I spent a couple of weeks in New Zealand at the start of the month. It was a sad, special time in a beautiful country. I thought I would share some of the photos with you.
Black Estate Wines. The wind blew hot through the open dining room.
Grapefruit for breakfast
View from the breakfast table
View from above the house
Lemons from the lemon tree were pressed into service for a Shrove Tuesday brunch. Those are wild passionfruit on the left. Also a shiso leaf – I found a plant in the garden.
Passionfruit for dessert
Beach at low tide…
… which happened to be the right time to collect oysters. These are Pacific oysters and were the tastiest I have ever eaten (they taste better if you shuck them yourself)
Christchurch was a very different place from the last time I saw it. $2 per hour to park your car here.
The “pallet pavilion”, a temporary event space.
Some great public art around the place
Queen Victoria gets a visit from a construction worker
This is an iced chocolate. London, you need to learn this.