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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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Recent Orchid Additions

There’s been a couple of new orchid additions to the household recently. It’s amazing how there always seem to be enough room for orchids here… Geoff loves all sorts of orchids, and I personally find Paphiopedilums irresistible 🙂

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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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Winter Sunset in Ōtautahi / Karaitiana Christchurch

I love walking through Hagley Park when the sky isn’t pouring down with rain. Here’s some lovely photos that I’ve taken with my cellphone on my way home.

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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.