Guest Post Series: Reflections on My First Year of Retirement

Our retirement home at Hobbiton New Zealand

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 …

What happens when you have a spectacular daughter out there?

Melanie from The Wandering Darlings

It's time to meet one of my favourite bloggers, Melanie from The Wandering Darlings.  I must declare, she also just happens to be my eldest daughter 🙂 Welcome to another edition of People of Interest where I get to share some interesting people with you, my interesting readers. I post these on Tuesdays. And that's …

Come and join the fun at Blogger’s Pit Stop #104

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Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #104 - our last for this year! You are more than welcome to share a link to your family friendly posts by clicking on the blue frog halfway down the post on the left.  The more the merrier! We encourage you to visit others too and leave a comment …

I’ve read 40+ books in 2017!

Flying, reading and tea - three of my favourite things

I've just been updating my Books Page and am pleased to see I have managed to read 43 books so far this year. I'm still reading a few but will have them finished by the end of the month. Here's my complete list of what I've read:  Books in 2017 I set myself a challenge of …

Come and join the fun at Blogger’s Pit Stop #103

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Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #103 You are more than welcome to share a link to your family friendly posts by clicking on the blue frog halfway down the post on the left.  The more the merrier! We encourage you to visit others too and leave a comment to let them know how much …

A Sentence a Day for November: Adventures in New Zealand’s North Island

A travel bloggers trip the North Island of New Zealand

 November - in a Sentence a Day Halfway through this year I joined some wonderful bloggers from around the world, for the Sentence a Day writing challenge, (you can find links here to my posts for June, July , August, September and October posts) and it seems like I'm now hooked on doing these monthly Sentence a Day posts! We all link …

An awesome travel blogger who will blow your mind!

Cycling to Peyto Lake

As I have enjoyed being a guest blogger a number of times, I decided to start a feature on my blog and share some interesting people with you my interesting readers. I post these every Tuesday. Everyone has a story to tell. Yes, even you! It's true, everyone has a story and sometimes we just …

What you need to know to cycle the beautiful Hauraki RT for the first time

karangahake gorge bridge 2

My husband and I are keen bike riders and Rail Trail enthusiasts and we take every opportunity to get out and about, seeing the countryside while riding our bikes.  Our little town has finally started building it's very own Rail Trail and we are heavily involved in the project. In November 2016 we travelled with …

Blogger’s Pit Stop #102

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Welcome to the Blogger’s Pit Stop #102 You are more than welcome to share a link to your family friendly posts by clicking on the blue frog halfway down the post on the left. We encourage you to visit others too and leave a comment to let them know how much you enjoyed reading their …