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Monday, 28 January 2019

Happy Anniversary Day, Auckland

Hi my friends,
Whitesnake and I are enjoying a relaxing long weekend as Auckland celebrates Anniversary Day. The actual Auckland Anniversary Day is tomorrow - 29th January,  but today is a public holiday so Auckland can enjoy a long weekend. 



Auckland Harbour - Photo Source KB
I've been thankful to have the day off every year since I moved to New Zealand, without really knowing much about it . As I moved here in 1984, I decided it was long overdue that I  I learned about what I was celebrating. So here goes...
Explorer and first governor of New Zealand - William Hobson arrived in New Zealand in 1840 and signed a treaty with the Maori people, which led to New Zealand becoming a new British colony. Hobson founded Auckland later the same year and named it the capital of New Zealand. A small regatta was held in Auckland that year and by the following year, the regatta and Auckland Anniversary Day, (the date Hobson first spotted New Zealand) was established. 
Apparently,  'the regatta is the largest one-day event of its kind in the world and is the central attraction of Auckland Anniversary Day.'  I found very interesting as I live in Auckland and don't remember hearing anything about this large event but Goggle informs me of these facts, so it must be true! 
So instead of attending the regatta with our fellow Aucklanders, Whitesnake and I made our own fun. Drinks, home made pizza and laughs were shared with a friend on Friday night.  I knew I'd had a fabulous night the following morning when it took me a few seconds to remember how to drive my car.

Last night didn't go as well, I drank too much wine and yelled at my husband for no reason. My husband is the kindest, most generous. loving person on the planet so as you can imagine, I'm feeling incredibly guilty and have vowed to never drink the evil red wine again.  


I intend to spend the rest of the long weekend grovelling, relaxing and NOT touching a drop of red wine. 
Happy Anniversary Day, Auckland!
Love KB
x

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Poetry: A Year Ago Today

Bumped up to share with  Poetry Pantry , originally posted 21/9/2010

A year ago today
Didn't expect to feel this way
Forlorn and ashamed
No one else to blame
Photo source: Pixabay

A year ago today
Why did it end that way
Lies and deceit
No thoughts of who would weep

A year ago today
No one standing in my way
Hearts trampled in my wake
Their give, to my take

A year ago today
Gave my old life away
Too late to explain
My excuses, no ones gain

A year ago today
A new life on its way
His love will find a way
To guide me through this day


Sunday, 20 January 2019

Poetry: Misunderstood

Here's a poem I wrote a few years ago. Bumped up to share with  Poetry Pantry and Tuesday Platform. Originally posted 13/10/2010


Photo source: Pixabay



You would have understood me, had you waited
Would have loved me instead of hated
Your words cut deep and hurt me
Misrepresented and dirty


A mystery still unfolding
Begrudging instead of holding
Let loose on a sea of hate
Bide your time and commiserate


Battles fought, still raging on
Lovers distraught, mind has gone
You could have loved me, if you'd waited
Destiny and fate untranslated






Have a great week
Love KB
xxx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Skywatch

Photo source: KB


This post has been shared with Skywatch 

Love KB
xxx

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Puzzle Time

I've been working on this puzzle for ages. Not that it's finally finished Whitesnake (hubby) can have his computer work station back. He's been very patient.

Photo source: KB



Love KB
x

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Skywatch

I haven't anything to report today so I decided to share a sky shot instead. 

Photo source: KB


This post has been shared with Skywatch 

Love KB
xxx

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Community Pantry


Look what we discovered while we were taking a walk this morning; a community pantry. Available for the community to drop off food for the less fortunate to collect as needed. Hubby and I dropped off an item we had left over from a Christmas hamper. A wonderful idea. 

Photo source: KB

Kai is the Maori word for food - feed
 Love KB
x

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