My Life & Times

Summer Vibes

January 31, 2022 // 8 Comments

This summer in Auckland has been one of the best I can remember, waking up to clear blue skies (with the odd cloud appearing every now and then); with light winds whipping [...]

Tulip Talk

September 17, 2021 // 6 Comments

Never one for having green fingers, but after reading the NZ magazine Haven which made it sound pretty simple to grow some tulips; I thought I would give it a go. My friend [...]

Our dear friend(s)

July 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

There is not much to say, that hasn’t already been discussed when it comes to our new and dear friend named Covid-19.  We all wish they hadn’t turned up [...]

My love of …

May 29, 2018 // 4 Comments

This may sound strange to those that have not tried them…. but I am so in love with this particular item, I have decided to let you all know what it is – so you [...]

Hawkes Bay Delights

November 14, 2016 // 4 Comments

There is nothing better than getting away for the weekend and seeing parts of your own country never seen before.  With this in mind, my friend and I decided to visit Hawkes [...]

Run Helen Run

September 27, 2016 // 6 Comments

  I made a pact with myself in 2013 that I would run a different half marathon every year. It may have sounded a good idea at the time; but the way my body is feeling [...]