Category: adventure

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…

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…

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…

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…

Melanie from The Wandering Darlings

What happens when you have a spectacular daughter out there?

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 what happens when you have…

Snorkelling selfie while in Fiji for a destination wedding

What makes the delightful Birthday Girl interesting?

It’s time to hear from the Birthday Girl – yes that would be me! I’ve enjoyed featuring lots of interesting people here in my series of interesting people but as today is a very special day for me, I have decided to ask myself the 10 questions I usually ask my guest hosts to answer. Everyone has a story to tell.…

A travel bloggers trip the North Island of New Zealand

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

 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 up our posts using the…

Cycling to Peyto Lake

An awesome travel blogger who will blow your mind!

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 have to ask questions to…