Monday, April 14, 2014

Bounce and Beyond

The best place to keep everyone happy!  The boys were having fun bouncing all over the place while I enjoyed some quiet time over a cuppa and gossips.  Blessed!

Friday, April 11, 2014

OOTD: S k y b l u e

Featuring: Glassons cardigan, CUE patent leather belt and skirt, Marc Jacobs clutch

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Friday night out

The Sky tower was beaming rainbow colours in support for child cancer foundation, so beautiful we must have it captured.  We thought.  And a quick visit to McCafe to end the night.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Family road trip - Coromandel

There, a big ticked on my list.  TICKED!

It was a short overnight road trip, meant to be an introduction to Coromandel.  We know it has a lot to offer but we will have to save it till next time.  The main feature of Coromandel Peninsula is no doubt the Cathedral Cove – made famous by The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian.  It is accessible via 45 minutes walkway or a boat tour.  We did neither but I vowed to do it next time.  We were only admiring it’s beauty from afar.

Then the Hot Water Beach.  As with its name, it is hot!  Just bring your spade and dig yourself a big hot spring to dip into, but only when the tide is low.  And again, we missed it.  We were too early.  Never mind.  Always next time!

I suppose the highlight of this trip was our lunch at Coromandel Mussel Kitchen, well known for their super fresh mussels.  And…IT WAS AWESOME!

The only souvenirs Rick and I brought back from this trip was a whole day of motion sickness.  Yeah, winding road overdosed! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Family road trip - Paeroa & Waihi

While my in-laws were here, we headed east for a weekend getaway, stopping in Paeroa and Waihi en route to Coromandel Peninsula.  

It was a quick photo stop at Paeroa.  Nothing much to see in this small town apart from the big L&P bottle.  Paeroa is where the L&P (Lemon & Paeroa) soft drink is originated.  It is a rather popular soft drink here in NZ although I thought it smells a bit like dish washing liquid may be due to the lemon :P

 Punky punk!

 Cheeky little monkey

Then another 30 minute drive, we arrived into Waihi, notable for its history of over 100 years of gold and silver mining, and still in operation at present day.

Awww.....cheeky little miner

The beautiful Coromandel will be up next :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Rainbow's End

The last time I visited this theme park was like…..when I was 18 with some high school mates!  Now I am back bringing my little man and the big man.  The park has since changed quite substantially with many new rides added including a new area designated for kids under 8 called Kids Kingdom.  We had a go at a few rides with AJ in the main park, but he was more interested in the Kids Kingdom.  Oh well, what can I say, he is well under 8!  LOL.  Having said that, some rides in there require adult’s company so we still had some fun.  Just fun no adrenaline rush.

There was an extremely short moment where I was tempted to hop on Fear Fall, but that thought was killed almost instantly.  I tried once in Gold Coast as a challenge to myself then.  Thank God I came down walking with both legs.  This time, I am just too old for it.  I worried my soul and body may get separated as soon as it falls.  LOL.  I love my life too much to take that plunge.  Way too much.