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Crème de Cassis and Eton Mess

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A favourite destination of mine is the pretty fishing village of Cassis in France. Its colourful palette of quay-side boats, bars and cafes is enchanting, as too is the Chateau du Cassis that sits high on a hill overlooking the sea.  450 more words

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Japan Day in Auckland

Since I started blogging my partner and I seem to be getting out and about a lot more.  It’s a great way for us to experience art, music and the events of ethnic groups that make up our multi-cultural city.  410 more words

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Fine Dining in the Hawke's Bay!

Those who travel invariably love to experience the cuisine from the region or country they visit, and my partner and I were no exception when we recently stayed in the Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. 616 more words

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It’ll be all White on the Night

The saying ‘you could shoot a bullet down the main street and not hit anyone’ could well sum up the village of Remuera on a Saturday night. 673 more words

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Black Barn Retreats

My partner and I recently made a trip to the Hawkes Bay and stayed at one of the fabulous Black Barn Retreats.  There are seventeen in total, all beautifully appointed and located in prime positions such as Waimarama Beach, Te Awanga, and the Tukituki Valley (where we were) with its spectacular views to Te Mata Peak. 405 more words

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Sneak Peek at Te Mata Peak...

Recently my partner and I drove to the Hawke’s Bay for a long weekend. It was my first visit here since childhood and the area certainly exceeded my expectations!   346 more words

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Christmas Lights on Franklin Road

When English explorer Lady Franklin hiked from Auckland’s seafront to the top of Ponsonby ridge in 1841, I doubt she’d have envisaged the muddy track becoming a wide, tree-lined avenue, or that it would eventually bear her name. 797 more words

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