I’m back in the UK now, and still catching up on news and sorting through all the holiday snaps. Here are some from the north island of New Zealand – including from the capital Wellington, art deco town Napier, and the amazing geothermal experience at Wai-O-Tapu.
I’m also busy preparing for a Christmas market in a couple of weeks – rather a lot of time spent at the sewing machine! I’ll post some photos of the products I’m making soon. The market is on 15 December, right next to Brockley station in south London.
In the meantime, here’s my photos from the truly beautiful NZ.
A rather lovely ferry trip from Picton to Wellington
Camping is a national obsession
Tiles on Cuba St in Wellington
Don’t stand too close…
Wellington Botanical Gardens – great colours and shapes
Botanical Gardens – plenty of flora and fauna
Rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1931, central Napier is an art deco paradise.
This is just a small selection of photos we took!
Modern signage creeps in…
It’s all beautifully looked after but also a living town, not just a museum
Wai-O-Tapu – never seen anything like it!
Smelly, bubbling, boiling hot pools – no swimming here
But the birds don’t seem to mind it
Beautiful patterns in the earth
A very fertile place!