Blogs from Kohimarama, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand, Oceania


Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Kohimarama March 14th 2010

We had forgotten to check our flight time before bed (this is how relaxed - or stupid - we’ve become) so ended up getting up 45 minutes too early. I remember saying to Ellie last night our flight was between 8 and 9am, but it didn’t cross my mind to check. Glenn gave us a lift to the airport, after handing me a piece of chocolate from his Dairy Milk Snack Pack - what were Dairy Milk thinking including Turkish Delight in their selection? Yuk! After such a chilled out experience at Cairns airport the other day, we were disappointed this one turned out to be appalling. First the Meanie on the check in desk insisted we show our booking confirmations (not just our passports and reference numbers) so I had to root through my backpack ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Kohimarama March 6th 2010

On the 6th March, we were very pleased to head along to Karioitahi Beach on the west coast south of Auckland to attend the wedding of Nicola Poppelbaum and Michael Leckie. Nicola is Liz's daughter and we have come to know both her and Mike quite well since living in NZ. This was the first Kiwi wedding we've been to, so a very special occasion for us too! It took about 30 minutes to drive down to the stunning clifftop location where the wedding would be taking place and we soon mixed in with Liz and the rest of the family. It was lovely to see Liz's sisters again - Pamela who lives in Australia, and Tina who lives just outside Palmserston North about 5 hours' drive south of Auckland. We haven't seen either of them ... read more
Here Comes the Bride
Here Comes the Bride 2
The Ceremony

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