Castagna Day is a day for the Italian community to gather at their favourite meeting place, The Fraternity Club in Fairy Meadow. Continue reading “Castagna Day”
Anzac Day is a day to remember the fallen and living war veterans. It is a time to remember the sacrifice of the willing and not so willing soldiers of the past and present.
Every town has a way of remembering them and I don’t mean a game of 2 up in the pub. Wollongong and its suburbs have a number of dawn service on Anzac Day however they all come together for a March through Wollongong CBD at 10am. Continue reading “Anzac Day”
You have probably heard about the color run. Whether on the TV, radio or internet it is a burst of color.
Let me tell you about the happiest 5km run. They start a workout at 7:20am in Stuart Park. The DJ plays very energetic music while a fitness instructor pulls out all the moves they can muster to have you warmed up. Continue reading “Color Run 2016”
We were picked up by Topdeck at 11am from Mecure Auckland which is on the wharf. Our tour leader was the same as last year’s being Dan.
We left Auckland at 12noon and hit the holiday traffic straight away. It took us 5hours to get to Paihia.
We decide to go for a hike. We decided on the Uloola track which is an 11km hike from Waterfall to Heathcote via Karlo pools.
So, this hot sunny Sunday morning we boarded the 8:46am train to Waterfall. Arriving at Waterfall at 9:30 we set off for our walk. The walk started at the eastern end of the Waterfall train station car park. Continue reading “Uloola Track – Royal National Park”
Over the past year I have done a tonne of new things. I have now looked back on what I have done and complied a list of the best. Some I have not blogged about yet but I assure you they are coming.
Christchurch – The deserted city was interesting in many ways. One being the way they are redeveloping the city.
Kayaking Kangaroo River – The river was so nice and peaceful. There was nothing around but us and nature. I loved the little rapids.
Ziplining – Getting out of my comfort zone was a big thing this year. Ziplining brought that to a new level. It definitely was an adventure and a half.
Four Waterfalls, one day – I haven’t posted all my posts on these waterfalls yet but I took a drive to Cascade Falls, Fitzroy Falls, Belmore Falls and Carrington Falls in the one day. It was interesting to see which ones were the crowd favourites and how the landscape did not change much.
Ice Skating – Even though it was a fake rink it was an amazing first attempt and experience. The weather was a perfect cloudy 5 degrees as well which helped set the scene.
Veterans Instameets – Instameets hosted by a pair of veterans. They have shown me the Milky Way, Leura Cascades and the sunset of the Harbour bridge (but the sky didn’t put on a show). They have taught me new camera tricks and how to appreciate my surroundings.
2016 has been a blast, it has seen me doing many new things and taking up new or old hobbies. I have worked really hard at joining new things. 2016 has also seen me start attending Uni of a sort to further my job prospects.
I can’t wait to see what the new year brings. Next year I will be blogging on the first and third Wednesday of every month because of my study but hope to keep up my daily instagram posts.
So, from Rotorua – Happy New Year!
See you on the other side
Honk! Oz Festival ran from 8 January 2016 to 10 January 2016 and was the fringe festival for the Illawarra Folk Festival. Honk Oz is a free music festival showcasing alternative community bands. Continue reading “Honk! Oz Festival”