enjoying their company and also enjoying a few … Continue reading

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Christmas parade

Martinborough’s Christmas parade, held yesterday, was the biggest we’ve seen.

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The importance of a good address

Martinborough…Mayfair…what’s the difference? Living next door to St Andrew’s Anglican Church, we see a few marriages and funerals. They can be interesting, but today was exceptional. I walked out of our place on the way to Mitre 10 and almost … Continue reading

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Gardening with a sledgehammer

Today we’re trying to rescue our  garden, which was seriously mangled by the digger and truck that ran over it many times while our soakpit was constructed. After a very wet late summer and autumn, the soil was soft and … Continue reading

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Martinborough’s Library Kabin

Martinborough hasn’t escaped the building safety hysteria that has gripped New Zealand since the Christchurch earthquakes. Our town hall is definitely dodgy and there are plans to strengthen it. But recently the library closed altogether because an inspection revealed that … Continue reading

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Strange frost patterns on our car

I’ve seen interesting frost patterns on cars before, but this morning our jalopy looked pretty jazzy.

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Gwin back to Dixie

Last Saturday night I listened to a live dixieland band for the first time in 45 years. The previous time I was part of the band, at a NZ Universities Arts Festival held in Palmerston North in my final year at … Continue reading

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