It's the Wairarapa Balloon Festival this week. The boy and I got up early to go and see the balloons. It was just past dawn when the first one drifted into view. Definitely the most novel of all the balloons! Or was it? I thought the lighthouse definitely got points for novelty too. The balloonists... Continue Reading →
It was lovely to go for an evening walk yesterday. The season is maturing, the berries ripening in time for late summer, the grass seeds golden and ripe. I loved seeing the flowers and identifying all the different plants growing along the roadside. The best things in life are often the simplest, don't you agree?
Having moved to rural New Zealand, I am determined to enjoy all that being 'in the country' (as we say here) has to offer. The annual Wairarapa Agricultural & Pastoral Society Show is being held this weekend, so the young man and I trotted along to see what was to be found! For the benefit of... Continue Reading →
Last weekend, friends invited us to join them for a walk to the Putangirua Pinnacles. I first heard about the Pinnacles (as they are known here in the Wairarapa) from a colleague, who said they were very interesting rocks. I have to giggle now at his description. They are definitely interesting geological formations. The tower shapes are... Continue Reading →
The Kowhai tree in the garden has suddenly sprung into life this week and from what seems like nowhere, beautiful golden blossoms have appeared. I swear I didn't even see it budding! Sitting outside, enjoying the last bit of the warm evening air, doing a spot of knitting and drinking a nice cold beer, I... Continue Reading →
There is something quite magical about the light in the Wairarapa. It must be the plane of the earth in this part of New Zealand. I don't think I have ever experienced so many pretty sunrises as I have here. It makes getting up early quite exciting! The colours have been so particularly stunning on occasion that... Continue Reading →