2016, Auckland, Travel

24 Things To Do In Auckland

Having come back from holiday and having a couple of weeks of school holiday left, I thought I would compile a list of things to do in Auckland.

I scoured about 4 or 5 different travel websites and read through the many things they suggested to be done in Auckland, many of these things are free, and took the ones I thought would be most important and interesting to do.
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#NaBloPoMo15, Auckland, photo spotlight

Photography Spotlight #13 Mountains/ Volcanoes

This is the 13th Photography spotlight, This week’s theme is Mountains/ Volcanoes. Here in Auckland we have a lot of volcanoes (about 40 I think) and they are spread all over the city. I wanted to share some of them with you today. I know not everyone can take pictures of volcanoes so that’s why it’s mountains as well.

crater view
Mt Eden crater
one tree hill volcano
One Tree Hill

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I’ll share my favourites in a roundup post,

Let’s get snap happy!!!

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#12 Diwali

#11 Alphabet

#2 The Sea

#1 colourful

National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015
Auckland, backpacking, Journal

The View From The top

On a sunny-ish day, last week, a Monday to be precise. We took a trip up the Sky tower in Auckland to see the view from the top. I have done this a couple of times before in different cities (Sydney and Melbourne)  and really enjoy looking at the city from so high up. I wanted to go at sunset so we would get the best of the city in both daylight and darkness but He wasn’t going to wait till that late at night to go. Continue reading “The View From The top”

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Auckland, NaBloPoMo15, Room 28

In Room 28 Week 3 – Little Red Riding Hood

This week, Monday was a public holiday so we had the day off. Then on Friday i had an induction day so my class was split. So not as much learning has gone on as I would have hoped. We were basing it around the little red riding hood story. We have watched a whole range of video’s on You Tube.

We used a variety of activities from this wonderful set by 123 homeschool 4 me. You can download a whole set of worksheets for a range of skills including fine motor skills, ordering and maths.

We have used the cutting practise sheets, story sequencing sheet, size ordering sheet and the continuing a pattern sheet.

I have done a LOT of testing as well this week to get it all done before my reports are due in next week. Hopefully, now that is out of the way we can get on to some really great learning, rather than me setting tasks they can do without my supervision so I can test children.

Pictures to come later on in the week.

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Auckland, Tea and Cakes

Tea and cake Tuesday

I know that I haven’t done one of these for a while but I didn’t feel like I had anything worth sharing.  I wanted this to be a chance to share my cake creations.

So I baked some very yummy cinnamon swirl buns the other day. I found the recipe here at Live Craft Eat.
I was very impressed with how they turned out (especially as I’m not very good at reading the recipe before doing anything and managed to mess it up).

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A Wandering Woman’s Travels

Auckland, Books, Journal, Travel

Bookshelves

The thing i miss most when travelling is that neat line of books upon a shelf, books i am waiting to read, ones i love and my current reading. I seem to be a book hoarder. I can find a pile of books anywhere i go. Recently i have moved from a hostel back into a shared house. Up until now my to be read (TBR) pile has been getting in the way, taking up space on top of the chest of drawers in our room.

In the way TBR books

Flicking through a magazine at work i noticed super cheap, small book cases we can use as bedside tables from Warehouse. I headed over after work and got us two.

bookcase
A home for a brew, my books and journal

Now my books (and my morning/evening cuppa) have a home.

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Auckland, New Zealand, Travel

Escape Masters

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Today we spent an hour locked in a room trying to escape before the zombies got in and attacked us.
No I haven’t gone mad. Honest.
We entered into the world of escape masters, a new group activity to complete with your friends. All you have to do is find and solve the problems in a locked room in 50 minutes, we did it in 42. There is a range of scenarios (aliens, zombies and gangster attacks to name a few) to try out at 4 difficulty levels easy, medium, hard and extra hard. You get three chances to get help from your support staff member, we only needed one clue.

If you enjoy puzzles and ever watched crystal maze you’ll enjoy becoming an escape master. We did!!! A great hour spent on a Sunday afternoon at a reasonable price, well worth it!

Find out more HERE  or on Facebook.