A lovely start to the day walking through the stunning botanic gardens in Oamaru. img_2234 Monty as always is in love with the birds on display, and we also came across another rabbit which was of major frustration for him as he was on the lead. I was told that only last week the fire brigade had to come out and dig up the gardens to retrieve a small dog who went down a rabbit hole! Now that is not something I had considered before! img_2242 We drove to Dunedin, which is not a huge drive, only a couple of hours, but lengthened with stops for walks, and attempts to find parking near Overton house. Overton is a gorgeous Victorian house which I last visited with my parents when I was all of about 12 years old, so I would like to get to see it tomorrow morning as we couldn’t get a large enough parking space for Flash Harry today. I visited a few galleries and antique and junk shops today in Dunedin, but only managed to find a set of 4 port glasses to go with the decanters that I got at the antique fair in Christchurch a week ago. Everything else I looked at seemed expensive after Christchurch and Oamaru. This is us finishing our 10km round walk to St Kilda to look at a trader’s store, alas no bargains to be found. img_2247

About The Author


My name is Sue-Ellen, I love creating things.
I started this blog thinking I would share some recipes and craft which I make when the opportunity arises.
Then my situation changed, and I decided to sell my house in Auckland, buy a campervan and disappear off down to the South Island and have a complete change of lifestyle, and look for a property to develop into a Bed and Breakfast.
The question was; where in the South Island? I figured the Northern area, as that is where they have the greatest hours of sunshine. But should it be the gorgeous Marlborough sounds or the Nelson/Tasman area?
So let me take you along for the ride and show off my gorgeous country on my crazy adventure. There are three of us on this adventure; Daisy, a wheaten terrier, Monty a schnoodle, and me.

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