Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Guess the Challenge

Guess the Challenge?

Sport

Movement

Cycling

Green helmet!

IMG_8388

Photo taken on the road outside Weta Caves.

Young men starting their ride.

Interesting in joining the fun go to

http://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-guess-the-challenge/

Lunch time at Strawberry Cafe

Today, before going to Weta World

We had  DESSERT LUNCH at

Strawberry Cafe

Mine was a cheese platter

IMG_8325

Kiki had Very Berry sorbet & every thing berry

IMG_8322

Stella had peanut-butter cheesecake …

IMG_8321

Bertus had pecan nut & caramel

IMG_8324

This old butler/waiter was waiting for payment

IMG_8327

Weta World Studios: Trolls

Wow, I had the opportunity to visit

Weta World Studios.

We did not do the tour into the real studio.

The shop and small exhibition area has enough to see and photograph.

Outside the building next to the entrance were

Three Trolls.

IMG_8349

What do you see?

Inside the studio/shop…

Who are these characters?

Last ones…

Hope you enjoyed visiting Weta World!

Signs – The daily Post – Weekly photo challenge

Signs

This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/signs/

 

A sign on the pavement/walkway

from mid town Wellington

to the Botanical Gardens.

IMG_8300

IMG_8301

Botanical garden visited!

On Thursday  we( my student and I) had to take the train in to Wellington.

We made arrangements earlier in the week to visit the Botanical garden in Wellington!

Arriving at the station -

No train!

The lady in the ticket office told us a bus would take us.

The bus picked us up and we had to stop at every station to pick people up.

Were there people!?

Many, many wanted to go to Wellington in the 10 o’clock train(bus).

School holidays!

It took us a bit longer than using the train.

Arriving in Wellington we went to the cable car.

It took us to the top of the hill.

IMG_8192

We walked down the hill and saw the following!

 

Very windy and cloudy also cold at first.

We enjoyed the day.

Written Acts of Kindness Award

Written Acts of Kindness Badge

Ek wil die toekenning maak aan twee wonderlike bloggers.

Eerste is die ou vrou met haar grys kamerjas

wat woon in die huis op die hoek.

Sy is besonders talentvol as dit by skryf kom.

Sy het onlangs die liefste kleinkind gekry.

Mia is ouma en oupa se oogappel.

Gaan ontmoet haar gerus in die huis op die hoek en

drink n koppie koffie.

http://blogkliesjee.wordpress.com/2014/04/

Die tweede parsoon wat ek hoog aanskryf is

Kameel

wat saam met Toorts en Bokbaaivygie skryf.

Dankie vir jou heerlike geselsies elke nou en dan.

Dit voel of ons mekaar al lankal ken.

Besoek haar by die volgende adres

http://toortsie.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/ken-kom-huistoe/

 Here are the rules for passing the award on.

  1. You are welcome to give it out as many times as you like, but it is only to be given to a maximum of one person per blog post. If you wish to give multiple rewards, please space the blog posts so the sincerity is maintained.
  2. Introduce the person; say how they encourage, help or inspire you; then link to their work and/or social media profiles. There may be a specific post you wish to link to which helped you. It’s up to you.

This award is open to anyone to use. You don’t have to receive it, in order to be able to give it. Once you have received it, it isn’t obligatory that you must pass it on.

Visit Cate who initiated the award  http://cateartios.wordpress.com/2014/09/27/written-acts-of-kindness-laura-sapala/

Springtime at last?

 

 

 

 

I have to share something beautiful with you all!

The cherry trees are in full bloom.

This year they are covered in white

welcoming

SPRING.

IMG_8181

 

 

DIS HEERLIKE LENTE

Woorde: THEO W. JANDRELL en G.G. CILLIÉ
Musiek: Wysie uit die Alpe; verwerk: G.G. CILLIÉ

Dis heerlike lente, die winter’s verby;

weer nooi berg’ en klowe vir jou en vir my.

Hol-la-dri-o-ha, hol-la-dri-o. Hol-la-dri-o-ha, hol-la-dri-o!
Die bergklim is heerlik, dit hou mens gesond.

Die vroe-, vroeë môre het goud in die mond.

Hol-la-dri-o-ha, hol-la-dri-o. Hol-la-dri-o-ha, hol-la-dri-o!

https://chessaleeinlondon.wordpress.com/tag/dis-heerlike-lente-lirieke/

 

Maori Potatoes

Since having an International student living with me I also get the opportunity to see, do and cook new things. I came across Maori Potatoes on Monday and decided to try it. I first had to look up what it was and how to cook it.

It really surprised me.

I forgot to take a photo before cooking it.

Here is the cooked end product.

Tastes very good!

IMG_8121

It has a dark purple skin.

You may or may not peel it.

Boiled like potatoes.

It is a firm potato which can also be used to fry or bake.

Delicious!

History

Māori have grown taewa in New Zealand for over 200 years. Taewa are a tāonga, or treasure, and have significant cultural and historical value in New Zealand. Taewa originated in South America over 2,000 years ago and were first brought to New Zealand by European explorers in the late 18th century. Māori gave the traditional cultivars Māori names and have continued to grow them ever since.

http://www.5aday.co.nz/facts-and-tips/fruit-vegetable-info/taewa-maori-potatoes.aspx

More information can be found at:

http://nzgardener.co.nz/growing-kumara-maori-potatoes/