Charity is big business today so how does a charity stand out? With all these charities and good causes how do you choose one? Once you have do you have any idea what your money is really spent on? In the last 2 months since arriving in New Zealand we have bought ginger bread horses... Continue Reading →
Espresso Coffee School
Bumped into this little hole in the wall between meetings. Planned on doing another post but loved this little place so thought I'd strike whilst the iron was hot. It's just a little place on Swanson Street, only got 2 tables inside one of which is an old school desk. Clearly most people will just... Continue Reading →
Bonnie Brae Reserve
Our local reserve isn't likely to be on peoples' list of places to visit in Auckland but we like it. Don't know why but it seems that in Auckland (maybe all of New Zealand) that parks are called reserves, there is often an area that it is wilder and maybe that's the reason for the... Continue Reading →
A lovely little local café. Hidden down Meadowbank Road towards the train station is a small row of shops that is fairly nondescript, even if it does house our local fish & chip takeaway. Cozying up at the end of the row is Citrus Cafe. It's a place that I have walked past quite a... Continue Reading →
Auckland Shorts – Fridges
Quick gardening update and some other thoughts from the land of the long white cloud. Reading back, they are short shorts this time. Gardening Update We have flowers on our strawberry plants, just need some bees to do some pollinating! Walk in fridges In Singapore they have wall in fridges at garden centres for the... Continue Reading →
Took the kids to Auckland museum today and had a good time, perhaps I should have kept it for a rainy day. As we live out east getting there was really easy in the car. The signposts are small but if you have had a quick look at the map before setting off they're enough... Continue Reading →
What is ALS?
I don't know and you're not going to find a definition here, obviously you can Google it or look on Wikipedia if you want the details. I already know more just by getting those links for you such as it's also know as MND, or at least a type of it. Let's be honest most of... Continue Reading →
Dads get helping out at home
So there's research that shows that girls aspire to higher jobs if dad helps out at home. So time to help out if you weren't before. Not claiming to be any kind of hero but been doing some of the meals and I'll put up some of the meals on here.
When you land in a new city one of the things that starts out a fun but quickly becomes a hassle is finding somewhere to live. You'd think that it would be the same process the world over, but no, each place has its own idiosyncrasies. In Hong Kong because of the small size of... Continue Reading →
Rocket Ship Park
One of the iconic parks in Auckland for a long time and still standing tall. The rocket ship climbing frame its self is labelled as the 3rd so clearly this place has been around a bit but can't find much history on it from the internet. Really wanted to get there as soon as I saw... Continue Reading →