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.


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.