24 January 2012

Bruno Mars : The Lazy Song

New favourite... Must be the good weather we have had here today,
Reminded me a lot about summer and the keyboard at work is not very "tempting" at the moment...

11 January 2012

House and garden *desember*

December has been a very quiet month for our house and garden projects, so I have only one thing to show you.
The dining room lamps!!! The magician electrician has been here with his electric wand and simsalabim...there was light...
Aren't they great? The walls and ceiling gets this amazing pattern and the lamps looks like big snow crystals.

Finally we can see what we are eating!

8 January 2012

Hakuna Matakana!!!

Hi all!
The title is borrowed from the very known Disney song "Hakuna Matata". I thought the place we went to last weekend, sounded a bit similar. We went to Matakana in the Rodney district about 45 minutes drive north of Auckland known for its art galleries and vineyards. We have been here before when we visited the Morris&James pottery shop a few months ago.

This time we didn't visit the pottery as we had other places to see. Matakana centre is a small place with lovely shops, art galleries and cafes. A place full of tourists during the summer and where it is rather quiet during the winter months. The beaches in the area are very popular and we visited a few of them. My better half has childhood memories from this place when he went on holiday with his parents and grandparents as a kid.

The weather was nice and warm, but a bit overcast as you can see. Anyway, it was way better than the weather we have here now; rain and more rain.

Snells beach