Did you know that the indent in the bottom of a wine bottle is called a punt? I didn’t, but I do now. Did you know that the deeper the punt the better the cellaring potential of that bottle- naturally under the… Read More

I’m not a blockbuster kind of girl. I did watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but only because I had 4 weeks off work after a major op. Did I enjoy them? Not really. Did I appreciate them? I guess so-… Read More

So, while I was in Queenstown I fell off my ‘be kind to my tummy’ wagon in a very big way. It was pleasurably easy to do so. The deal that I made with myself was that I wasn’t going to waste… Read More

So I’ve been walking a lot today. A lot. Partly because hubby put his foot down about any sort of jumping off anything, and partly because to fall off the wagon to the extent that I plan to fall off it, requires… Read More

Queenstown is one of those airports that every one should fly into at least once. Coming in over the mountains and the lakes and the snow topped caps is, well, it’s remarkable. The good people at Qantas have already done us height challenged… Read More

The signs all through town herald that something big is happening. “Welcome to the middle of middle earth…” they say. Yep, the first of Peter Jacksons’ Hobbit movies is nearing its red carpet date and Wellington is embracing all things Tolkien related. It… Read More

Tomorrow, when this is due to go to press, I’ll be on a plane on my way to Wellington, New Zealand. I’m there for a few days to help a very special friend celebrate a very special birthday. Despite the miles, she’s… Read More

My favourite photo ever taken? That’s todays #photoaday theme. Impossible. Up until a few years ago I fancied myself as seriously serious about my photography, so persisted with a manual SLR and a fridge full of seriously expensive slide film. There would… Read More

Wellingtonians have this joke. It’s about the weather- as most things Wellingtonian are. In fact you are reminded about the weather from the minute that you land, if not before if there happens to be a southerly blowing (you get an awful… Read More