Walks

Hiking Mt Eliza Mine Loop

My day started with much anticipation, it was due to a nagging thought "Am I fit enough?". "Only time will tell", I repeatedly told myself as I was driven towards the Wairoa River parking area to meet up with other fellow hikers. Once they arrived, we then headed off towards south of Katikati then to… Continue reading Hiking Mt Eliza Mine Loop

Postcards

Postcards from Italy

Who doesn't enjoy Italy for its food, the wine, the long warm sultry nights during summer, the outside dining atmosphere, the history and the abundance of my favourite tree, the Olive? Well, for us it is one country we have visited on more than one occasion, and we were to be heading there this year… Continue reading Postcards from Italy

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Walks

The Climb up Mount Maunganui [Mauao]

It had to be done. I have been telling myself I needed another exercise challenge. Especially now that me and my new tramping boots are rediscovering the New Zealand bush and my leg muscles. Time to take the Mount on once again and make it a regular thing. That is the theory! Whether it is… Continue reading The Climb up Mount Maunganui [Mauao]

Musings of ordinary life, New Zealand

Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Summer's here!  Down in the depths of the Southern Hemisphere, that is. Yes, I know not the most profound statement to be made on this blog.  Though we usually do sing out quite loudly even from rooftops most years when the month changes from December to January and then February.  As the temperatures on land… Continue reading Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand

Musings of ordinary life, New Zealand

Waitangi Day

We, New Zealanders are not always known to feel comfortable singing our praises.  Though there's one day a year when it's not just acceptable, we are expected, to do just that. February 6 this year marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). This "special" day is… Continue reading Waitangi Day