Saturday, August 19, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ben's Almond Meal Cheesecake, Version We-Can't-Remember

Don't ask for a recipe; it's different every time depending on what we have and what comes out of Ben's head, but this one is smashingly good.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Position Shop Sign between Pink Lines

Volume, the best small bookshop in this galaxy, is on Church Street. Nelson City Council began the process of upgrading Church St, dubbing it the Bohemian District, and one of the first jobs was to locate the infrastructure underground. Something went wrong, leaving Volume without power first, then a generator behind a wall kicking in, causing, and here I paraphrase, a hum so loud they couldn't hear themselves think. Oh, the perils of good bookselling.

Thursday, August 03, 2017


Urban has been award several awards, one of the recent being best bar restaurant in Nelson in the latest issue of our regional magazine, Wild Tomato; I think that's what I read while waiting for our takeaway order yesterday at the Chinese restaurant across the street on Hardy, although I can't find the article. The premise used to be our favorite place some years ago, an Italian restaurant called When in Rome.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Bank Lane Canopy Upgrade

My friend Maria works in a company that, I think, makes ship sails, but they also make awesome awnings and similar all over Nelson. This one is in Bank Lane, a path I've used countless times but did not know had a name, and one of few connecting our main drag, Trafalgar St, and Montgomery car park, where the Saturday Market is held. The tiniest coffee shop, Blink, had regulars coming and going, many with their won reusable cup.