Sunday, October 9, 2011

YUM!!!

One of the quaint things about New Zealand is the little corner markets, usually called dairies.  Sprinkled throughout suburban neighborhoods, they are right out of the 40s, 50s and/or 60s.  It looks like way-back-when, people decided to build a little 'convenience' store onto the front of their houses, where a front yard would be.  So they live in the back and have a little business in the front.  Must have been before zoning codes.  Yes, NZ has very modern grocery stores,  just like you'd see in the States, but also these cute little reminders of years gone by. 


And most always these little stores advertise Tip Top ice cream.   Unfortunately, (for our waistlines),  we have discovered that NZ ice cream is delicious, so whenever we are on a Saturday drive, we find a dairy and stop for a double scoop.  They have strange and unusual flavors here.  Two of our favorites are Hokey Pokey and Gold Rush.  I think I've gained 10 pounds!!!      

7 comments:

Sandra said...

my eyes zeroed in on the two double cones.... YUM

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Santa in his sleigh enjoys this ice cream also. Looks like he is parked up top all year long. I saw Christmas stuff on the shelves in WalMart last week. Unbelievable.

Robin said...

Karen, great shot! Love the HDR effect. It really adds to the shot!

Snapper II said...

What a fantastic trip. You have documented it well with your photos. Thanks for sharing.

darlin said...

I love this shop, it's so nostalgic. Very nice capture Karen! Never mind about the few extra pounds, they'll melt away when you're home and there's not such easy access to this delicious ice cream.

janc@mac.com said...

I especially love the giant ice cream cones Jeff is holding. That says something about what's for sale inside.

tusen said...

Thanks for the trip to NZ!