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, today Globalhousesitterx2 became Life at No.22.   My social media accounts such as Pinterest, Instagram will still be known as Globalhousesitterx2 until I work out how to do the change successfully. Hopefully, this won't prove to be confusing to everyone including me!! … Continue reading A Pen, Paper and my Imagination

Life at No.22, 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!

Housesitting in France, Life of adventure

A Ceramic Market in Auvillar

Looking through my draft folder as most bloggers do.  What do you know, a write up that should have been posted a month or two ago. Here is the post on Auvillar in Autumn.  Better late than never, so they say. A small break from unpacking and all those tedious chores associated with moving into… Continue reading A Ceramic Market in Auvillar

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

The PAVLOVA Palaver

What do you mean its an Aussie Christmas treat? Come on, we all know it originated from New Zealand. Or did it? Our next door neighbour, Australia and us [New Zealanders] have had, shall we say, a tendency to take "the Mikey" out of each other since little Adam was conceived.  Our not so serious… Continue reading The PAVLOVA Palaver

Life at No.22, New Zealand

Are you SunSmart?

Most of you will be familiar with the Sun Smart jingle Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. Would you believe that most of you ignore it?  It seems that us Kiwis' slip, slop, slap and wrap knowledge is slipping away. Every year ninety-thousand people are diagnosed, and five hundred die of skin cancer. New Zealand has the highest skin… Continue reading Are you SunSmart?