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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2016, Blogging, Life, Travel

Still alive

So, I know I have been absent for some time but I needed a break.

 

I had a very hectic month in December what with the end of school, being ill and then going away over Xmas. I am back though and feeling better refreshed and have lots of things to share.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year?

hello alex

#NaBloPoMo15, 2015, Blogging, Life, NaBloPoMo15

My Top 8 Great Blog Reads

Looking for a good read, Check out some of these.

  1. Vicky FlipFlop Travels – Sziget Festival – Some excellent on site info about this music festival. I went a couple of years back and really enjoyed it, we didn’t camp, but the atmosphere is awesome. I look forward to hearing more about the festival in coming posts.
  2. So obsessed with – September recap + what’s on my shelves – An interesting look into a bloggers life in September.
  3. In a faraway land – There are some great posts here with lots of travel info, especially for New Zealand where I am currently.
  4.  The Horizon Chaser – Looking for a good donut in Melbourne? Come check out this Donut crawl, listing some of the best and worst places to get a donut.
  5. Make, Take & Teach – a great teaching blog that I stumbled upon in my search for resources.
  6. More Than A Dash Of Salt – A yummy recipe for nut clusters.
  7. Live Craft Eat – Where I got the recipe to make cinnamon buns from. they were TASTY!!!!
  8. Teacher created Resources – Starting up a classroom means finding lots of ideas and sourcing resources so I have been reading this blog for great ideas.

hello alex

 

National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015
#NaBloPoMo15, Books, Quotes

Three Quotes, Three days – Day 2

So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.

The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.

Here is day two, I wanted to share some of my favourite travel/ Tolkien quotes today (I may get over excited and share more than 3)

Found here

Found on alittlebookthief

This is by far my favourite book and creature.

Found here

So today’s challenge goes out to the wonderful Lynz at Lynz Real Cooking. She constantly inspires my taste buds with her recipes. She also gives some interesting insights into life in Saudi and some beautiful pictures. Maybe some food based quotes will be coming our way?

Hello there_ alex

Check out these to…..

Street Art Around the World

Books vs Kindle

Sharing over a coffee

National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015
Photography spotlight
#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

Share it on Instagram

@anwyns

#AWWTphotospotlight and comment here.

If you’d like to join in, all you have to do is create a post titled “Photography Spotlight #13 Mountains/ Volcanoes” then post the link to your blog in the comment section on my page.

I’ll share my favourites in a roundup post,

Let’s get snap happy!!!

Hello there_ alex

Check out the other Photography spotlights

#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”

Photography spotlight
Flowers, photo spotlight

Photography Spotlight #10 Flowers

This is the 10th Photography spotlight, This week’s theme is Flowers.

While i travel i have consistently been surprised by the difference in flowers around the world. Here are some of my favourites i have found so far….

If you’d like to join in, all you have to do is create a post titled “Photography Spotlight #10 Flowers” then post the link to your blog in the comment section on my page.

I’ll share my favourites in a round up post so

Let’s get snap happy!!!

Come share your Flowers Photographs on Instagram and link to me @anwyns #AWWTphotospotlight

For more ideas, posts and sites to follow head over to my Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Don’t forget to follow my blog so you don’t miss out on the weekly  photo post.

Past Photography Spotlights

Photography spotlight Round up

Photography Spotlight #6 Butterflies 

Photography Spotlight #5 A day in the life

Photography Spotlight #4 Doors

backpacking, interview

Dan Vickers – An Interview

While travelling you meet all sorts of wonderful and talented people. One of these is the lovely Dan Vickers. We met while living in a hostel in Australia, i was privileged to hear him play many times in a few different places. He agreed to share a little of his story with me….

Dan Vickers

So tell us a little about how you started playing music.

I started playing guitar when I was 15. I listened to a lot of rock and metal, and wanted to be a rockstar. I loved playing all the rock riffs on a £20 guitar from a charity shop… And just sort of stuck at it over the years. Its just been fun!

Which famous musicians do you admire and why?

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2015, Book Journal, Book Reviews, Books

What I’ve been Reading in September

I thought i would start updating what i’ve been reading each month here on my blog with a small review of what i thought of the book.

Previous Reading History

Before 2013 i read. No keeping lists of books i had read, i think maybe i had just signed up to Goodreads. But when i left the UK in 2013 i started tracking what i read in the back of my calendar journal. It started of really scrappily on a piece of paper and then i just wrote down the title and author. I was interested to see the next year how many paperbacks i read compared to kindle books and so it started. I have got more interested in stats and this has encouraged me to read more out of my comfort zone. So, this year, i have been trying to read more non-fiction books.

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