Then one thing turned into another …

Lower Nihotupu Dam and Manukau Harbour, from Arataki Visitors’ Centre, Waitakere, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie 2019

… and we’re at a wine tasting.

Tasting over; purchases being boxed. Babich Winery, Swanson, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2019

Posted to Six Word Saturday hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent.

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Afternoon tea in the shearing capital of the world (allegedly)

Te Kuiti in the King Country proclaims itself the “shearing capital of the world.” I’m not sure how such a title is bestowed, but the town definitely takes its links to sheep shearing seriously — with this seven metre high statue of a shearer at work.

Sheep shearing is not really my thing; but carrot cake is. Eaten at Stoked cafe in the old Te Kuiti railway station.

Regular Random: five minutes with fresh walnuts

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Perhaps I just never noticed before, but bags of fresh New Zealand walnuts seem only to have arrived on the shelves of local grocers in the last couple of years. Maybe it’s a newish commercial venture here — and maybe I’m just not that observant.

Either way, I’m enjoying them now.

Regular Random is a photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane at Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist. Please pop over and take a look;  and if you’d like to join in:

  • choose a subject or a scene
  • spend five minutes photographing it – no more!
  • try to not interfere with the subject, instead see it from many angles, look through something at it, change the light that’s hitting it
  • have fun!
  • tag your post #regularrandom and ping back to Desley’s post.