New Zealand

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This past week in photos – Central Otago road trip – New Zealand

This week I was lucky enough to be sent to Queenstown for work.  I love this part of New Zealand, its beautiful and if it wasn’t for the brutal winters, I’d live there in a heartbeat. Dinner on Monday was at one of my old favs… Tham Nak Thai and again, it didn’t disappoint.  My coke … Continue reading

On the hunt for decent takeaways – Staveley Fish Supply & Hamburger Bar

There are two phone numbers I remember from my childhood – my parents number and the number for the Staveley Fish Supply & Hamburger Bar … 342 7468. As a child, this was always our favourite place to get takeaways, the burgers were amazing! Fast forward a few years and the place has changed owners … Continue reading

On the hunt for decent takeaways – Little India – Merivale

Ah Indian food, I have missed you! This afternoon we took the doglets to visit some friends, so got takeaways from Little India in Merivale on the way home. I used my iPhone to check their online menu and phoned the order through.  We chose the Paneer Shimla Mirch (Home made Indian cottage cheese cooked with … Continue reading

Leaks, cotton buds and crazy deceased grandparents

When we got back from our California trip on Wednesday, as I was putting the sunscreen back into the bathroom vanity unit, I found we had a slight leak and our small stash of cotton buds had got wet and ruined. Later the same day I mentioned this to my Dad, saying how lucky we were … Continue reading

Lakes District Museum – Arrowtown, New Zealand

When my flight home was cancelled due to weather the other week, I decided to stay through the weekend in Queenstown.  I took the opportunity to visit the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown.  Arrowtown is about 20 minutes easy and very scenic drive from Queenstown.  It’s a small museum, and will only take 1-2 hours … Continue reading

Frankton dining – Queenstown, New Zealand

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been staying at a workmate’s place at Lake Hayes Estate for the two weeks I was based in Queenstown. If you are familiar with area, Lake Hayes is out of town past the airport, towards the turn off to Arrowtown and near Lake Hayes … who would … Continue reading

Its a tough job but someone has to do it – Queenstown, New Zealand

So I again get to spend a couple of weeks for work in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand.   Like I say, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. So first up was my flight from Christchurch, we were slightly delayed taking off due to sleet showers but once we did, wow, what an … Continue reading

LUMA – Southern Light Project – Queenstown, New Zealand

Since getting the chance a couple of years back to see Vivid Sydney I was excited to be able to see LUMA Southern Light Project in Queenstown this week. The Queenstown’s Winter Festival kicked off last weekend, and this is one of the components of it.  After work on Thursday I took a wander along to have a … Continue reading

On the hunt for decent takeaways – Hello Vietnam Restaurant – Riccarton

A freezing cold winter night, storms-a-comin’ … takeaways for dinner on the way back from a friend’s place.  We decided to try the fairly recently opened Hello Vietnam Restaurant in Riccarton.  If you know the area, its in the new group of shops on Riccarton Road near the corner of the Clyde Road intersection. A trap … Continue reading

On the hunt for decent takeaways – Chopsticks – Fendalton, Christchurch

Many years ago we lived in the suburb of Bryndwr and regularly visited Chopsticks a Chinese restaurant specialising in Chinese and Malaysian style food. It was always very popular and arrived just as more traditional ethnic foods were starting to become popular. If you are wondering where it’s located, its in the Fendalton Village Mall on … Continue reading

Top 10 sweet treats to try in New Zealand

On of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling overseas is to take a trip to the supermarket and hunt down some treats to consume during my day, or even to bring home with me. When we did our tranatlantic cruise a few years back, we actually made it our mission to visit a … Continue reading

Frank Kitts Park Memorial Wall – Wellington, New Zealand

In my previous post about Wellington I shared my photos of my walk from Wellington Station along the waterfront to Te Papa.  I also did a blog post about visiting Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand‘s Gallipoli exhibition One of the places that I would have stopped longer, if it hadn’t been so cold, was this … Continue reading

On the hunt for decent takeaways – Green Leaf – Bishopdale

  We had important things to discuss, like holidays for 2016, so decided to get takeaways and have a chat over the meal. It was decided that we should get Indian and this time we picked Green Leaf in Bishopdale.  This is a firm favourite with my brother and my parents who used to regularly … Continue reading

Lord of the Rings, Beehives, War and Weather – visiting Wellington

I’ve already blogged about visiting Te Papa – Museum of New Zealand and visiting their Gallipoli exhibition, but I thought I should share some of the other things I did and saw on my brief trip to Wellington the other week.  For those of you who don’t know New Zealand, Wellington is our capital city and is … Continue reading

Visiting the port town of Lyttelton, New Zealand

I had a day off work in the middle of last week (for my birthday), we decided to take a trip over to the port town of Lyttelton which is less than 30 minutes drive from central Christchurch city. As a child we used to visit the town a lot and swim in one of the … Continue reading

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