Australia, Community, History & Traditions

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.

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Architecture, Community

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

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Interislander Ferry ride from Hell..no wait, Wellington….. Travel Tuesday

The Interislander Ferry from Wellington to Picton, New Zealand, takes you from the bottom of the North Island to the tip of the South across New Zealand's Cook Strait,and is notorious for its rough crossings, and this one did not disappoint.

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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

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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

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New Zealand – Wandering around Whitby

What is there to do in Whitby?Following on from my last post about New Zealand, and the three divisions of Whitby, which you can find here, it was quite apparent this stronghold of middle income suburbia was not without other attractions, mostly for me, it was found in the natural beauty of the area. Coniferous… Continue reading New Zealand – Wandering around Whitby

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The Middle of Middle Earth – New Zealand

Windy Wellington is what they call it, for good reason. Although a stunning day was served up for our afternoon arrival, the evening and next day had weather forecasts predicting 130km/hr winds northerly gale. Well, Wellington is the only capital city located in the 'Roaring Forties', so it is hardly surprising.