Thursday, 25 October 2012

Last weekend we had some amazing spring weather, so we went to Sumner beach for the morning.

The key to enjoying a morning at the beach in Christchurch is to keep you eyes out at sea....

...that way you don't notice the shipping containers lining the road (there to stop rockfalls), the bare cliffs, and the houses teetering on the edge, some already half at the bottom.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Football in the gap..

The folks at Nike helped set up a mini football field on a vacant lot in the CBD this week. Soccer isn't really my kind of thing, but a friend and I went along and checked it out - more for the sake of the kids than anything else...
It was kind of cool, but in the end my boy was far more interested in looking through the fence at the cordoned red zone to watch the crane and diggers.. 

Christchurch people may recognise that sheath of corn as Regan Gentry's Flour Power on the corner of High and Colombo St.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Cherry bomb....

Look what I found at the local Countdown supermarket:

At $1.99 per can, I think this is going to be the drink of summer...

Monday, 8 October 2012

The best thing to do if you live in Christchurch right now leave Christchurch.

I know, it's cynical, but true. Nothing is better for the soul right now than a trip away. We went to Auckland Friday night for the Best Awards (where Sons & Co scooped a purple pin...whoop whoop!)..  And all I brought back was this photo of a Rhodesian Ridgeback:

Then on Sunday we drove up to the new tasting room at Black Estate...for the most amazing, sunny, relaxed afternoon.  Our boy hit on the ladies:

While we enjoyed the view:

Great place, great people, great wine and (now) great food too..