Thursday, July 29, 2010


Even the magazine reminded me everybody has a KitchenAid mixer but me. Monday morning at the Suter Cafe.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Red Enough for You??

A cashmere scarf in 3 reds waiting to be picked up for somebody's birthday.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Lest you think envying dough hooks is all I did, no way; on Friday at L'Artisan Bakery we bought a Swiss Zopf loaf, pastries, and the nuttiest brownies for the weekend. Then we walked over to the cafe for lunch; we got the coffee first, but managed to not pick on the goodies before our food came.

And may I say, three cheers to a bakery uses loads of real butter and sugar. You have to enjoy life, sometimes.

Monday, July 26, 2010


As someone who has coveted a KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook for ages but hasn't got one yet, (and also a new washer and a dryer, and a comfortable couch, but I guess the garden shredder is coming first?) I had a serious dough hook envy at L'Artisan Bakery at Founders Park on Friday. The bakery these days are "manned" by Julie's son Charlie most days; he or the Mrs (??) can also be found at the Wednesday market at Fashion Island.

Breathtaking, yes?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ian Longley Workshops

One of Nelson's favorite stone carvers, Ian Longley, converted the back of his shop into a workshop/classroom, and began teaching stone carving. One day workshops are held on Mondays, (and you go home with a finished pendant), and a six week course runs on Tuesday evenings. We warned him we're coming for the latter next winter, as I have a few textile-related workshops coming up from now to the end of the year.

Ian Longley, Concepts in Stone, is located at Founders Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson Phone 03-548-2901 or 027-687-0072 or email for more information.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I don't know if it's an office in the marking, but I didn't see anyone in the upstairs of this Panel beater shop, either working, nor working on the partitions (??). Perhaps it's an art installation.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Since I started working at home some years ago, one of the things I've tried to do is to not waste food, although there is half a red cabbage in the drawer at bottom right which has resided in the spot a tad too long. But we have our priorities right; we are always on standby to celebrate anything.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Reprocessed for more deeper colour, which was more like what I see in my naked eye. ...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


This is a morning due. It's getting really cold and some part of my gardens/driveway is getting frost as I posted a picture yesterday.
I took this picture on the same morning at where sun is shining to.  No frosty ice, but rather fresh morning due is there.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Construction Site

This is new building construction site for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology- Arts and Media Studies".

It's a great wooden structured building and now in front of it there is small inhibition going on.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Gulls II

with attitude...  This is very heavy crop but looks better... (I wish I had telephoto on that day).