Piha Beach

Hey everyone. Readers, bloggers and foodies alike. I am ready for the new year, and feel refreshed and energised after my 2 week break from blogging. Hope all of you had a special and wonderful festive season. Here in New Zealand our little town was mostly empty and most people went away on holiday. You…

Matauri Bay

After our visit to the Makana Confections, we visited Matauri Bay. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches we have visited. The water is clear blue, it’s so clean and the view from the top is spectacular. We had so much fun, we were looking forward to dinner, all the playing and running in the…

Makana Confections Boutique Chocolate Factory

While in Kerikeri on our 2nd day of exploring, we visited the Makan Confections, Boutique Chocolate Factory. There Chocolate are devine, and you can also order online. They are a bit on the pricey side, but it2really delicious my favourite is the Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch and the Brittle. In the Makana Confections, Boutique Chocolate…

Krismis in Kerikeri

It’s so lovely that my husband is off with us and the kids for the holiday season. We get to do the things we love and explore the places we want to, where we don’t always get time to do it. We have great friends who lives up North is Kerikeri. Just before Christmas we…

Orewa Beach

After our outing to the Beach House Eatery for lunch, we went down to the beach for a little walk. It’s a lovely beach and was also packed with lots of holiday goers. We enjoyed it so much. After the beach, we drove home and the kids passed out too. Our day was packed full,…

Beach House Eatery

After our Snowplanet visit, it was lunch time and we decided to head to the beach, a Restaurant on the beach. The food is devine! Me and my husband had the fish of the day with veggies and tartar sauce, our toddler had some nuggets and chips. The place was packed and quite busy. We…

Snowplanet

We visited Snowplanet today. It is located in Silverdale, Auckland. It was packed full of kids and families having a fun time. I must say snow is not my thing, but it was lovely to take our kids there even though they are too small still. You can rent boots, jackets and mittens at Snowplanet….

Ernie’s Reserve

It was a lovely, sunny Sunday today. We decided to head to Ernie’s Reserve just 5 minutes drive away from our house. Our toddler enjoyed it so much. There were so many ducks and a duck pond. A lovely field of green grass stretching miles, lots of trees and a walking trail. We saw lots…

Hamilton Zoo

We visited Hamilton Zoo a few weeks ago, the enclosures of the animals are big, there are lots of areas to walk and there are monkeys, tigers, parrots, rhinos, giraffes and lots more animals to see. We had lunch at the zoo, after our walk, looking at all the animals. The zoo is lovely and…

Rotorua & Taupo Roadtrip Part 2

On Sunday we drove to Taupo. Before we stopped for some brunch, we stopped at the lookout point, and wow the view is beautiful in Taupo! We had some brunch around 11am at CafĂ© Baku, it was so delicious! I had some french toast with bacon, maple syrup and cinnamon. My husband had a full…