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

The Everlasting Sandwich

As you know, it is the prime picnic season here in New Zealand. Even though it is Autumn our temperatures are still screaming "summertime". Remember my post about picnics? If not, here it is; Cake Crumbs and Beach Sand. Well, this got me thinking about the good old common sandwich. Which would be a delight… Continue reading The Everlasting Sandwich

Life at No.22, New Zealand

The Value of Volunteering

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare Volunteering is something I have done throughout my life for various reasons. At the present time, the question I needed to answer was; "What was I going to do with myself now that we weren't… Continue reading The Value of Volunteering

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]

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

What’s the Hot Topic in New Zealand this week?

Weather of course! Every one of you thought it was the folk from the United Kingdom that talked more about the changeable weather.  Didn't you?  I beg to differ. Us down here in New Zealand we usually experience a few hot days, then back down to a shall we say "a more inviting temperature".  Then… Continue reading What’s the Hot Topic in New Zealand this week?

Life at No.22, New Zealand, Walks

A Walk around Mt Maunganui [Mauao]

The day started with grand ambitions to scale a Mountain, she's a reasonable size towering an impressive 231 metres skywards. These were changed when darkening skies were forming right behind us as we headed towards the start of our walk. Thoughts of a less wet ending to this story might occur if I went around… Continue reading A Walk around Mt Maunganui [Mauao]

Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Pen, Paper and my Imagination

Today, there is a bit of action happening on my blog. Firstly, Globalhousesitterx2 became Life at No.22. Regards to the new title it seems more fitting description at this stage of our lives. As we are no longer travelling fulltime and are now spending more time in New Zealand. Though we are still holding onto… Continue reading A Pen, Paper and my Imagination

Life at No.22, Musings, New Zealand

Hello, 2019 – We CANcer vive!

Time to celebrate the arrival of a New Year by turning the last digit to 9.  With the chance of another day, week, month and another year.  In which most of us will get an opportunity for a fresh start in 2019. This coming year will be strides apart from our usual years of past. … Continue reading Hello, 2019 – We CANcer vive!