Christmas Traditions Around the World

It may not be a Sunday for a Sunday still, but nevertheless, it is Holiday decorations! Whilst touring New Zealand, I was invited to Diane's house in Wellington, which, I have to say, was like walking into a Department's store, albeit without price tags. She LOVES Christmas decorating and had no less than 15 trees in her house. It was beautifully done, and tasteful, but bordered just a tad on the obsessive! But what a nice obsession! Dianne collects a gold coin donation from those who visit and the money raised is solely for charity. So it's all for a good cause.

Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

Around this time 6 years ago I was walking in Wellington, New Zealand A light shower greeted me this morning so the day started with an indoor activity hunting down a friend’s family history at the library. To our surprise we found a connection with our own family… is everyone in New Zealand related in … Continue reading Te Papa, Beach and Wind Walk

One Trip EVERY Month Challenge – Eastbourne, New Zealand

Having just had a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, I am glad that I visited New Zealand before New year and not after. Technically, within the last month thus meeting the requirements of East of Malaga's New Challenge: One Trip Every Month, which you will find here. January - Eastbourne ferry from Wellington -a 30 minute trip … Continue reading One Trip EVERY Month Challenge – Eastbourne, New Zealand

New Zealand – Oriental Bay

It is said that you can't beat Wellington on a good day, and really, you can't. The beach and harbour-side is so accessible from the city, it is ridiculous. Croc Bikes at Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand Oriental Bay, Wellington You can choose to stroll along the 3 km or so promenade, relax by sitting … Continue reading New Zealand – Oriental Bay