New Zealand, Road Trips

It’s Summer – Let’s go for a Roadie to Taranaki

January requires a more concentrated organisation if we are to celebrate our birthdays in style. This year was to be no exception with a smidgen of luxury and not a tent in sight. Though it would not involve an overseas destination. It would involve a slice of New Zealand paradise. Our Country. Our Tūrangawaewae - Our… Continue reading It’s Summer – Let’s go for a Roadie to Taranaki

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Road Trips

Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Recently we had the experience of staying in a place that was once a grand 19th-century hotel.  Which sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking the Waitomo Caves. It does sound very posh doesn't it, well, as it so happens the Queen's head once lay on a fluffed up pillow on the first floor, during late… Continue reading Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?

Life at No.22, Walks

An Architectural Experience in NZ

Most of us automatically start thinking cathedrals, usually on a grand scale or the visual eye-catcher of a modern museum when architectural design is mentioned.   Let me be honest, I took for granted we would have many more years together to reexplore Architectural Wonders of the World while housesitting.  Then I thought does Architecture have… Continue reading An Architectural Experience in NZ