Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hamilton vista

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Today was a beautiful rain free day in Hamilton.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

A pastoral scene

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Sometimes, when one needs a pick-me-up, a pastoral scene like this one is just the ticket.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Souvenir spoon

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I love my morning espresso, especially if it's served with a cute souvenir spoon!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pizza!

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Sometimes, one is not in the mood to cook, and then one has ... PIZZA!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A lovely brook

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There is a lovely little brook close to my house. When I go for my daily walk, I always try and go past there. I find the sound of the water very relaxing and soothing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Winter sky

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The sky and the bare branches of this tree tell the cold and wet tale of winter.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Coffee a la Che

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I bet his coffee has a "special" edge to it ...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I want to go on holiday!

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I feel like a holiday, but there's no chance of that happening any time soon, so I'm posting one of my favourite photos of Hong Kong, which is one of my favourite holiday destinations!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The beautiful Waikato sky

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The sky over Waikato is always so fresh and blue, except when it rains! The colours are amazing.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Only in New Zealand

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Honestly, only in New Zealand does a stuffed lamb feature next to a car advertisement in a shop window. I love this place!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Elevator footprints

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The footprints on the floor of the elevator made me wonder about the people who had been in the elevator before me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Horse and rider

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I went for long walk and discovered that there are horse stables just down the road from me! Here, one of the horses is put through its paces.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hole in one!

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A young golfer completes his follow through at the golf course just across the river from my house.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Colours of autumn

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The colours of autumn was very vibrant, as evidenced by this tree in Hamilton's Centre Place - essentially the town square.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pimp my ride!

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I wonder whether the flamed rims make the car go faster?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Which way?

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Which way to go? For someone not familiar with the area, these signs could potentially be quite confusing!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Misty river

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A view of the Waikato River upstream towards the Claudelands bridge.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dirty Harry!

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I spotted this sign on one of my walks. I didn't see the dog, but I certainly heard him! I intend to never make his day.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bridge jam

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One of the greatest problems of a town that is bisected by a river is that it can take ages to get across to the other side. There are only five bridges that link the western side of town with the eastern side. This is the roundabout just before the Fairfield bridge.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Moving house

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I moved house this week. It was a bit crazy, but I'm all settled into the new place now. Broadband was installed yesterday. Goodness, what did we ever do before the internet?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cigar Room

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I had lunch at an interesting buffet restaurant the other day. I was intrigued by the sign that read "Cigar Room" and walked closer to inspect. Great was my surprise upon discovering that the cigar room was in fact the alley way! (Note the EXIT sign below the Cigar Room sign.) I couldn't help but chuckle.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Perfect Mess

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It is the title of one of the books I am reading, and also the state of my house at present. I am moving house and chaos reigns. I have another day to get everything sorted out before the removal truck comes. Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Entrance hall

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My walking stick has pride of place in my entrance hall. I don't use it as a walking aide, but I enjoy swinging it about when I walk, especially late at night. The cat head is part of an ornament that doubles as a seat - provided you don't weight more than a pixie fairy!

Friday, August 1, 2008

August Theme Day: Metal

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This atom ball is located outside the entrance to one of the buildings on the Waikato University campus. It is a permanent fixture. The photo below gives a better indication of its real size. I love the reflection. On sunny days, the rays of sun bouncing off it make a magnificent spectacle.

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