Day 13: Be inspired through real stories

Have you heard of the Auckland Humanity Project? If not, then I’m mighty glad that you’re reading this now! The Auckland Humanity Project features videos of Aucklanders responding to a single question.  The responses are shared via their Facebook page and other digital channels.  According to their website: together your experiences tell a bigger story and…

Day 10: Find some quirky decorations

The festive season is synonymous with bright coloured decorations, tinsel, lights and ornaments.  Whilst conventional and traditional looks great, there is always room to add a dash of the unusual to attract attention and a few laughs! Last year I managed to pick up some ‘Summer Santas’ from Countdown for only a few dollars each. …

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 5: Get wet!

  We are so lucky to live on an island in the South Pacific.  We have easy access to beaches and waterways and usually do not have to drive far to access water.  Given the dry spell we’ve been experiencing lately, a planned or spontaneous trip to the beach is a must!  Just remember to…

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…