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Sunday, February 26, 2017      5 comments

To answer your question, OJ, yes. In the river there are little baby fish, I saw them in the shallows. Under the rocks at the far bank there are many eels. But luckily I didn't see any. I'm sure they knew about me, though. One of my friends wa... Read more
The river pix
Saturday, February 25, 2017      11 comments

The rapids The big pool It's quite long ... Read more
The river
Friday, February 24, 2017      13 comments

I am holidaying in the valley of the Anatoki River. We hear the sound of the river day and night.. When it rains the water rises and the force of its heightened flow rolls the boulders over. We hear them as they grind against each other. T... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2017      8 comments

Yesterday I was busy all day but headed off for a swim in the evening. I found a beach that had surf, quite unusual for Golden Bay which is shallow and warm. Played in the warm surf and got home after dark. Today was a friend's birthday so I m... Read more
Things that go bump in the night
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      8 comments

I was so chillaxed yesterday, pretty much all I did was reading and yoga. It was very hot but I didn't even go for a swim. I made banana fritters, though. The first banana I have had for a while. They are easy, mash a banana, mix with an e... Read more
Big swim at the beach
Monday, February 20, 2017      12 comments

I had to go to Takaka township. There were serious roadworks on our gravel road. I'll try to post a picture. I'm driving my townie car, it is low to the ground so I found navigating this something of a challenge. ... Read more
Stepping it out
Sunday, February 19, 2017      12 comments

First it rained, then the sun came out and it was fiercely hot. ... Read more
Ease in walking
Thursday, February 16, 2017      4 comments

I have been having a busy time laundering and airing the bedding at our holiday lodge, which sleeps 14, the weather has held for the week though I think it might rain soon. As I am here for a good stretch I am doing a spring clean. We hav... Read more
Yoga with Adriene
Monday, February 13, 2017      9 comments

When I began this holiday I had plans to increase my walking. I confess I haven't made huge strides in that direction ... Read more
Swiming and stranding
Sunday, February 12, 2017      6 comments

It's raining today and warm and a bit windy. This makes it a slight problem getting out on our road, which is subject to slips. I'm glad I went to the beach yesterday. This is Ligur Bay with the tide out. ... Read more
Holiday activities
Friday, February 10, 2017      5 comments

After my ferry trip and drive to Motueka I felt as though I was properly on holiday. Getting away from home makes for a complete break. My sister and I had a Bowen massage treatment the next day, and on Wednesday we went to Kimi Ora spa in Ka... Read more
On holiday
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      6 comments

Here I am in Golden Bay, the top of the South Island. I arrived last night and dropped by friends who live on the property, then set up in the Annex, which is a living space attached to our Lodge. The place is so quiet and peaceful. It gets ve... Read more
Vibration plate exercise machines?
Sunday, January 29, 2017      7 comments

I'm not the only one in the family who loves a gadget. When I visit my sister I will get to play on her newly acquired vibration plate machine. She calls it the wibble wobbler and we both have the ingredients for a fair amount of wobbling. She h... Read more
More gardening and holiday plans
Saturday, January 28, 2017      5 comments

The weather is holding and I am continuing with my gardening plans. With luck it will stay overcast and I won't get too hot. People have been complaining about the unusual weather this summer, but for me it has been perfect. Overcast means... Read more

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