Saturday, January 13, 2007

Toad Hall

At the entrance of the township of Motueka is Toad Hall, our regular fruit-and-frozen-yogurt stop. It used to be a gift/souvenir shop with a little bit of veggies, fruits and milk, but now the emphasis is more on the veggies and fruits, catering to locals and visitors as Motueka is the last town before you enter Abel Tasman National Park.

The lady with the earing was in charge of the goodies this day, and the queue was the longest we've seen in months. After having our frozen yogurt here for nearly 10 years, I noticed for the first time, looking at the building from the outside, that...


  1. Looks a good shop. Hope most of the stuff is locally grown and organic.

  2. Nice photo. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Well I didn't put my life in dange while photographing that man as I was standng on firm ground and the cirkus cirkus restaurant doesn't have animals, just trapeze artists.
    Hey listen I have recently joind citydaily blog but am not able to locate the script that I can put on my blog to show the other city blogs. Can you please tell me where it can be found

  3. Glad you finally observed the building and we got to see it too. The windows are really nice.
    I see the sign says ice creams. I don't usually see that word in the plural. Just curious.

  4. Hello, mental Floss and welcome.
    Info you requested is one the way. Please check PM at the CityPhotoBlog Forum.

  5. It's so nice to catch up with Nelson on a daily basis. Thanks for the photos.

  6. Hmmm, I had to look for a while to find the woman with the earing. I love the name of the place. What a fun hang-out!!

  7. Thanks for your visits, people.

    All the veggies and fruits used to be, I think, organic, but I don't think they are any more looking at the variety of produces they carry now. I think they're all local, though. Which brings me to another point: if we drive up there on weekends for half an hour, we get local produce; if we drive 10 minutes to the supermarket, we get produce from all around NZ and Australia and beyond (including the stuff we produce right here in Nelson), so in terms of food miles, where should we shop? I know where to go taste-wise...

    Re. "icecreams" or "hop/hops", Kiwi English is a big relaxed. Apostrophes are optional, and their position, at either side of the letter "s" for example, is fluid. We thought "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" was a documentary. It used to bug the heck out of me when we first came here, but I must admit, I don't notice it much any more.

    The one thing that still drives me nuts is, however, the use of plural form of verbs following a singular noun, i.e. "the United Nation are..." YYYYYYYYYYIIIIKKKKEEESSSS!

  8. Hi,
    frozen yoghurt? Don't think it's hit the Cote d'Azur yet. Sounds yum though.
    Your life seems idyllic and those skies!
    Thanks for your visit and to answer the question: a QWERTY keyboard is the most common , QWERTY being the first 6 letters.
    The French one is AZERTY that has all the accents on, mine doesn't. It's only a problem if I want to write lots in french.

  9. Angela, I had no idea keyboards were different for French. Frozen Yoghurt is supposed to be a healthier option, and it tastes just a tiny bit more sour than ice cream, but to be honest, I'm not sure if the fat content is drastically lower than ice cream.


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