Middleton Road

How I see the world


Old Coach Road


At the Johnsonville end, Old Coach Road has been swallowed up by suburbia but the rest  (still a legal road) forms a rare example of a barely-modified early colonial road. The 3-km section between Johnsonville and Rifle Range Road in Ōhariu Valley, where I walked this afternoon, is now protected. It was the first road to be registered by the Historic Places Trust.

Taken n in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge with the theme of benches

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A   few weeks ago I posted about how people where putting teddy bears and other soft toys in their windows for children to see when out walking in their neighbourhoods with their household bubbles which is permitted during lockdown.  Today I wandered a few kilometres from home and came across this on the outskirts of Wellington.

Posted for the weekend challenge with the theme of walkabout


Lens Artist Photo Challenge: Morning



While I am largely taking on board the advice that showering and getting dressed is good for productivity and mental health (OK so I did do my 9:30 skype call on Saturday morning in my PJs – but hey it was Saturday and one of my colleagues did the call from bed) the rest of my morning routine has shrunk.

Pretty much the only thing I do regularly these days before sitting down at my desk is to go out and get the paper.  My team does the daily quiz (which normally we do over afternoon coffee) over a morning video conference.

Today’s news was the imminent government decision as to when we are going to move from ALERT level 4 to ALERT level 3, where slightly more industries are able to open.  The move will be made at midnight next Monday, and we will have at least two weeks at Level 3.  It won’t make a lot of difference to me – the pub and the gym are still closed and I will still be working from home.

Posted for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge with the theme of morning