Wednesday, June 29, 2011

up, up & away

flight is booked.

47 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 51 seconds until i take off into the sunset.

stay tuned..

Monday, June 27, 2011

postcards from auckland

1. my Auckland
2. watching up and coming rockstars "Cool Cult" at Whammy Bar
3. my first ever, and an unforgettable feast at Tanuki's cave - including sake with gold flakes
4. rainbow over the clocktower

my weekend was jam packed to say the least, but it was amazing.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Photo: Urbanears
i want need these.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

attack of the Big Mac

with my current life theme being new beginnings....i've been trying some new things.

when it comes to restaurants (not that i would call McDonalds a restaurant), i'm known for always ordering the same thing. i have a fear that if i order something new it won't be as good as my usual choice and i will leave feeling disappointed and unsatisfied.

over the weekend i had my first ever McDonalds Big Mac experience.

i’ve always been a Cheeseburger with no pickle kind of a girl but i wanted to know what all the hype was about.

so i headed to my nearest golden arches and popped my Big Mac cherry.

i’d have to say i was hugely disappointed, the famous Big Mac sauce that everyone raves about was such a let down, it was tangy and not nearly creamy enough for my taste buds.

i won’t be ordering it again, i’ll just stick to my Cheeseburger with no pickle from now on…although i did notice the Double Cheeseburger on the menu, maybe i will upgrade to this instead...

Friday, June 10, 2011

a postcard from the "winterless" north

clockwise: Hokianga Harbour, Tane Mahuta, Spartan, Cape Reinga

before heading overseas there are a few places i would like to see, places that are so close to home it's almost shameful that i've never seen them. 

with a long weekend and a few extra days, what better to do than take a road trip to the winterless north, or in my case last weekend, a very wintery Northland. with a Spaceship called Spartan we took off on a long weekend jaunt.

Kaipara Harbour. Waipoua Forest & Tane Mahuta. Hokianga Harbour. Mitimiti. Ahipara. Kaitaia. Cape Reinga. Karikari Peninsula & Matai Bay. Mangonui Fish & Chippery. Marsden Point. Langs Beach. Puhoi.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

here we go...

Pip is finally starting her little blog...
this is a memoir of my travels, discoveries and experiences that i want to share with you as i embark on a journey through a fresh and inspiring world with endless possibilites.

we'll see how long this lasts...
hopefully a long time