The Garage Sale

When we found out we’d be moving North to the Bay of Plenty, we starting figuring out how we were going to do the move, having recently married, combined our belongings, set up… Continue reading


On the main North Road  between Galaway & Charles streets is a charming café which is under the watchful eye of a slightly serious looking feathered friend. Housed in an old villa, tucked neatly away… Continue reading

Southland RETRO-Spective

If you’re a Molly Orange reader, you’ll have noted things have slowed up a bit….ok that’s un understatement – more like come to a grinding holt! The reason being is the Mr. &… Continue reading

Habitat for Hummanity: ReStore Invercargill

The only way to find this store is down the rabbit hole then second barrow on the right… or was it left? In short though I visited the ReStore on a number of… Continue reading

Frankie 50th Edition….delish

I started buying and reading Frankie magazine a while back, when I had a job which required me to travel a stack. I’m a bit of an oddball when it comes to airports,… Continue reading

Te Anau, Manapouri & Moose

This weekend just been we mounted an expedition to the western towns/lakes of Te Anau & Manapouri. Te Anau is the half way point on the 4 hr drive between Queenstown and Milford Sound, so is over brimming… Continue reading

Quality Time & Teaspoons

The weekend just been we took a trip up to our fair capital, to spend time with family, good friends & The Black Keys. Going to the concert was the main reason we… Continue reading

Sallies on Tay – Invercargill

Last night while leaving the supermarket I spotted a dress in the window of Sallies on Tay (one of Invercargill’s multiple Salvation Army Stores), its bright primary colours beckoned me and I hand to… Continue reading

Ettrick & Apples

We were on our way to a wedding in Central and had the hankering for some fruit so pulled over in Ettrick to pick up some apples. If you’re heading north along the… Continue reading

Shnaps of late

My trips about Southland have been a little hectic of late, so there as been very little time to stop and smell the vintage. So here are just a few shnaps of spots I’ve been…..