Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 211 Totem Poles at Willowbank

These are totem poles designed by Annie McGiver who was 'Willowbank School's art tutor. They have huge ceramic heads that go on but are not attached yet
They represent all of the awhina birds (names of the different areas in the school) Kiwi, Whio, Hoiho, Takahe, Kea.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 210 Food Show

I had a job cancelled at the last minute, and I was offered a ticket to the 'Auckland Food Show'. This was one of the many tasty delights.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 209 Cultures in our class

This is the totem pole of Takahe 2 at The Gardens School. It represents all the cultures in their room in 2009.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 207 Aotearoa 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'

This is why New Zealand is called Aotearoa... 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'
And then there is 'White Island'
the locals say as long as it smoking, everything is fine, once it has stopped then worry!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 206 Last Day in Ohiwa

Today is the last day in Ohiwa, a small beach front community between Ohope and Opotiki. My 'in-laws' are moving to Papamoa Beach tomorrow. There are some wonderful views in Ohiwa.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 205 Communication and WWW

I was at Summerland School today attending the EducampNZ unconference. What a great 'informal' event and in an inspiring setting. I noticed several paintings on corrugated iron and this was my favourite!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 204 World Wide Web

I saw this at Sunnynook School today. It represents the internet. The computer looks exactly like my first Mac Classic that I bought in 1992! And I still have it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 197 The old 'Town Hall'

This is the Town Hall in Whangarei. It was opened in 1921.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 196 Chess Pieces

I was at Pukekohe Intermediate today and I saw these huge chess pieces that the Students can play with out on the school playground!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Day 193 Pot Luck Dinner

I went to dinner at a friends place tonight and one of the dishes was 'Glaswegian Curry'. Apparently there is such a thing as a Scottish 'Indian' Curry. It was scrumptious (I want the recipe Jane!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day 191 Garlic in 6 months

We are two weeks late but finally we have planted the garlic.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vegetarian Indian

I was working at a school today (first day of the school holidays and teachers are back at work!). They took me out for a 'curry' at their local 'Indian'! It was awesome. I can't remember what this dish was called but the English meaning was 'Little Lunch'!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 183 Contemplating the future

A very good friend of mine is an amazing professional photographer and took a wonderful portrait study of my daughter when she was 16. I used that photo as the motivation for this painting a few years later.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 182 Wall Mural

I saw this gorgeous wall mural at Willowbank School today. I particularly liked how the plantings complemented and framed the painting.