I’ve gained weight in the last few months with resulting unwellness. To read more about this go to Improving My Health Through Weight Loss and Physical ActivityTo prove I went out here are a few photos.
The day dawned brillaintly sunny. A couple of hours later when I was out the clouds darkened.
|A SHOWER SWEPT ACROSS THE BEACH|
|MATARANGI BEACH FRONT|
|THE RUGBY N.Z. WORLD CUP FLAG CONTINUES TO FLY WITH PRIDE|
|ONE OF MY FAVOURITE HOUSES|
|ROAD FRONTAGE OF UGLY HOUSE|
|DOES IT FOR ME|
|TYPICAL HOLIDAY HOUSE IN SUMMER. 8 CARS, 5 OR 6 TENTS AND PROBABLY ONE BATHROOM FOR ALL|
A comment about building styles in New Zealand.
Most districts have a code limiting the colour of roofs and walls. One of my mother’s neighbours recently discovered she could not have white cladding on her new house beside the sea. It would be unpleasantly visible to passing boats. We live on a small beach inside a larger bay. The bay is full of small boats, in season, and shipping is so far out it would hardly be aware of settlement. Breaking waves are white. Does this coastline really need such heavy handed administration?
We were delighted to see the colourful houses of Florida, California, Oregon and Washington States. I felt envious that people are given creative freedom. Black has become high fashion for everything New Zealand. It bothers me.
Walk down a street and almost everyone is dressed in black, grey, or dark colours.
Drive down a street and the houses are likely to be black, grey or sand. Here and there an older house has withstood this modern trend.
Black is a brilliant contrast but to see it everywhere is not stimulating and can be downright depressing.
Black can be smart and sophisticated but when it’s everywhere its just plain sad. I need colour in my life.
|FIREWORKS ON BRIGHTON PIER CHRISTCHURCH, GUY FAWKES NIGHT '11|