Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some highlights from Palmerston North

Apart from the motorbike races, there was the guy …

… who sells freshly roasted …

… chestnuts at a street stall in George st:

On Sunday mornings he's at the Farmers' Market just around the corner in Coleman Place, where there is also a gorgeous French patisserie/chocolaterie where you can get a set menu petit déjeuner of half a baguette with butter and jam, a croissant, a pain au chocolat, a freshly squeezed orange juice, and a coffee of your choice for $14. Magic on a hangover.

Back at the farm where I was staying, this peacock spent most of his time tromping over the roof of the house …

… he sounded as though he was wearing hobnailed boots.

Various other birds and animals seem to get on well together …

… the cat is called Manx. He isn't one, but he was born minus a tail.

Here is Goosey:

And this is the typical storybook chook family:

There are also quails, lovebirds, parakeets, a sulphur-crested cockatoo, a gorgeous budgie that kept biting me, dogs, more cats, and miscellaneous other livestock, all of which are pets. When I used to live there 30-odd years ago we had two cats, a dog, and a cockatoo and that was it. Apart from the farm livestock that is - a pig, some horses and a few sheep.


  1. Enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing.

  2. Enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing.

  3. Bronwyn,
    where are you?? Missing your posts!!

  4. I'm still alive, just not been doing a lot of cooking.