First up I have a genuine Kina's Nest. Kina, for overseas visitors is the Maori name for the sea urchin.
This weekend gone was the Annual Jazz and Blues Festival in the Bay of Islands. Unfortunately due the lead guitarist having a broken finger we had to pull out, but it was a great opportunity to see all the bands we could (there were about 50), without having to rush between venues ourselves.
The weather was a bit drizzly, so it didn't make for good photos, but the atmosphere was great, and there was a good crowd this year.
|love the shoes|
|loved these two, especially his high kicks!|
We stopped in at Ipipiri Art Gallery in Paihia, where there was a great painting display by Patricia Macdonald, but also these amazing little fairyscapes by Sheree Wagener. I can't get an image on here but will link to the gallery's flyer here - go have a look at the extraordinary detail. Even the men were fascinated.