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The Bay of Islands

Joined by Debbie our trusty Mazda 2 we were off on an adventure. Our first destination was the Bay of Islands, but like an good road trip we took the scenic route and made a few stops along the way. 1,049 more words


Matakana Market Kitchen

We’ve come to the end of our last proper holiday weekend: my husband is back to work tomorrow. And things are about to get seriously busy in our house, with the kids turning five on Tuesday, their party being held next Saturday, and various other things planned before school starts in early February. 1,330 more words

Children's Menu

The Plume cafe & the Rose cottage - perfect for early summer

December is the time when many places in the Northern hemisphere are well into their gloomy weather; on the other side of the Earth however, we have just welcomed the beginning of our best season. 324 more words


Matakana Village Farmers Market - New Zealand

Gotta love a pie in this hemisphere.


Lox an bagels!

Connie is happy w a ham and cheese crepe!


Cherry Blossoms in full bloom! 240 more words

Food You'll Love


“I’m not into curatorial arrogance. I want people to enjoy what they see, and what the like, and not to be told that they shouldn’t like it because it’s childish or colourful.” – Anthony Grant, co-developer of Sculptureum™. 905 more words


Matakana public toilets; I didn't go on a Saturday because I don't have a death wish.

I’ve been meaning to visit Matakana for a while. Not because I’m intensely cool and need to buy artisanal small goods from the Farmers Market, nor because I have completed my 20th contract killing and can finally afford a home on the extreme Auckland fringe. 1,205 more words