Share Your World – 22nd March 2019

I am falling a bit behind this week, I plead illness, which means I probably have more time on my hands, but I have either been sleeping of binge-watching Netflix (watched all of The Order), and some movies. Just cannot seem to be able to concentrate, yesterday and today have been a bit better, so…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 14

Woke this morning to grey skies and drizzle, a good day to stay inside, but you do what you have to do while on holiday. Thankfully a very helpful lady at iSite (Tourism Office) managed to find us two tickets to the Weta Basic Studio tour, which we were very happy to have. We drove…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 13

We woke up early grabbed a coffee and headed out, really not much to do in this part of the world, headed over to Palmerston North to see The Old Brickworks, pretty uninspiring after the Cement Works the other week. Stopped at Opiki Toll Bridge (or what is left of it). So we continued onto…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 12

After spending the night in the worst hotel, so hot and stuffy and noisy, no hot water to speak of so we gave up and left this little hell hole and quickly drove to Mata Mata and the Hobbiton Movie Set. We did this last time and we still loved it, although we did not…

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Tuesday’s Textures

I spent most of last week feeling miserable and trying to sit and concentrate on anything was difficult, so I took this image (Lake Taupo, NZ) and just played with it, I adored the Monotone image, the calmness of the water and I simply made it a little more painterly. ~ Julz, xo

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 11

Due to complete exhaustion from the previous day or so we had a bit of a sleep in (I think I slept something like 11 hours!) and left Rotorua for Taupo. We briefly stopped at Huka Falls, honestly not very pretty there was a LOT of water going over, but brown and muddy and did…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 10

This time we were off to visit another Geo Thermal area, also near Rotorua (the area is full of them), this time it was Wai Mangu, it is more expensive and not quite the drawcard tourist wise as Wai-O-Tapu for a few very obvious reasons; the cost (triple the price, plus the optional boat cruise),…

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Monday’s Musings

I have been a little quiet of late, our first week back from New Zealand was spent catching up with friends, family, washing and photos! Then…I got hit with Shingles! At first, I thought it was a bug bite, then an allergic reaction, by the third day I knew it was something worse and went…

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Regular Random – Mother & Pup

I have a full post coming up on an amazing day at Cape Palliser, but you will have to be patient, but I was editing these images and thought I would share just a tiny snippet with you. It was cold, wet and windy as we drove to Cape Palliser lighthouse on a whim, I…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 9

Day 9 we finally got to revisit Wai-O-Tapu thermal pools, this location is in part a driving force to getting us back to New Zealand, our last trip we had a brisk 45-minute walk and only managed the first track (There are three). See the pics from our first visit here We woke to a…

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