Monday, October 19, 2015


Welcome to hello tangelo! Thanks for finding me here. This blog is a continuation of my previous blog, never odd, and it's about living in New Zealand - going places, making things, a little bit of gardening, reading, food.

These photos are from a recent overnight stay at Martins Bay - a pretty little bay on the Mahurangi Peninsula (about an hour's drive from Auckland) and a nice place for a quiet holiday. Or a day trip. Or picnic. And a popular spot for birds. We saw plenty of fat tui on our walks and these birds - red-billed gull, New Zealand dotterel and Oystercatchers - down on the beach. If you're interested in NZ wildlife you might like to vote for Bird of the Year. But hurry - voting closes this Sunday, October 25th.

Watching: Everest
Reading:  Tripwire by Lee Child - Entertaining page-turner for those times when you want to read without thinking too much. Contains a few (not overly described) nasty bits that you can skip over.
The weight of silence by Catherine Therese - A funny, sad, honest memoir of growing up in Australia in the 60s and 70s.
Fine little day: ideas, collections and interiors by Elisabeth Dunker - the subtitle says it all. Loads of photos and inspiration.
Viewing: HaaPoom by Seung Yul Oh at Te Uru until November 8 - Includes this hilarious video. Turn the volume way down before watching.

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