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Cultural Shift

We must have been having terrible weather lately because I received a couple of emails (even one from Oz) asking how we’d fared with the storms that have hit Canterbury recently. Well thanks for asking We’re fine We had a … Continue reading

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Mountain Men and Mariners

A month ago I went West again through the parched hills of North Canterbury, to Westport for a 92nd Birthday. Fiercely independent my father had recently been forced into care.  If he was single and had his way, he’d be … Continue reading

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Predictably Unpredictable and Unseasonable

It has been unseasonably warm, last week there were a couple of sticky days where stripping down to shorts wasn’t enough (I’ll spare you the photo) and we hadn’t had a frost (we usually get a couple in late February),  … Continue reading

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One day over Arthur’s

Time is slipping by on me but I recently had to make that trip over the Alps to the wild wet West Coast again.  The drive over Arthur’s Pass from Canterbury to Westland is arguably the most scenic 4 hr … Continue reading

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