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The Return of an Institution

Okay, I’m a bit slow in getting to this one.  The institution I am about to write about actually returned to Christchurch on the 1st November last year, with queues an hour long!   444 more words

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It was my turn to pick a venue for dinner this month and I finally, after some consideration, decided upon Venuti. This Italian restaurant is from the people who gave us Portafino on the Terrace prior to the earthquakes and that was a great Italian spot. 616 more words

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Reflections of reflections of Christchurch

One of my favourite random Christchurch discoveries was this wall on Southwark Street. It is on the side of the Warren and Mahoney building. Just a wall reflecting a wall, that’s all. 43 more words


To market, to market

I love markets. One of my favourite things about Europe is wandering around these places which are full of energy. We don’t seem to match the scale or style of those markets here in New Zealand, but in the last decade I have seen more Farmers’ Markets take off. 475 more words

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Summerstarters: 2014 in pictures: November

The sun came, the blue skies. The rebuild.

But still the oddities and the signs of the times to catch your eye.

Giraffe invasion.

The Kid met Kate. 181 more words