Monday, 28 October 2013
While out and about today around Mangawhai I decided to snap some photos of the wonderful colour in people gardens. Because Mangawhai is a coastal town the plants/trees etc are especially for sand & difficult conditions. I think they look awesome!
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Today the teens and I got stuck into the outdoors and ventured out to a nearby walking track called The Tanekaha Trek right here in Mangawhai Heads. This is my brother in law with them, my sister and I were the ones taking photos.
There are two tracks you can take - we took the difficult one which all up was about 80 mins and leads to a large waterfall. There were lots of ups and downs - plenty of exercise to be had.
Along the way there were lots of little waterfalls, native trees & plants plus a stream which ran beside the trail.
We were all very tired by the end of it but it certainly was a perfect day for it.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
My daughter and I drove out to Kaiwaka this morning to check out a few of the shops. One of them was closed strangely enough on this Saturday morning Labour weekend and the other was Buy The Way which sells exquisite clothing - daughter tried on a few dresses that suited her because of her age that she was happy with. Do check it out, it's rather a surprise :-)
Friday, 25 October 2013
I drove past the Mangawhai Beach Primary School yesterday morning and noticed these colourful scarecrows on the school fence. Think the pupils made them for their Ag Day which is coming up.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Found this one on of of my camera's memory cards from last Spring. It's the Omaha coastline. Quite amazing when I look at it cos I can see Rangitoto Island in the background and the Mahurangi Coastline behind it. Love!
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Friday, 18 October 2013
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
A while ago the teens and I ate dinner at Lyall's Cafe in Omaha - they make lovely pub/cafe style food. Fish n chips, hotdogs, burgers, desserts etc made in a lovely atmosphere with a lovely view of Omaha beach.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
The teens went for our weekly cafe visit this morning, this time we tried a local place called "harvest cafe" here in Mangawhai Heads. They renovated the place a while back, it's taken us until now to go and check it out. Last time we went was quite some time ago for dinner. They seem to have fixed it up in a retro type of way with ornaments, chairs, tables, signs etc. Coffee and hot chips were just as good and were a welcome treat on this rainy Spring day!
Monday, 7 October 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
This is my brother in law Tom. The teens and I plus my parents were invited to his & my sister's house for dinner. What a treat. Matzo ball soup for an entree, Squid & King Prawns with Orzo & steamed Watercress for dinner - yum!
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
If you want something fattening for lunch welcome to these takeaways in Wellsford where you can buy all sorts of fried food including Bacon n Egg Burgers (as the sign says). Not my type of food thankfully...
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Youngster's throwing pebbles in the water at Mangawhai Estuary tonight. It's been a cracker Spring day here - very warm.
Just after Christmas we took my parents to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds , now that they have the museum there the whole place has grown quite...
I discovered something quirky on my travels recently. About 15 minutes out of town I spotted this tree, looks ordinary right? Well on closer...
Yesterday we drove past Rawene to visit Northland's boulders. Koutu Boulders are located in the Hokianga region and are only accessible...
This week's mural is one I found on our last visit to MOTAT. According to information found from the Auckland City Council , this parti...