Tag Archives: Dunedin

Old Haunts Become New Hangouts – Dunedin’s Exchange

These days I catch my bus home from work outside what I still think of as the old Chief Post Office. It’s a long long time since it was a post office. But it was. Now that I remember, one … Continue reading

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Sunrise of the Week – Red Sky in the Morning …

We’re parked up again at the A&P Showgrounds at Mosgiel, with dog obedience classes and horse activities to watch. And always with a view of the hills, Flagstaff and Swampy. As I write this there’s a dramatic light show playing … Continue reading

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The Sun Goes Down and the Sun Comes Up – From Burnside

We’ve been house sitting around several different parts of Dunedin this year. It’s been fun trying out different suburbs. Different aspects and different views. Different houses and different pets. Burnside is just over the ridge of hills that rings the … Continue reading

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Voting for a Great Leap Backwards

I used to like elections; well loved them really. Although I’m thinking more of the local government ones which most people find extremely uninteresting. But not me. I enjoyed them, especially being a candidate for something. Elections for the community … Continue reading

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Well We Woke Up This Morning ….

We finished another house sitting gig yesterday near Mosgiel, and moved out in the rain. We were heading for our usual hanging-out place just out of Mosgiel, in the gathering gloom. The rain had been persistent all day, and we … Continue reading

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The Evening Before and the Morning After – On Waikouaiti Beach

The last two posts have been about our weekend away to Moeraki earlier in the year. It’s not much more than an hour from Dunedin to Moeraki, but we broke our journey on the Friday night at Waikouaiti where we … Continue reading

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We go Looking for Spring and Find Perfection

A couple of weekends ago we ended up in the Upper Gardens of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. We’d been to a midday movie that was part of the film festival; called “Unrest” which is a first-person documentary made by and … Continue reading

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Emerging From Winter

“Once more into the blog, dear friends, once more; Or close the thing down with my posts all dead!” We’re emerging from what has seemed like a long winter and I’m keen to rekindle this olde bloggie thing. A blog with … Continue reading

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We Walk Up a Hill and Come Back Down Again – Flagstaff

Yesterday we had one of those moments. Where we’d gone out for a nice walk along the banks of the Silverstream near Mosgiel and on the way back one of us spied a hill and suggested that we should go … Continue reading

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I’m Walking Backwards to Winter – In Dunedin

Continuing with┬ámy reconstruction of recent times, I’m happy to say that we coped well enough with our first winter in Dunedin for a number of years. It was a kind sort of winter with weeks when we wondered if it … Continue reading

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Earlier This month – Ross Creek

Earlier this month we were parked up in Dunedin at Woodhaugh in the Leith Valley for a week. It’s only a couple of minutes walk to Ross Creek which gives access to the Reservoir and lots of lovely bush walks. … Continue reading

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New Beginnings … Again ….

Oh dear! It’s about six months since I last said I was starting again. I’m saying it again and hopefully meaning it this time. One of the harder things is remembering how to construct a blog post. And add a … Continue reading

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A Bit of Old Industrial in Dunedin

There was a last bit of Dunedin I wanted to catch before we left town yesterday. We were staying in Burnside which is/was the location of the Burnside Freezing Works. It was one of the first of its kind in … Continue reading

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Dunedin – The Steepest Little City?

Dunedin claims the title for steepest street in the world. Baldwin Street is a popular drawcard. I was wondering though if it doesn’t also have the steepest car park. Using the Dowling Street car park a few times I was … Continue reading

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Taking to the Steets in Dunedin

Sometimes you just can’t do nothing. Sometimes you can’t just hope that others do the stuff that you think needs to be done. Sometimes you just have to vote with your feet. We got the chance at the weekend to … Continue reading

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