Day 24: Reminisce. Oh and Merry Christmas!

Wow.  I made it to day 24!   The past month has made me realise how many great things there are to do, that help contribute to positive health and wellbeing. Sometimes people think you need to be doing something big, showy or expensive to have a great experience.  This is not true at all.  A lot…

Day 21: Think about your word of the year

According to The Public Address the word of the year is Jacindamania, with the runner up #metoo. Other notable mentions are “fiscal hole”, “Metiria”, “let’s do this”, “te reo”, “covfefe” (one of my faves), and “alternative facts’.  Yes, politics well and truly dominated and influenced our vocabulary this year! So here’s my challenge for you…

Day 20: Be nurtured by nature

The task is simple.  Step outside and find some trees, bushes, flowers and water around you.  Wander around allow your senses to to take over.  Remember how amazing it feels. Below are some photos from my quick wander around Albert Park today. #xmascountdown2017  From 1-24 December I will blog daily suggestions with tips and advice on…

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 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 4: Check out FREE live music

Every summer, Auckland Council puts on a series of free outdoor gigs in different locations in Auckland.  I have been attending these for many years and love the variety of the acts.  In the past I have listened to jazz, reggae, rock, classical, swing, pop, acoustic… the list goes on. Depending on your mood, you…