Monthly Archives: January 2016
Did you know that there were no mammals in New Zealand before the humans arrived there some 900 years ago (well except for some that can swim like seals)? Hard to believe with all the farm animals around! But there are plenty of birds that do not exist anywhere else in the world, and many […]
There is sooo much to do in Taupo, obviously one can watch jet boats (which we did in Queenstow) or bungy jumps, the “normal extreme stuff” that looks pretty cool. There is a cafe next to the bungy jumping platform but as it seemed to rain the whole day, we didn’t expect anyone to jump […]
When we are in New Zealand, we mostly, at some point, drive through Taupo: it is on the way, there is family, it is beautiful and there is plenty to do. This time we were about to hit there on a rainy day but to my delight there would have been a few good options […]
Granny has a wonderful garden, and my daughter loved being able to choose the flowers she’d use in her arrangements. Have to say, I think granny enjoyed the activity quite as much. But a lovely activity for anyone who has access to garden flowers!
In Kaikoura we crossed “a water labyrinth” to see some seals. Our kids loved jumping over the water bits and finding the shells that where everywhere. We found ONE seal, where there usually is a colony. But our kids were not disappointed. Seals aren’t nearly as interesting as a water labyrinth that ends with “sea […]
I’m sure everyone heard about the destruction the earthquake caused in Christchurch four years ago. I was still shocked to see how bad the effect from it and it’s after shocks were. One can still see what a beautiful city it has been but the city centre still has loads of doomed houses and is […]