Tuesday’s Textures

Still playing with some images from our trip, and probably will be for a while, found this little guy and his friend at Gumdiggers Park, NZ ~ Julz, xo   Advertisements

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 5

Today we drove to Paihia (pronounced Paheeha), we were booked on a Cruise out of the Bay to see some Dolphins and The Hole in The Rock, as well as Cape Brett Lighthouse and of course the coastline. We grabbed a coffee (best we have had the entire trip) and wandered the harbour, while we…

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Regular Random – Raspberry Friand

Let’s take a small break from the New Zealand trip, shall we? I felt like I had been holed up on the PC for days, sorting through photos and writing blogs posts, so I decided to go run a few errands, I picked myself up a yummy Raspberry Friand for my afternoon tea, and decided…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 4

We woke super early for the 4-hour drive to Cape Reinga, stopped for a coffee and a quick bite to eat in Kawakawa, and then drove straight through to the lighthouse. The funny thing about Kawakawa, is we knew next to nothing about its history and charm, it was only after we left we were…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 3

Day 3 dawned bright and sunny, barely any clouds and we headed out to the Bay of Islands (approx 90min drive). Stopped at Historical Waipu Cove – It was founded in the mid-19th century by Scottish settlers from Nova Scotia, led by the charismatic preacher Norman McLeod. Facing economic hardship in Canada, the group went…

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Auckland’s Domain Winter Garden

I mentioned yesterday about showing some more flowers from this wonderful spot, so here they are… You can see and read more about this wonderful Auckland Garden [here]. Will be back shortly with day 3… ~ Julz

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 2

We woke early, eager to be off on our adventures, our first stop was Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill, so named for the lone tree that used to be on top, now removed due to concerns with public safety (why do they do that?). It is a big climb, rather steep. For some silly…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

One thing I did while on our big NZ Adventure was collect textures; sand, rock, plants, walls – all sorts of things and I will hope to eventually create some fabulous new texture packs. So while I was going through some of my photos I decided to have a break and a little bit of…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 1

The first and the last day of most overseas adventures are often not very exciting – This post, sadly for some of you, won’t be much different – we spent most of the day getting from Point A to Point B, but still, our journey would not be complete without it. Day 1 We left…

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Monday’s Musings…

Holidays are so nice, but they do have their downside…by the time we arrived on our own doorstep on Saturday, we got warmly greeted by animals and daughter (who had been looking after, all six, and was glad to hand them all back!), we had a coffee (Honestly I could not get lactose free in…

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