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Day Trip to Oxford Township

Went for a drive to Oxford today. Oxford is a town that I once thought of moving to many years ago, but the rush hour commute every weekday on the long, straight Tram Road drive didn’t appeal.

Map showing the direction of Oxford town from Christchurch city

My work setup in recent years has become rather flexible, and possibly remain flexible for the foreseeable future, so I’ve been wondering about semi-rural living again. After all, it’s always been the semi-rural lifestyle that I find attractive in New Zealand, and one of the reasons I wanted to move here.

Internet connectivity is important to me, so naturally I’ve done a Speedtest… this is just one test, on a Sunday, and in my opinion, a decent result on a budget-oriented telco. This is testing against the 2degrees Christchurch location, which I’m expecting to be the nearest server to test against.

Speedtest to 2degrees Christchurch from Oxford town centre

Anyway, we ended our walkabout of Oxford with a delicious glass of iced chocolate and a gluten-free carrot cake.

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Christchurch City Walkabout

Another lovely day to be out for a walk in #Ōtautahi #Christchurch #Aotearoa #NewZealand. Not usually a fan of savoury muffins but apparently is a must when at @c1espresso.

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Christchurch City Walkabout

The sun has finally emerged after having disappeared for almost two weeks. The walkabout in town is pretty much a given! Apparently we did just around 13,000 steps today, but I’m sure that the calories consumed balanced that out.

Here’s some pictures taken today (with the rainy photo taken a few days ago). All taken with the new-to-me Samsung Galaxy Note 9. I’m actually pretty impressed with output of the camera. After years of super saturated outputs, I’m glad that Samsung had toned this down somewhat.

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Christchurch City Walkabout

Nothing beats a lovely walkabout in the city when the sun is out in Christchurch, especially when the city is a mere 45-60 minutes walk away – combining exercise and sightseeing is nice 🙂 Apparently we did almost 12,000 steps!

There’s also a trendy new eatery place that’s opened called The Welder. It’s established in a block of repurposed industrial buildings (something that’s very popular these days for that naturally rough, industrial look). I feel so old when I go in – everyone seems to be so trendy and hip in there! Even the food’s pretty trendy… carrot muffin with some sort of homemade hummus and spinach topping (I think… can’t remember now!), and the hot chocolate had some sort of spice sprinking (I think it’s cinnamon).