ALL GOOD THINGS
I went back again shortly after this :)
If you are in Singapore and you really like cakes, do check them out.
I seldom do 'book reviews' but sometime back I received a lovely package with a photo book of one of my favourite Japanese photographers (Thank you B!), and I found it irresistible to take some shots to show you. Mika Ninagawa is so famous for her brilliant use of colours that there has been a term coined as 'Ninagawa Colour'. When I was living in Tokyo I could always spot her photos right off, whether it's a sticker on a makeup bottle, a flip in a magazine or a huge advertisement billboard on the street.
The last photo was something I shot many years back under some heavy Ninagawa influence ;)
Labels: CANON 300D, HOME, MINOLTA
BACK TO CHRISTCHURCH
The last morning in Akaroa, we slept in, checked out late, before hitting the road again.
But first, breakfast at The Stables Bar & Cafe.
The outdoor seats were scattered among a garden of lavender, roses, hydrangeas and more (my flower vocabulary is limited), but it smelled heavenly.
I just had to sneak in this photo of our neighbours. Beers for breakfast, how tempting!
But I decided to be sensible instead. Though I can't say eggs benedict are a whole lot healthier.
Off we go after breakfast.
These signs were irresistible, and so we pulled in.
And ended up with the sweetest-smelling hand carry luggage we've ever had.
Everything in the little shop was picked from their orchards.
Halfway through the journey we stopped for a coffee and snack break at a small but interesting town called Little River.
The Little River Cafe & Store. Organic coffee and pastries at the cafe, crafts by local designers in the store and don't miss the gallery tucked at the end featuring original NZ art exhibits.
TREE CROP FARM
Ranked #01 thing to do in Akaroa by the Lonely Planet Guide, it's website said: "Absolutely no bus groups or tours please."
We loved it.
AKAROA IN BLUE
A few of my favourites from Akaroa. I'm not totally done with NZ yet, so I'll upload them on and off. It's a long weekend here and I've been catching up on some shuteye, reading about why the Danes are so happy, and Jante's Law.
I think Sandemose might have been leaning too much on one end of the scale but then again individualism never made anyone that happy either.
Maybe I need to start planning that trip to Denmark to find out ;)
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