Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mussel Harvesting

My World for this week. Thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia
Erle w
ent out with a friend to help harvest some mussels from his mussel farm in the Port Underwood Sounds. He had to assist with lifting the ropes, that hang from the big black floats, stripping all the mussels from them, fortunately with a special machine, it is a dreadful hard job by hand, then sorting out the wild blue mussels from the good green lip ones. This was work he had never done so he found a few muscles of his own before they had finished the work. Good healthy work out on the big mussel harvester boat.
He came home with a big 25kg sack of delicious fresh mussels straight from the ocean. As I was working all day and the next day too I had to leave Erle to steam open all those shellfish, a big job, but by time I arrived home from work he had the majority all cooked, I just helped mix marinades and bag up some for freezing. Plus I helped by eating a few lovely hot freshly cooked mussels.
Ofcause we had a good feed of them for our meal. I did a tray full of half shell mussels drizzled with garlic butter and sprinkled with grated cheese and parsley, Yummy!
For tonight I made a curried coconut mussel mixture that I served over rice, this was extra good. All the omega 3 in the mussels will have us so healthy.
This recipe can be found on my other blog, HERE.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The ANZAC display at Picton RSA.
The day we remember the men and women who fought in the world wars, and those who didn't come home.

Lest we forget.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lavender sky.

Sky Watch.
The sun kissed clouds turn lavender this lovely evening in Picton.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Steam Train

My World, Thanks to Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia
A rare steam train came through Blenheim. I was working driving a taxi in Blenheim. On hearing the toot toot of the steam engine i drove to the railway station and took some photos. Because I was in the taxi i was able to drive over to the other side of the train where vehicles are not generally allowed and take these photos.
Crowds of people came to watch it at Blenheim railway station. The six red carriages were full of railway enthusiasts who were traveling the length of the country on holiday.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Going fishing

Going out Groper fishing in the deep waters of Cook Strait on a rough day. Sky is blue but sea is rough. On the horizon is a small New Zealand Navy vessel
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Two little otters.

These two little Otters that I wrote about a couple of years ago, lived in a Nature Park in Nelson, they were vey elderly and well loved by all who visited them. last week one had a heart attach and died suddenly. The other Otter just lay down beside the body and within the day died too! What amazing love, from dumb animals, they had always lived together and couldn't live without the other.

Our old flowers.

My World today is just a simple vase of flowers, but they come from our old home in Grovetown, which we sold 2 years ago. We were privileged to be allowed to revisit the old house and garden and pick a bunch of my favourite flowers.
Here they are on the windowsill of our new home in Picton with our view of Picton and the harbour behind.
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Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday.

Good Friday.

St Marys Catholic Church Blenheim.
Not my Church, but a very lovely old house of God.

Good Friday, a day for remembering our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

and for some reason;

Chocolate Eggs, Bunnies and Chicks!

Have a happy enjoyable Easter Break.