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Ancient Light by markg

Here’s a fun fact – the light my camera is capturing here of the Milky Way galactic center is approximately 27,000 years old. This means this light would have left the galactic center of the Milky Way during the late stone age period here on earth. 52 more words


Martinborough Weekend Roundup

As promised! Here’s a summary of my weekend break in Martinborough.

Palliser Vineyard

Palliser Vineyard, being opposite my accommodation was my first stop on the Martinborough Wine Trail.  970 more words



I’m staying with Gaye and Michael on their farm in the Wairarapa. They run sheep for meat and for wool, some of which Gaye keeps to spin into yarn. 686 more words


Round the Vines - half marathon

When first we stumbled upon this event, to be staged in the lovely town of Martinborough, we just knew it is a must do. We need to include long runs on weekends as training for the Rotorua marathon anyway, and what better way to do it than in events with lots if other runners. 1,146 more words


Wakelin House, Greytown

Intimate and fine dining Greytown style.

Wakelin House do fabulous pies (and other goodies) at the City Market in Wellington, and have a background as foragers doing fresh seasonal food, so I’ve been keen to try there for a while. 229 more words


When Your Best Companion is Solitude...

I grew up as an only child, but I’ve never found much beauty in solitude.

… until now. And I love it.

When people think of solitude, they usually determine that one is isolative, lonely, and unhappy. 999 more words

Wanderlust & Worldly

What’s in the glass tonight Feb 22nd

Mount Hector Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Well, here I am, looking at this bottle across the table from me. I’ve only had a bit of it, it’s refreshing and bright enough, but I kinda don’t want any more. 295 more words