History, Life at No.22, New Zealand

NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection

A few days ago was the 126th celebration of women in New Zealand achieving the right to vote. It was also my first week back volunteering at The Elms/Te Papa for a few months. I tend to arrive early to enjoy a walk around the gardens and familiarise myself before any visitors are welcomed in.… Continue reading NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

After been fed and caffeinated, it was time to hit the road. We departed Port Douglas bright and chirpy, not unlike the numerous birds that have serenaded us each morning and most of our daylight hours. We were now heading up further on the windy coast road and have the added bonus of a short… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Every time we go away, I do wonder how on earth we will settle back into "normality'. To a slower pace of life.  Well, compared to the "busy life" of being on the move travelling and exploring every day. Each time it happens all too quickly, with clothes unpacked, washing machine on, fridge stocked with… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Visual Storyteller Series

A Visual Storyteller #2

Hi everyone, Here's a wee post until I gather together my thoughts and photographs about our trip.  Look forward to catching up with you all and your blogs in the next few days. Until then. Some folk execute it with words, that come alive the moment you turn that first page of their book. While… Continue reading A Visual Storyteller #2

Australia, Travel

Off for an Aussie Walkabout

Gidday Mates, After much debate with myself, I decided to take a break from blogging while we are tripping about in Northern Queensland. There are a few reasons why I thought it wouldn't be a great idea. Firstly, the WIFI will be either the fastest ever or non-existent. Secondly, I am on driving duty and… Continue reading Off for an Aussie Walkabout

Walks

The Taupo Half Marathon

I love a good challenge! What other reason do I need to become fitter and rid myself of excess energy? If the truth is told, there are a few. The most delightful reason is the surge of endorphins from getting out and about exercising. Be warned achieving goals and becoming fitter is addictive. Not least… Continue reading The Taupo Half Marathon

Art Galleries, New Zealand

Tauranga Art Gallery

Wanting a breath of fresh air and a stroll, I quickly change into more appropriate clothing, jeans with jacket, boots and head out the door before the weather changes once again. With no planned direction whatsoever, I turn left. After a block or two, I decide to visit a favourite haunt, the local Art Gallery.… Continue reading Tauranga Art Gallery