2018 in pictures: April

Edgeware, of an evening.

The demolition/reconstruction on High Street revealed some interesting patterns.

Hereford Street.

Manchester Street bunny.

Bookarama at Bishopdale.

Record Store Day.


A leaflike friend who keeps visiting us.

New at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Universo cafe.

Art Gallery.

Oxford Terrace, reopened.

The Chertsey Book Barn.


Primo and Secundo, Methven.

Cinema Paradiso, Methven.


2018 in pictures: March

Big Tuam Street sky.

More watching of High Street.

Ghost sign!

Penny Lane. 

Rauora Park.

Francis Spufford at The Piano.

Victoria Park reopens.

Convention Centre.

I say Captain, I say Wot.

Tūranga (new Central Library)

Lantern Festival, day and night.

Oi Manawa – The National Earthquake Memorial.

Bowker Fountain. 


Clip n Climb.


Habitat for Humanity.

Sydenham and City signs. 

Mollett Street Market.

The Crossing. 


Book Day.


New Brighton clock tower.

New Brighton.

Library Book Sale.

Easter Market at the Arts Centre.

Rainbow – Pride flag over CCC.

High Street.

Black and white coffee cartel, 169 High Street. National Library source image.

2018 in pictures: February

Waitangi Day at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Ann Shelton exhibition.

Isaac Theatre Royal, Nigella Lawson. 

Neighbourhood Bengal.



Begonias at Townend House. 

More Botanic Gardens goodness. 

Captain Scott, sans pole.

Manchester Street.

Local bunny.

22 February. CTV site.

185 chairs. 22 February.

High Street.

Road trip Part 1 – Amberley, Maruia Falls, Tahananui Beach, Nelson

I had this week off work, and had a big ole to-do list around home.  But things didn’t go to plan, and we took a short unexpected roadie.  A night in Nelson, a night in my family hometown Reefton, and driving through points in between.


Paris Cafe in Amberley. With some artful cropping, we could zush up our summer holiday pics no end.

Maruia Falls

Where a bee had the temerity to sting me, and a visitor had the gall to do a shit beside the river when there was a DOC loo metres away.

Tahunanui Beach

Tahunanui Beach had playgrounds galore, a miniature railway round a lake (open on Sundays, not while we were there), bumper boats, trampoline world, and racing karts. Excite!


Unexpected architectural delights for lovers of Brutalism, Art Deco, and Gothic.

Loved Penguino Ice Cream Cafe, design store Cubicle, and Gizmos (pinup girl frocks etc). I had the salted lychee sorbet, and DAMN.

Nelson Steps and Cathedral

It was muggy and hot and wonderful. There was a Christmas Tree festival in the Nelson Cathedral, and we were there just before closing so got to turn out the lights and blow out the candles.