Woohoo – we have broadband. It only took 19 DAYS!!!!
Anyway – dialup has been keeping me off line and I’ve also been doing a lot of exploring of our new area with the kids and filling in the school holidays. A reader sent me a link to a survey that rates Dunedin as the best city to live in, in NZ – based on some different variables than usual (thanks Giovanni). I have to say I am falling for the city, every time I venture in there is something interesting, surprising and quirky to see. The survey says “The arts made a strong contribution to community strength and identity with Dunedin’s culturally rich and diverse arts scene.” and so far I’d agree.
Mosgiel is a different kettle of fish. However I’m not going to knock it even if the street we are in could well be Kowhai Street from “The Carpathians”, in fact there are a lot of parallels between Mosgiel and Levin. I did choose a house in a 1940s/50s brick and roughcast era and many of the homes have original features such as windmills, wishing wells and house butterflies. I don’t mean in a cool retro chic kind of way either. We are talking older owners with gardens full of roses and dahlias. I actually quite like it though – especially now that I have located good coffee in the town.
What do you think though – do we need a butterfly?
And yes it is possibly unwise posting a pic of your house on the net.
EDIT: Please note I did NOT take this photo – its from Google Street View