Monday, 19 September 2016

No such thing as a free lunch!

Great day to stop in at the park for lunch with some hot chips and boom, the word was out, it didn't take long before we weren't alone.

Funny how seagulls just know, if you stop in at a park, you will come with food and hang around until you get comfortable at a bench, fold out that parcel and are happy to wait!. 

 You got a spare chip Sir!...

Yum, don't mind if I do!

'this one was so shy'


Friday, 16 September 2016

Who doesn't love 'Lighthouses'

Manukau Heads Lighthouse

So here I am, at Manukau Heads, Awhitu Peninsula, Auckland NZ.

What a beautiful day to visit this sweet little lighthouse, views for miles, wildlife enjoying the peace and quiet on a picture perfect day.

We spent the best part of an hour looking for land-marks beyond this peninsula. We could identified exactly where the airport was!, that was easy, every two minutes an International Flight would amid straight for us!.

Yep, Auckland City was also out there in the distance.

We had some beautiful Maui Dolphin's swim by, there
was a great viewing platform from the lookout point, they were just enjoying there day like us.

I've got this thing going on, on my face-book page, #FindMeFriday it's fun, it's making me aware of my world around me. My partner reminds me, well, where are we heading to this week for your Fridays Pic, it's making quite an impression on this household, even have my daughters friends ask her, 'what's her Mum up to this week!', kind of cool actually.

Educational for some, remember-able for others. It's great when people comment to my photos and take a guess where I could be. No prize, just be first at getting it right, simply a 'Well Done, Congratulations' from me, try your luck again next week #FindMeFriday. 

Awhitu Peninsula
Look...that's me up there!

Easy hill with few steps to the top, phew!

Worlds rarest marine mammal, the 'Maui Dolphin'

Monday, 12 September 2016

'Conservation Week'

Okay, its 'Conservation Week' in the Bay of Plenty, we are going to finally crack down on these dog owners who, for years have abused signs that have been in place at the Mount Maunganui beach for years. As you can see, clearly, over due!! In respect for the little 'blue penguin' its about damn time.

Roadies Rule

Lets take a break!

 Just do it, the weekend is coming folks, so let's get ready now! I love an idea thrown together at the last minute, don't wait to plan more excuses, just do it!.

Chilly-bin filled with refreshments✅ tent ✅ & sleeping bags(& soft pillows)✅ chucked in the boot or in our case, the tray of the truck and head off .

 Better if you have a destination point to camp out under the stars ( like we did ) but sometimes it's fun too simply wing it and take a chance on the weather! What could happen is some fun memories to cherish, a road trip to remember. Cheap way to have some down time, a chance to return home refreshed.
 Who's with me?
#Fun / #Adventure / #Livingthedream

Saturday, 3 September 2016

In Remembrance on 'Fathers Day'

I Miss You Dad.
28 years gone and I still miss you,
Why couldn't you wait to meet your granddaughter, you only had 3mths to wait!
The family has grown with more grandchildren ( and great grandchildren) that will never know you like I did, but they have learnt to understand you are missed so very much every day.
 Happy Fathers Day to my beautiful Dad.