A day of sculptures

Looking for a day trip out of Auckland? We spent last Sunday doing two Sculptures trails at Snells Beach and Matakana, an hour’s drive north of Auckland. Started the day with a sumptuous lunch at The Glass House, the spectacular home of Brick Bay Wines and gateway to the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail. Brick Bay…

Sunday market & walk

The weather was nice today although it drizzled a bit during midday. We visited the Takapuna market, one of the busiest and most diverse markets in Auckland.  Probably spent too much time looking at the odds and ends.  Thankfully, still managed to grab some vegetables as the stallholders were about to close.  I sure love markets…

Taste of Auckland 2018

Taste of Auckland (first held in 2009) is one of my favourite annual events.  Last week our calendar was full, with Sam Smith’s concert and the Taste of Auckland happening at the same time. This year, Taste of Auckland was held at the Cloud and Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf along Auckland’s waterfront. This event is…

Diwali celebration in Auckland 2018

The Auckland Diwali Festival takes its inspiration from Diwali or Deepavali (row of lamps), an important and ancient Indian festival celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world. Colloquially known as ‘The Festival of Lights’, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. Thousands of…

Happy Sunday

A day out to the beach without my four legged baby. 🐶 It was a Happy Sunday for the big and small, young and old. Then home to our four-legged baby.🐶

Owls

I love owls. I have an owl as my door stopper, owls on display in my lounge. Now in Auckland, we have 46 giant owls popped up around town.  They are scattered all over the place.  I haven’t yet got the chance to check out each and every one of them but thanks to friends, I now have…

Another Color Run

Fancy having to pay to walk or run. Well, it was a self motivation, an awakening really that I, a night owl could wake up so early to make sure my money did not go to waste.  In fact, most of it was wasted as I bought four tickets and only two of us went. It…

Croatian Harvest Celebration

Rise and shine. The sun was shining brightly even though Joseph Parker failed to win in the fight against Anthony Joshua early yesterday morning. For his Kiwi fans, some had their own battle to contend with before the fight even kicked off – church or boxing. No, I did not wake up in time to watch…