Wednesday, 27 July 2016
What did you have for breakfast this morning.
Today's menu -
Breakfast - spinach, mushrooms, red onion pan cooked with a little coconut oil, bacon, 2 just laid little eggs and freshly made guacamole.
Lunch - broccoli soup.
Dinner with friends, I'm cooking - roast chicken rubbed with Moroccan spices, lots of roasted veges.
I'm house sitting in Kaikoura. The sheep and chooks have been fed. So I can sit in the sun and enjoy the view.
Thursday, 14 July 2016
The Christchurch Botanical Gardens has six conservatories each totally different. Hot days or cold days there is always one to retreat to.
This is inside Cunningham House originally called the Winter Garden, opened in 1923. It's a two level tropical house.
Townend House. Built 1956, a flowering conservatory where a regular succession of flowering hot house plants are grown.
Another of my favourites is Garrick House. It contains the most extensive publicly owned collection of cacti and succulents in New Zealand and also contains a diorama depicting a desert scene representing from South Africa to South America painted by Gordon Lee the sign and label writer for the Botanical Gardens from 1956 to 1974.
If you're in Christchurch do take time out to wander and enjoy this wonderful space.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
I go to Christchurch quite often. One of my favourite places to walk, all seasons, is the Botanical Gardens. What foresight the early Canterbury pioneers had to create this space in the centre of the city.
My last walk through there was during the autumn. It is so beautiful.
It's a big area with the Avon river looping through it. After many years I don't know if I've seen it all.