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It's officially summer

Here in the southern hemisphere, the 1st December is the first day of Summer (arguments about equinox etc aside).  It hasn’t been a great start to summer – one day it’s a sunny hot 26 degrees, the next it’s 5 degrees with hail and rain.   958 more words

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Taking stock

I’ve just had another 3 day weekend!  It was “Show Day” here on Friday, which is the Canterbury Anniversary public holiday.  I didn’t go to the show (A&P show – country comes to town), or the races.   422 more words


Back to nature

It’s been fabulous weather this weekend, and I’ve spent most of it in the garden, whether weeding or planting.  I have (with some trepidation at the forecast) planted my tomato plant in the hope that the cold snap due mid week won’t kill it, I’ve done some more seed propagation, planning to grow kale, zucchini, peppers, basil and coriander, I’ve weeded dandelions for africa, and finally cleared the weed-forest around the roses at my bedroom window.   313 more words


Fun and FESTAtivities: 2014 in pictures: October

Demolition, man

The Bus Exchange.

Government Life.

Central Library.

Fun stuff

A thousand Queen Elsas.

Craig Smith and crew in Cathedral Square.

New dude in Hereford Street. 80 more words


Ice and flowers: 2014 in pictures: September

A walk round the old ways for 4 September.

Bye bye Central Library.

New builds, new arts

On Victoria / Salisbury Street.

Cambridge Terrace.

High Street. 90 more words