Saturday, June 10, 2017

OFF TO WHANGAREI!

During this trip away, I am going to try and do little updates during the day on my phone.

So posts might be looking a bit different... but I will do my best to do a proper update in the evenings.

Hopefully with photos too.  I'm going to be relying on Wi Fi in the motels.
I've not done that before.

Today is our 1 year Anniversary of living in Cambridge.   It sure does not feel like we have been here a full year ... and now, we are going away!  
It's been an awesome year... and we are both still utterly thrilled being here, we love our new home.

And on that note... off we go!

ONWARD...

Hee hee... first stop. MATAKANA markets. Bought some chutneys and something for our garden. 

Now on to Wellsford for a late lunch.

2.15 pm.... held off having lunch till we arrived in Whangarei. It's lovely sitting outside enjoying the marina view.

 ABOVE:  Up and over the harbour bridge, first time in a year!



ABOVE:  I bought something from this stall at the Matakana Market.


 ABOVE:  I just loved this little open fire... and am totally going to try and make us one... at some point.  I really love the smell of wood buring.


ABOVE:  Leaving Matakana with a little something... we got some lovely chutney too.

 ABOVE:  Stew had to do a U-turn on the main road at Kaiwaka!  I spied this patchwork shop!
I was very restrained and only bought a pattern and a little something for someone else.  *smiles*


ABOVE:  The view from our lunch cafe.  Very nice.  A bit cool... so we ended up going inside.

We are now at our motel and relaxing. I might even have a nap! lol

So Stewy is watching rugby... then after that I get to watch Coronation Street. Then bed.



26 comments:

  1. Safe travels and happy times x

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  2. 1 year already-that sure went fast. Have a great time up north.

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  3. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Drive safely and enjoy your day xx #2

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  4. Plz drive safely. And just have fun.

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  5. Safe travels - it's a beautiful morning up here, cold but blue sky and the sun is out:)

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  6. Have a truly awesome time

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  7. Have fun you guys deserve it xx

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    1. Anonymous11:13 AM

      You have fun too :) xx

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    2. It's been a good day 😊

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  8. Have fun, laugh lots, relax lots & savour every minute of this well deserved break. Drive safely ❤️

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  9. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Have an awesome time!!! You more than deserve a wonderful break. The household is in good hands with Bex and I'm sure Brylee, Griffin and Keera will have a wonderful time having Bex and the Boys there.
    Kym/Australia

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  10. Have the best time! Safe travels :)

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  11. You should make a rule, no posting why away, just enjoy your time with stew 😃

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    1. But I love to share! And the kids like to know what we up to... blogging doesn't take any time while we are travelling in the car either. We nearly at Whangarei... late late lunch coming up. I'm famished.

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    2. Lol, I'm glad you like to share or I'd have nothing to read when I wake up or at the end of my day. Have an awesome time away

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  12. Have a lovely lovely time away....

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  13. Hope you have a great time - you deserve it.

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  14. Safe and happy travels. I hope that you and Stew both have a wonderful, relaxing time.

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  15. Enjoy, you've certainly earned a lovely holiday x

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  16. My goodness a year since u moved into your beautiful home. And here I am thinking of moving agsin oh joy

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  17. If you are still here on Friday I work at Bernina Northland that day. Pop in and say Hi to me!

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    1. Sorry Chick, we leave Paihia on Thursday, home late that night, in time to take Keera to school on Friday.

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  18. Weather looks great Chris. Lovely markets. Enjoy.

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  19. Weather looks great Chris. Lovely markets. Enjoy.

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  20. The stuff at the market is sooooo colourful!

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  21. Weather looks great Chris. Lovely markets. Enjoy.

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