May 2010

hot water beach


a bizarre beach where you dig your own hot water pool at low tide and then sit in the sweltering hot waters naturally coming out of the ground under the sand. 


we went there at christmas and i uploaded these photos to the blog in January.  but some reason i didn’t actually click to publish the pictures until now.  sorry about that.

dog walking allowed on the queen’s birthday


apologies if there’s duplication here, getting a bit confused about what went on funkypancake and which one went on the other blog.  but this sign seems to suggest you can walk your dog on the beach to celebrate the queen’s birthday

dog with a strange body


there’s something not quite right with this dog.  especially round the lower tummy area.  best not to ask too many questions.

and the chap above limping to the information kiosk could do with an extra arm

glove on the beach


note the bare feet rather than the work shoes of london-based glove spotting

anti puddle pictures


i loved the shape of this little dry bit on the pavement.  it looks like so many different things all at the same time.  if comments worked i’d ask you to suggest a few things.  but they don’t i’m afraid.

worn out technology


i like technology which wears out.  although a security pin entry keyboard which wears like this reduces the security as you can at least work out which numbers are in the pin …

lost unicorn


there’s was a sign saying “found, rabbit” at the entrance to our street the other day.  i’m convinced someone had found a wild rabbit by mistake, so i was going to put up my own sign saying “found, pukeko” (those funny little chicken like things which wander wild round here.

whilst on the way to a work meeting i saw this stuck on the wall outside a cafe.  much better than anything i could have thought up.

shops for everyone


we stayed a night in a place called whitianga over christmas


they have shops for everyone – the kids shop is next to a ladies’ fashion shop next to a blokes shop.


pretty useless photos i’m afraid !

nz – our home


just over seven months and all still going well.