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Garden Tidy Up, and Season Musing

Garden Tidy Up, and Season Musing

Garden Tidy Up, and Season Musing This is the season when Iris attacks her gardens … she has 4 she looks after. ….. Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane, My late mothers home and the local Anglican Church. My Mother was a very keen gardener, and I remember her...
Rimu Timber and a Joinery Project

Rimu Timber and a Joinery Project

This post grew out of a recent project, and thinking back to timber cruising in my Forest Service career Rimu Timber When Maori first arrived in New Zealand however many centuries ago they found a land almost completely forest covered. And a “big player”...
Busy Busy during Lockdown

Busy Busy during Lockdown

Busy Busy A couple of days ago I remarked to a neighbor across the fence that when this lock down finally ends New Zealand will be DYI’d to within an inch of it’s life. I was busy with hedge trimmer and power saw trimming up our shrubbery, he had a digger...
We Still Live In Interesting Times

We Still Live In Interesting Times

​We Still Live in Interesting Times It seems even the weather gods are getting with the program and enforcing social isolation. We woke this morning to a world restricted to our boundary fence Sails Ashore Web Cam But like many I guess we are powering through the...
We Live in Interesting Times

We Live in Interesting Times

We Live In Interesting Times Today dawns nice and sunny with about enough breeze to lay the moored boats to the west.  And otherwise the village and the bay is completely deserted. No parked or moving vehicles visible, , and not a soul to be seen.  And it’s...
A Day at Port Adventure

A Day at Port Adventure

A Day at Port AdventureA few days ago returning Guests decided to have a day at Port Adventure, and invited me to go along with them. And I’m  always happy to enjoy a “Busman’s Holiday, and especially so as it was a Cruise Ship day, and thats a good...