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?
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
Who goes camping in January?
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?
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
We all know today's modern mantra, is to reduce, reuse and recycle. The rippling effect of that usually means frequenting a charity shop is high on the agenda for many folks. If the charity shop I work in is anything to go by. We are very busy with incoming goods and with hopefully satisfied bargain hunters… Continue reading Do you Donate to Charity Shops?
Ahhh, food. It is a subject dear to many people's hearts and souls. Especially mine! It brings people together in wonderous and in not so jolly times. Perhaps one feijoa ice-cream at a time. Let me share with you a few snippets about just a few old-style local kai [food] that seems to be still… Continue reading Eat like a local: Kai with Soul