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

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

New Zealand

A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine

A fascinating slice of this region's history came nearly a century after the gold miners and decades after the bushmen who felled the kauri that once stood tall in the rainforests of the rugged Coromandel Range. It was time for the hippies to move in and the beginning of a thriving artistic community. Why would… Continue reading A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine

Life at No.22, New Zealand

The Fabulous Feijoa

It is a small oval and bluish green fruit, and it plops down on most kiwi back lawns.   Delectable and very unique to Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Although not a native,  and unfortunately only really grows in the North Island though it could be said it's loved and celebrated nationwide. True fans of this delicious fruit await… Continue reading The Fabulous Feijoa

City Life, Life at No.22, New Zealand

5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin

We had the pleasure of having five grand days in Dunedin (Otepoti), it wasn't so much to re-explore as it was to visit friends who were soon off on another overseas adventure housesitting.  Though when one of them is a tour guide, we had the opportunity of having a knowledgable local guide to show us… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Visit Dunedin