Sign of the times

Boy does time fly… It’s been over a month since my last post and so much has happened in that time! To cut a long story short, I have transitioned into a new organisation (will blog about this soon) and have had little time to write, but thankfully I had the urge and desire to…

Travel Diaries: Wonderful Copenhagen

This week I went back to work, so I’ve been slow to finish off the travel diaries from my recent trip!  But better later than never, right? Copenhagen Be still my beating heart… As Denmark’s cool Capital city, Copenhagen is my idea of perfection; gorgeous and green, clean air, lovely old buildings, an effective transport…

I ♥ Humans of South Auckland

JOY.  Finding out you are expecting your own baby after years of fostering children. SORROW.  Wishing you spent more time with your dad before he passed away. RESILIENCE.  Coping with teasing and taunts, and turning them into poetic ambition. URGENCY.  Making every previous moment count with a sickly child. PRIDE.  Embracing your faith and empowering…

A ship named Pearl

  Last year I blogged about my experience cruising through the Pacific Ocean.  What I totally forgot about was the poem I wrote during my cruise and I stumbled across it today.  I wrote a limerick containing 20(!) verses, all describing the cruise ship journey.  It was amazing to see how easy and natural it…

Day 19: Track down some street art

I love art in all it’s subjective glory.  How lucky are we to be surrounded by a symphony of colours, shapes, symbol and images.  Art is now so accessible that it truly has moved beyond the confines of galleries and house walls. There is a plethora of street art in Auckland that I encourage you…

Day 9: Do the b&w photo challenge

Day 1/7 7 days, 7 B&W photos of your life. No people no explanation. I nominate anyone reading this to do the challenge too. #xmascountdown2017  From 1-24 December I will blog daily suggestions with tips and advice on awesome things to do, see or experience during the festive season.  The summer also represents a perfect opportunity…

Day 7: Visit the Corban Estate Arts Centre

Set on the site of the historic winery buildings, the Corban Estate Arts Centre is a great place to explore art and the surrounding park-like grounds. CEAC is home to artist studios, galleries and exhibitions, art classes for adults and youth and children, a well-stocked gift shop, and their very own cafe. I visited CEAC…

Day 6: Enter the Pleasuredome

Don’t you want me, baby?  Don’t you want me, ohh!!!!! If that is the cry from the Pleasuredome, then they need not worry.  This 80s themed and inspired show is totally appreciated by audiences, in fact the season has been extended right up until the 23rd of December. So is it worth all the hype? …

Day 3: Get creative with chalk

This weekend I went down to the Coromandel to celebrate my twin nephews birthdays.  With the assistance of their dad and older sister, they drew some fantastic shapes and drawings on the driveway using coloured chalk.  It looked so effective when peering down from upstairs and it totally brought a smile to my face! I had…