. . . include this beautifully carved fantail made from native kauri. All it needed was a bit of polish.
And this fabulous 'Big Book of Machines' . . .
I'm a bit partial to 1960s and 70s illustrations. I mean check out these tractors . . .
And these 'machines on the moon' . . .
I also got a tonne of clothing.
The main reason for going to Dunedin for our Grown Up Conversation was to visit our dear friend Vanessa, who is one part of Two Squirrels. She and her partner Warren had two amazing shops in Christchurch which just didn't survive the earthquakes. They relocated down south and set up Two Squirrels in Milton.
Now they're embarking on new adventures and this was our last chance to catch the shop before it closes. On the negative - no more Two Squirrels in Milton. On the positive, they're going online AND hitting the road in Basil (their retro caravan) to do the market circuit.
I wear a lot of dead lady clothing, as I like to call it. And most of it (certainly all the best bits) have come from Vanessa. This visit I picked up a truly magnificent polyester mini-skirt suit to add to my wardrobe. No, it is not to everyone's taste - it's 'rebuild orange', as we call it in Christchurch, and yes, I do look a bit like a road cone. But I love it. And there's no way I will be accidentally run over while wearing it.