Yves

Author's details

Name: Yves
Date registered: July 6, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Vltava, proudly added to the collection of pipe dreams! — January 10, 2016
  2. Milford Sound — January 6, 2016
  3. Christams in Mavora — January 6, 2016
  4. Big Tree Near the Clifton Suspension Bridge — October 15, 2015
  5. New Stables — October 10, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Tnaegashima here we come! — 13 comments
  2. More Fish — 5 comments
  3. Nina and Anna’s first surf lesson. — 3 comments
  4. Surf board building — 3 comments
  5. We are getting there slowly. — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jan
10

Vltava, proudly added to the collection of pipe dreams!

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This one is all mine!    

Jan
06

Milford Sound

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Jan
06

Christams in Mavora

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Oct
15

Big Tree Near the Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Oct
10

New Stables

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Aug
09

Hunting in Mavorra

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May
10

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Apr
30

Queenstown airport

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A little airport surrounded by hills and mountains. Queenstown is not my favourite place by any means, but the airport is quite unusual and as far as airports go. It is quite refreshing to be able to wait for a plane and not stare at concrete.

Apr
30

Deep Cove

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I have been looking forward to the School Camping trip to Deep Cove with Nina and her friends for a long time. In fact I always knew that places were limited and that I might miss out on an opportunity to spend a few days in one of the most spectacular places in New Zealand. …

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Oct
28

Tussok Country, Mavora

I felt like painting again...

Oct
11

Our first outing this spring!

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Sep
18

What a place!

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Went hunting in the high country with some friends!

May
10

The (R)Otter

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I spent one evening randomly looking at a few yachts online when I cam across a very reasonably priced 39 ft keeler. If you imagine a spark hitting a pile of kerosene infused straw you more or less get the picture of what happened to my mind. I realised that the little dream I had …

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Apr
11

Horse Riding

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The kids’ dream has finally come true. Horse riding in New Zealand is a bit like playing football in the UK. Everybody seems to do it. So we thought finding a riding school for our girls would be a doddle. Unfortunately we quickly realised learning to ride came with one major challenge, you need a …

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Apr
09

Beef Wellington!

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  As part of my Gold Challenge I cooked a 3 curse meal. For starters I prepared chicken liver patee with marmelaide and rocket salad on toads. The main curse was beef Wellington and fried potatoes and the desert was peach ice cream served on caramelised pineapples. My sous chef was Anna who helped me …

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Apr
01

The Shadow of the Wind ~風の影~

この本はイギリスWBに住んでいた時メンバーだったブッククラブで読んだ(あ~懐かしい。みんな元気かしら。)このブッククラブはイギリス、スコットランド、サウスアフリカ、スペイン、そして日本出身のお母さんたちの集まりで、月1回ワインとチョコを持参で明け方までぺちゃくちゃ語りつくすのがお決まりコース。それまでは本と言えば研究分野か実益がかなったものしか興味がなくフィクションは時間の無駄と思っていた私が改心するきっかけになった本とブッククラブ。ありがとう~ そうそう、この本に出てくる ’The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ この響きが何ともいえない。行ってみたい。濃厚にロマンチックで劇的でスペイン人の血を感じる本でした。  

Mar
14

Oyster Regatta

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Mar
14

Night Sailing with Anders

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Feb
20

First Steps

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I remember a one week fencing and sailing camp I took part in when I was a teenager. I enjoyed the fencing but it never inspired me deeply. The sailing on the other hand I remember clearly. It left a deep trauma I never quite got over. Sailing boats don’t have breaks, and that is …

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Feb
01

pipi あさり?(ピピ) と ムール貝

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Yesterday Anna and I went down to the coast to catch some waves together but unfortunately the sea was flat. On the way back we passed our favorite little town Riverton and noticed people out in the estuary collecting something from the shallow waters. We did not realize straight away that the little black dots …

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