Life at No.22, Musings

Have you heard of Frocks on Bikes?

For me, it has been a recent discovery and a pleasant discovery I might add. Having a flow-on effect, with motivation to clean up my bike that has been sitting in our apartment block shed for quite a few months.  Very neglected though still loved just not very often during the colder months. I have… Continue reading Have you heard of Frocks on Bikes?

Australia, Travel

A Historic Village in Herberton

Queensland Roadtrip Part 6 Within 16 acres outside of Herberton is where vintage Australia comes alive as their pioneers climb out of the history books.  The village puts the fun back into history with a nature trail incorporating houses and machinery. The grounds have around 60 lovingly restored period buildings, including the 130-year-old Elderslie House… Continue reading A Historic Village in Herberton


Mellowing Yellows of Autumn Past

Sunday Stills challenge this week - Yellow Autumn or Leaves As you know down here in Aotearoa/New Zealand it is Spring, for those involved with Sunday Stills it is all about Autumn with an emphasis on Yellow. It just so happens that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. Looking out my window viewing the… Continue reading Mellowing Yellows of Autumn Past

Visual Storyteller Series

A Visual Storyteller #4 – Silence Please

Hi everyone, Quiet moments are precious. With the inclusion of photographs I have for a change, inserted a wee poem. Some folk execute it with words, that come alive the moment you turn that first page of their book. While others share it via sound effects to make you gasp in delight as you wait… Continue reading A Visual Storyteller #4 – Silence Please

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Road Trips

Follow the Golden Weather to Takaka

There is another place aside from the Bay of Plenty where the sunshine hours are plentiful with brown sugar coloured sand beaches.  Which makes this a hotspot for most visitors and locals heading to the Nelson area in Aotearoa.   If you have a steadfast soul and are a lover of walks, you get to discover… Continue reading Follow the Golden Weather to Takaka

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Blissful days in Ball Bay

Queensland Roadtrip Pt6 What a fun name, we thought.  It tickled our fancy and ignited that playfulness side of us. We came across Ball Bay as we were searching for an idyllic place to relax for a few days.  Luckily for us, we had found that perfect place. It's always a relief to have a… Continue reading Blissful days in Ball Bay


The Funeral of the Former Year

#SundayStills This week's challenge, "Birthday". Most of us see this occasion leaning towards more of a form of jubilation and celebration. A certain gentleman and poet, Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 / London / England) thought otherwise. Pope's poem to his friend Martha Blount knows that birthdays are melancholy for many.… Continue reading The Funeral of the Former Year