They say ripples are made by those reckless enough to jump into the ocean, and having never brewed before we came to Dunedin, we can relate to that.
But more and more, we've come to think ripples are made by those reckless enough to swim outside the flags.
We see it when people venture up the laneway and we hear it when they strike up conversation for the first time.
It's what we hoped for, a place you can chat without shouting and meet new people at just the friendly wag of a dog tail.
WB Yeats may've romanticised these moments of connection when he said "There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't met" but watching these ripples really is magic.
And it's really, really encouraging when our only advertising is word of mouth.
Paul & Karen