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Books, My Photos, New Zealand

Hairy Maclary and friends.

Dame Lynley Dodd  is quite a hero to New Zealanders and I suspect to children and grown-ups everywhere who have had the incredible pleasure of reading her Hairy Maclary books. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7xlK4yfmeo Recently in Tauranga an outdoor exhibition opened of sculptures of some of her most beloved characters. I went to see them and fell in… Continue reading Hairy Maclary and friends.

My Photos, New Zealand, Travel, Travel Theme

Travel Theme: Statues

For more Statues...visit Ailsa's Travel Theme for this week.

My Photos, New Zealand

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B&W Photography, My Photos, New Zealand, Travel

Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge : Bridges

Now that I am back I am busy trying to catch up with everyone...and check out all that happened during my absence. Over at Sonel's Corner there is a weekly black and white photography challenge which sounds like fun. So this week's theme is...da da da da...Bridges.1.  (Engineering / Civil Engineering) a structure that spans… Continue reading Black and White Weekly Photo Challenge : Bridges

My Photos, New Zealand, Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Last week I spent the afternoon out on Tauranga Harbour. As we toured around we came close to a landslip that occurred a couple of years ago. I couldn't imagine how the family felt as they looked out from above at the damage done to their property. I couldn't actually take a shot 'from above',… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Books, New Zealand

A Dash of Reality

What do you get when you combine a sporting franchise run by an egotistical bozo that is feeling the economic downturn, a female billboard model on the verge of getting fired, and a reality TV show? A Dash of Reality. Tauranga based author Lee Murray’s newest book comes under the ‘chic-lit’ heading. So I opened… Continue reading A Dash of Reality

My Photos, New Zealand, People

Survivors – The Relay For Life.

I have been thinking about lately. Yes I do think occasionally. About how we take it for granted we will have time to do the things we want...later. Too often we let it slide past us without making each second count. Yesterday I spent the afternoon with two gorgeous ladies at an event in Tauranga… Continue reading Survivors – The Relay For Life.

Animals, My Photos, New Zealand, People, Travel

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water made me very happy when I saw it as I get to show off one of my most favourite places in the world. Waihi Beach. The surf was up - they ended up closing the beach. I ended up in hospital that night with suspected sunburn to my eyes. Possibly… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

My Photos, New Zealand, Travel, Travel Theme

Travel Theme: Festive

Ailsa has more great links to view at her Travel Theme: Festive this week.