Hundertwasser toilet bloack in Kawakawa New Zealand

An artistic toilet block on the tourist trail in New Zealand captures our imagination

The Hundertwasser Toilets are one of the most bizarre toilet blocks I think I’ve ever seen. We missed them the first time.   We drove back up the street and there they were, how on earth had we missed them? Bright, colourful, artistic and brilliant!  Maybe the hundreds of motorcyclists riding up and down the street had something to do…

Waihi Train Station in New Zealand

This is not a kitchen sink, it’s a…..!

The Hundertwasser Toilets were bizarre toilets but this one in Waihi just made us laugh out loud! I talked about the artistic Hundertwasser toilets in my previous Travel Tuesday (or maybe that should be Toilet Tuesday) post. I hasten to add that these Men’s toilets in Waihi were not in anyway artistic, quite the opposite in fact,  but they did make us…

An ancient old tree on the Frome River

That time when the bride wore white and so did the groom!

Weathering life As the Mathematician and I celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary, I thought back to how we’ve weathered life along the way. We both started out in our brilliant white outfits and haven’t looked back. I had been considering writing a post to offer advice to newly marrieds, my daughter among them, but I decided I don’t have any…

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Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #106

Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #106 You are more than welcome to share a link to your family friendly posts by clicking on the blue inlinkz frog (look for this link  towards the bottom of this post) and then add your post’s URL. What exactly is the Blogger’s Pit Stop?  I have been asked this by a few people who…

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Come and join us at Blogger’s Pit Stop #105

Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #105 – our first for 2018! You are more than welcome to share a link to your family friendly posts by clicking on the blue inlinkz frog (look for this link towards the bottom of this post) and adding your post’s URL. What exactly is the Blogger’s Pit Stop?  I have been asked this by…

Beach at Christmas time

A Sentence a Day for December: A time for celebrations

December – in a Sentence a Day I can’t believe I’ve now been linking up my monthly Sentence a Day posts for six months. I’m well and truly hooked on doing them! In case you missed the earlier ones you, you can find them here: June, July , August, September, October and November I’m part of a group of bloggers from around the world who all link…

Focus is my word for 2018

How to focus on what you actually want to achieve

Or my alternative title to this post….here’s a few F words to start the New Year off with a bang! It’s not the words you may immediately think of, but it just so happens that most of my words below start with F! Instead of making (and ultimately breaking) resolutions for the New Year, I’ve joined a growing tribe of people…

Just married!

2017 – the stats don’t lie!

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”  Mark Twain Thoughts of a Destination Wedding by the Mother of the Bride, was my most read post for 2017. Did you see it? I’ll try not to make this one of those boring over the top posts highlighting a list of my top posts for 2017 but I can’t make any promises…

Our retirement home at Hobbiton New Zealand

Guest Post Series: Reflections on My First Year of Retirement

Holiday Greetings to you all from the Land Down Under! Donna at Retirement Reflections kindly invited me to be a guest in her ‘Sundays at Six’ series and gave me free rein as to what I could write about. Donna has many interesting bloggers join her in her series and it’s great reading what everyone is up to in their various…

Sue's marathon finish

Sizzling at 60 – Meet Sue!

Recently I have enjoyed hosting a few guests on my blog as part of my People of Interest feature where I share interesting people with you my interesting readers. I have been posting these every Tuesday over the past few months. I believe everyone has a story to tell.  It’s true, everyone has a story and sometimes we just have to…