Saturday, 8 May 2021

Belmont street view


 In between Bayswater and Devonport in Auckland is the suburb of Belmont, which means "good view or hill" from a farm estate of the same name  that was subdivided in 1885. It's a popular area to live in due to a well known high school "Takapuna Grammar" being nearby. I snapped this street photo while we were in town briefly on our holiday when B popped into one of the shops in this photo.

This week has been pretty full for me. I've ended up giving notice at the garden centre that I work weekends in. I've been working since I was 16 when I left high school and most of the jobs I've held have required me to work either a Saturday or a Sunday or both so I'd kind of like to see what having weekends off is like. I've decided to instead work 4 days during the week with my support work Tuesday to Friday instead which will mean a bit more money too. But I'm ready for change.

Linking up with The Weekend Roundup and  Weekend Reflections.

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

I like this view.

Tigger said...

Good luck with the new vocation. I too have worked since i was 16. Although on call for weekends the last 20 or so years i have seldom had to give up much more than a few hours of any weekend. It does get wearing though doesn't it, never completely switching off from work.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Getting a weekend back! You won't know what's hit you!

Amy said...

I know, right but I'm looking forward to it.

Amy said...

It's not a new vocation, I've been working 2 part time jobs for the last year or so but I'll be doing the support work full time so I'm looking forward to it :-)

At Home In New Zealand said...

Best of luck with going full-time in support work. Seems that a lot of people are crying out for help these days - I know a woman who does it part-time and she is always busy.

Tom said...

...SWEET STREET SCENE, there are SO brands that are international. Amy, enjoy a SPECIAL weekend.

local alien said...

I was excited just seeing that NZ Dairy. No Hairy Mclarey though.
Good luck with your new routine

bill burke said...

Good luck in your new support work.

Jim said...

I like your street scene, I hope their transaction is okay. I've visited Aukland, spent a day there. It is a nice town.
When I was 19 I had three jobs, full time in a factory, part time parking cars, and another on Saturday nights stuffing inserts into the Sunday news papers.
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Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Good street scene. Stay safe and have a great week ahead

Iris Flavia said...

Like the pic, guess, it warmed up!! Short clothes here soon, too!
We were lucky. Never had to work on weekends, neither Hubby, nor I.
Dunno about NZ but here everything apart from restaurants and some bakeries Sundays is closed. So you really - dumb as it is - have a real "time-out".

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