Celebrity Solstice my favorite ship

Back many years ago, the idea of cruising didn’t appeal to me at all.  Why spend all the time confined to a ship?  How boring. My first cruise experience on Star Virgo was so many years ago.  I just tagged along with a group of other friends and they did all the bookings and arrangements. …

A day trip to Raglan

The weather has been so nice this long Easter Weekend.  Thank you, Sun. ☀️ We took the opportunity to visit beautiful Raglan on a day trip. Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline.  Known for its bohemian atmosphere, the idyllically coastal town is just slightly over 2…

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…

Life’s a breeze … when you cruise

I bet not many will agree that ‘life’s a breeze’. It definitely isn’t but when you take a cruise, in the open sea,  life’s a breeze indeed. We sailed Aqua class on Celebrity Solstice and love it to bits.  You get to put your feet up and lay on a heated bed in full view…

A rejuvenating trip – Wanaka & Queenstown

We are so blessed living in New Zealand with the most breathtaking sceneries and fresh air. THIS BLOG IS FULL OF PICTURES.  A picture speaks a thousand words. THIS BLOG IS FULL OF LINKS, leading you to the places of interests. My favourite places to unwind are the ever popular Queenstown which is a top…

Brunch @ Arrowtown

Arrowtown is a historic former gold mining town, rich in heritage and one of the South Island’s and New Zealand’s, iconic visitor destinations.  This is a must visit when you are in Queenstown and you’d be taken back in time.  With its unique ambience, the historic downtown area offers a sophisticated range of fine clothing stores, art…

Place in the world

I’m back to where I belong. Love the water and this pool so much.  A pool that I had been swimming in since I was a kid in school. The Sarawak Club was first established in 1876 and is reputedly one of the oldest private membership clubs in the whole of Malaysia. It was set…

Off to Wairakei for a hot soak

Yesterday, we took a trip out of town to Taupo,  the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, flanked by stunning mountain ranges, national parks, native forests and home to the largest fresh water lake in Australasia.  Once a while, for rejuvenation, we get out of the norm and see places around our beautiful country. There are…