Tag Archives: holidays

Jan 6th, 2012

Fingal Bay

The week before Christmas we took ourselves off for four nights in a cabin at Fingal Bay, the forecast was for wet and dreary so we packed card and board games and lots of dvds. We did indeed play those games and watch dvds but we also managed swims at the beach and in the […]

Jan 2nd, 2012

Melbourne miscellany

We hopped on a plane between Christmas and New Year for a quick trip to Melbourne to see the Melbourne Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The impetus behind this piece of extravagance was that Geoffrey Rush was playing the role of Lady Bracknell and that just seemed way too fabulous to […]

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


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! […]