Friday, 9 September 2011


I can't move in my city!!

It's so packed here in Auckland, I went down to the waterfront to check out all the people. It's so interesting people watching, kind of like going to the zoo :P

The celebrations were cool too though, like all the Waka's coming into the waterfront, and the "600 Maori Warriors" doing a massive haka (there's no such thing as Maori warriors, they're just dressing up!".

But it got much too busy for me, and I was just by myself so I decided to come home.

And here I am, watching the All Black's steamroll Tonga (poor Tongans). Drinking my home made Pina Colada's... watched the fireworks too, they were awesome, better than our New Year's fireworks.
I could even go as far to say they were better than Sydney's NYE fireworks (2010-2011).

Anyway you should check it out, TVNZ have awesome coverage.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

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WOW I just stumbled accross this awesome website, it acts as a directory for Auckland, which is great, with the rugby world cup looming and all,

It's even got a review of Hinemoa Street Organic Cafe!

But you also need to check out the rest,

It focuses on food and art, thats two of my most favourite things!!

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Check this out!

Today's featured seller on Etsy, ISWAS + WILLBE makes such awesome jewellery!

above links to their awesome interview... But here are some of their wonderful creations:

talking heads earrings in handcut brass
sci tribe no. 2 hand-cut pendant in raw brass 
striped antique snake bead necklace
     helsinki series in handcut brass- modern geometric necklace  

I absolutely LOVE everything about their shop, especially the way which they've set out the photos, and even the amazing packaging!

talking heads earrings in handcut brass

spear of destiny layered pendant in brass

does someone want  to buy me one?? :P

Monday, 29 August 2011


Ok, busy busy, I think that's enough for you to go on for now!



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And because I absolutely love and adore them, here's some pics of my dogs

Sebastian, Poodle x Chihuahua

Chloe, Poodle x Shitzu

Oh, and sorry, I know this isn't a dog. This is my fish, Shiny

And Sebastian, chilling with Owl

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I've got a couple of other little things to show you as well, just to make sure you're up to speed.

Bamboo/Cotton crochet purse

Owl pillow with individually sewn felt feathers on its tummy.


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Have I mentioned that my Nana makes the greatest fruit cakes.

These are always made, with love and care, for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.

Usually they're decorated with pretty little icing flowers and have precisely piped letters on them.

I fondly remember one in particular which she made me for my 5th birthday that had a barbie stuck in the middle, every little girls dream birthday cake!

In fact, I'll have to dig through the photo albums to find it and show you!

Anyhow, for my dad's birthday recently I really wanted to help Nana ice the cake, but I thought it would be fun to have a little personal twist...

My dad's a really keen gardener, I'd bought him a subscription to NZ Gardener, and Nana had bought a couple of Vege seed packets, so we came up with this edible little creation:

Complete with fake dirt!

In the end, we all ended up overdosing on icing sugar, but it was definitely worth it.

It was obviously a very healthy cake, ahem, you know, with all the veges and fruit on it!