Archive for: Family & Parenting

Jan 30th, 2011

Sundays in My City – Last day of the summer holidays

Hosted by Unknown Mami We started off with a lazy morning and a very late brunch, Adam cooked onion and bacon omelette with grilled tomato and mushrooms. Then we did a little bit of tidying up and hung two loads of washing out in the sunshine. Next up was a game of Munchkin, I won […]

Jan 28th, 2011

Friday Fragments

Hosted by Mrs4444. Friday fragments, all the bits and bobs from the week gone by that are rattling around inside my head. Far too noisy! Better get them out via the keyboard and plonk them down here instead. When I met up with the lovely Penny in Auckland she had a beautiful gift for me. […]

Jan 24th, 2011

All good things must come to an end

After our beautiful day at Ocean Beach I was a little on the frazzled side and declined to make a return visit the next day, instead I stayed at the house and played Star Munchkin with David while Adam took Tom and Caitlin back to the beach. Emma, James and William went off for an […]

Jan 21st, 2011

Photographic Fragments from Whangarei Heads

(That title is far more alliterative than it looks, the “Wh” is pronounced “F”) We have just come back from five fabulous nights with the McFadgen family in a beach holiday house near Whangarei Heads. We met up with Emma, James and William at Orewa Beach for lunch on Sunday and then made our way […]

Jan 16th, 2011

Rotorua

On our first morning in Rotorua we drove to Matamata and joined a bus tour out to The Shire. Yes, that Shire, Hobbiton, which is all set up and just about ready for filming to begin. It looks absolutely fantastic and if you’re anywhere within reach of the place you HAVE to go see it! […]

Jan 15th, 2011

Further adventures in photo-taking

Wednesday morning saw us packing up in a scramble to check out and make it by the skin of our teeth to join a half-day Lord of the Rings tour. Our tour guide was full of fabulous stories to tell because the lucky bugger had worked pretty much full-time as an extra and doing other […]