I was so fortunate to be able to commission a painting by a young Wellington artist – Jessie Boston, as a gift for Anne on her birthday last week… it is a beauty. I love Jessie’s ability to minimalise with a touch of quirkiness and come up with such a great result. Awesome. Check out Jessie’s art on http://jessiebostonartanddesign.wordpress.com/
I am itchy to write a review but my bias is total – my eldest son Sam is the head chef and menu designer and my younger son Josh is on the front of house staff.
- Hello Sunday on Elgin St, Sydenham, Christchurch
That declared and out of the way, I want to acknowledge the passion and energy of this young team – Christopher Penny (owner/manager) and Sam Stewart and the people alongside and around them have established a fantastic operation – the food (and I am paying my full share – they can’t afford favours!) has been consistently fresh, tasty, well-presented and an adventure. The coffee has been smooth and good with no bitter edge (well done Switch, well done baristas!), and the surroundings, while echoing a little at this early stage of their development, are very pleasant with a nice comfortable homely retro feel.
We have encouraged many friends and church-folk to try it out and they have all reported that they loved the food and coffee and service (I am going to talk to the management about a ‘being a promoter’ discount one day).
Sydenham is bustling and the addition of this fine little cafe on Elgin Street near The Columbo mall and Academy movie theatre is fantastic.
well, the headline is one of those media exaggerations, but yesterday my daughter Hana screened on an UK TV programme when they panned the camera around a flower market… she is back in NZ now but was caught out shopping… Griff our dog spotted it…
I wrote the following by way of apology to a meeting:
I am in the middle of a dental calamity (a two-toothed gap) and am finding it hard to say some of my favourite words like ‘existence’ ‘presbyterians’ ‘spaciousness’ ‘spirit’ ‘stewart’ ‘species’ ‘Jesus’ ‘shiraz’ ‘sex’ etc.
I fear I will only make a nuisance (another troublesome word!) of myself (another) if I tried to be useful (yep, one more) at the meeting, and I don’t look as sartorial (another) as I might either!
Please accept my apology for not being at the meeting – I should be repaired on Tuesday next!
The letter after ‘R’ is trouble