My Photos, New Zealand, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

This memorial which is located in Devonport, on the North Shore of Auckland, is the work of Frank Lynch. Frank was an ex-digger. He has described the work as an ANZAC digger ready to leave Gallipoli who is saluting his dead friends by taking off his hat. This figure has become known as 'the untidy… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors

I have been a bit off the radar lately. Please don't think I don't still want to visit your just has a way of getting in the way...I will try to catch up soon !!! Having trouble just blogging these days ! I want to celebrate something wonderful that happened here in New Zealand… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Rainbow Colors

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Celebrate love…where ever it is found !

On Saturday I headed to Auckland. The Daughter was performing in a water ballet titled Swan Song. I was delighted when I discovered earlier in the week that a parade was being held in Auckland that afternoon, and The Daughter, as well as a friend who was also up from Katikati and I headed to… Continue reading Celebrate love…where ever it is found !

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Photo Challenge: Thursday’s Windows — Week 13

Sandra Conner’s Thursday Windows is upon us again. I thought I'd show two sides of Christmas today. St Paul's Catholic Church in Takapuna in Auckland is a beautiful building with gorgeous windows. The while I was at last weekend's Santa Parade I spotted this guy peering out at the world. He looks sad to me.… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Thursday’s Windows — Week 13

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Throw Back – Thursday’s Windows

I have been waiting to use this since I got back from Auckland. This window blew my mind. I kept thinking of what a nightmare it would be to keep clean. Sandra Conner has some lovely Christmas windows for you to check out.

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Can you spot my baby among these bathing beauties ???

I sure did !!!! The Daughter is scheduled to perform at the Auckland Fringe Festival. The Wet Hot Beauties are doing SWAN SONG. And they are trying to raise the money needed for the performance. PledgeMe is a crowdsourcing site that you can visit and donate if you think they are worth it. Sadly those… Continue reading Can you spot my baby among these bathing beauties ???

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CBBH Photo Challenge: Blue

"This month´s CBBH Photo Challenge is leaving me feeling anything but BLUE – because I just love the colour!" is what Marianne has to say about her monthly challenge and I find myself heartily in agreement. So here are my blues !!!! Traveling home from Auckland last weekend I stopped in the Karangake Gorge. I… Continue reading CBBH Photo Challenge: Blue

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Day 6 of NaNoWriMo

Well you may be asking how it is all going. I had to take the weekend off to wizz up to Auckland...which provided lots of photo taking opportunities. It also provided a chance to get dressed up. Gilly tells me I should make the following photo my gravatar - instead of [as she very politely… Continue reading Day 6 of NaNoWriMo

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Sunday Post: Wonderful

The most wonderful thing to me is LOVE. The love of a parent for a child, the love we share with our fur babies, our friends, and for what we do in our lives. On Saturday I attended a friend's son's wedding. I have known him for what seems like forever. Watched him grow, and… Continue reading Sunday Post: Wonderful