Monday 31 December 2018

New Zealand

Two days ago we arrived home after a fantastic holiday in New Zealand. Here are a few pics of some highlights: an early morning run in Auckland (above).
A visit to Hobbiton:

Walking in an ancient forest:

Sightseeing in Napier, a city full of art deco buildings and street art - what more could you wish for? (they also have jacarandas!)

And last but not least, spending a few days near majestic Mount Ruapehu, hiking and moutainbiking in Tongariro National Park:

I brought my Happy Whirl shawl and got quite a few rows done. This project is nearing its end!

We also did two parkruns in New Zealand, which brought my total this year to 30, and overall to 40!

With only two hours to go here in Queensland until the start of 2019, I would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Sunday 16 December 2018


Last weekend I was in Melbourne, where my youngest son and his partner competed at the Australian Dancesport Championship. They did very well and came home with two trophies and lots of medals. A great end of their first year of dancing together!

On my way to parkrun in Albert Park on Saturday morning I spotted some brilliant street art in Yarra Place (more pics on the photo blog):

At the park the view over the lake with the city in the background was beautiful:

I brought the Happy Whirl project with me to Melbourne and even managed to crochet a few rows. The purple is starting to appear now:

Back at home I've also been working on the Sea Breeze Cover Up:

School holidays have started here in Queensland, and on Wednesday we are flying to New Zealand for a holiday on the North Island. Very exciting! There will be one more post on the blog before the end of the year, so stay tuned...