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?

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

Life at No.22, Musings

Do you Donate to Charity Shops?

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?

Food at the heart of a culture, Life at No.22, New Zealand

Eat like a local: Kai with Soul

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

England, Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

The fog is lifting,  flowers are blooming,  birds are twittering, the sun is shining,  windows are opening, with people wondering.  Has Springtime finally arrived?    BLUEBELLS The beauty of a field or clumps of flowers. Is a feast for sore eyes when for years we had the opportunity to wander around the countryside of the… Continue reading A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

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

Housesitting in New Zealand, Life at No.22

The Iconic Kiwi Bach

By the seashore is where we were for a month ending just last week. And we were also bachsitting. Housesitting is what we have been occupying ourselves for the last few years, and we thought why not carry it on in New Zealand.  And we did.  Well, our last assignment just happened to be very… Continue reading The Iconic Kiwi Bach