Jeremy Baker

Mōrena Pōneke. #mōrena #atamārie #pōneke #evast #hannahslaneway

That green light, we want it. #pōneke #mōrena #morning #light

Morning light in Te Aro parkMorning light in Te Aro parkMorning light in Te Aro parkMorning light in Pōneke

Today Pōneke was sublime #pōneke #wellington #sun #light #sublime

View along Cable St towards Tākina convention centreTākina convention centreView of the Rowing Club and buildings beyondSeaside kina sculpture and buildings beyondMajestic centre in evening lightCuba Stree Bucket FountainGhzunee Street with purple skyFloriditas building on Cuba Street

Riding into the future. #wellington #pōneke #cycling #trees #sublight

Two cyclists on Willis St Wellington. Sunlight through trees. Blue sky on a winters day.

Two cyclists on Willis St Wellington. Sunlight through trees. Blue sky on a winters day.

Ngāi Tukairangi Trust Tukituki orchard

Amazing solar-powered elevated mobile orchard pruning and picking platforms #horticulture #orchard #apples #innovation #foodandfibre #ngaitukairangitrust #aotearoa

Mobile elevated picking platform between  espaliered apple trees

Huge benefits for worker comfort and safety, speed of work, and - frankly - fun! #worksafe #worksmart #workfun #noladders

Coffee stop in Waipukurau #raodtrip #coffee #waipukurau #aotearoa

coffee window at Waipukurau train station

Lazy Sunday afternoon

After a very busy family weekend, it’s nice just to relax and do very little.

Bill on a beach. #billhastings #beach #sun #walk #loveofmylife

Extremely good looking man in a red shirt and jacket walking on a sunny beach.

Today’s harvest. #limes #feijoas #onefig

Basket of limes, feijoas and a solitary fig.

A truly fabulous family occasion - the Twins 80th birthday. Gathering at a sunny seaside deck and garden, a feast of food, and the 80 year old twin sisters opening gifts.

#family #gathering #feast #food #coast #sun #sea #beach #kāpiti #aotearoa #80th #80thbirthday

Collage of 80th birthday photos, including many people on a sun seaside deck and garden, a feast of food and the 80 year old twin sisters opening gifts.

And then the sun came out … #winter #sun #beach #batch #family #kāpiti #coast #cards #deck #80th #80thbirthday

Collage of sunlit views on a coastal deck, including a group of people playing cards

Family winter swimming madness! #beach #swim #winter #family #freezing #kāpiti #80th #80thbirthday

Group of mad people preparing to swim in the cold seaGroup of mad people swimming in the cold sea

Aunty Jo and Fred comedy duo #bakers #barrs #luffs #twins #80th #80thbirthday

laughing Jo and Fred

Family craziness has begun! #bakers #barrs #luffs #twins #80th #80thbirthday

family antics ft. 80 year old twin sisters

Kāpiti coast, Raumati #beach #coast #kāpiti #raumati #family

view of the south Kāpiti coast looking south. mixed blue sky and white clouds

Figs, Figs, Feijoas and Limes. The bounty of Hōkio.

Cut red figs, a collection of figs, feijoas and limes

Mōrena.

Even on the hard days, keep at it.

Early morning gym photo in a mirror with a weight rack in the foreground

Queenstown, early morning run 🏃‍♂️

view of Queenstown inner harbour in early morning darkness

Fairlight Station and homestead, Southland. Wonderful visit to talk about their all female shepherds internship programme.

gate sign at Fairlight Station craggy peak behind homestead station homestead

Garston, Southland. Visiting Garston Hops, the southernmost hops growers in Aotearoa.

view of mountains from Garston evening sun on hills

Poached feijoas #feijoas #poached #preserves

jars of poached feijoas

Finished reading: Lie With Me by Philippe Besson 📚

A gloriously written story of hidden first love in 1980s provincial France, reminding us of the loss, pain and wasted opportunities created by social oppression. The final pages pack an incredible punch that will stay with me for a very long time.

The fact I was a teenager in this time period and had lived in France only a few years earlier deepened the impact on me significantly. Philippe Besson is incredible.

Candlelit study #candle #books #study #library

Stacks of books and notebook illuminated by a candle.

Ottolenghi birthday feast

Ottolenghi birthday feast at Hōkio prepared by Andrew and Alec #hōkio #hokiobeach #feast #birthday #friends #dinner #delicious

Dishes: • Tomatoes with sumac onions and pine nuts • Brussel sprouts with burnt butter and black garlic • Sweet potato in tomato, lime and cardamom sauce • Lime and coconut potato gratin • Curried carrot mash with brown butter

Collage of Ottolenghi dishes

Chill’n in the garden #hōkio #hokiobeach #garden #chill #chilling #palms #weekend #tunes

pillows on the deck under the dappled light of palm trees