It is the first of September, the start of spring. A season to clear the cobwebs away, make plans and … More
One of life’s pleasures for me, and for many of you out there, is finding a favourite café to sit … More
Close by the centre of Arrowtown lies a very different heritage site, the Arrowtown Chinese settlement. It is one of at least ten Chinese settlements that grew up around the gold mining towns in Otago during the late the nineteenth century.
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sitting outside, enjoying a cuppa and a warm, cheese scone. We would chat about books and what we are reading.
I was working at home today, and took an afternoon stroll to – yes – the Botanic Gardens again. During … More
I’ve been asked by Natalie the Explorer to participate in a weekend coffee share, where bloggers from around the globe … More
Cities don’t have to be places devoid of native wildlife. In fact, in some cases it can completely flourish there … More
Pictures taken: Lady Norwood Rose Garden 28.12.20 You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram@thistleandkiwis. As for … More
The sun shone and the sky was blue, just right for Thorndon Fair, held on the first Sunday of December … More
If we were having coffee…or even a cup of tea…we would be sipping orange pekoe from tLeafT and eating miniature … More