Dining With Christchurch Refugees

The recent earthquakes of Christchurch have had horrid consequences. Worried about our friends Kevin and Margaret O’Connor, longtime Christchurch residents, we were much relieved to catch up with them in Dunedin, a short drive from Mosgiel where they are now refugees.

Cockles And Mussels, Alive, Alive-O!

Much like the fair maiden who wheeled her wheel-barrow through streets broad and narrow, I find myself touting the flavors of  New Zealand’s cockles (well, oysters) and mussels. Green-lipped mussels, easily identified by their unique dark brown or dark green color with a green “lip,” are a mainstay of New Zealand’s economy. There are tons…
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If you are tapping into this blog already, then I offer a hearty Welcome! I’ll also make note, however, that I am just practicing right now as I try to decipher just how to use WordPress adequately. So far I am feeling more amateur than pro. Please bear with me while I sort out the…
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