Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A - Z Guidebook - Aotearoa - New Zealand that is!

Gollum of course! 

You may wonder why Gollum is here as part of a travel link-up?  The inaugural link-up where bloggers put up a photo relating to their travels, thus starting with the letter A this month.  He doesn't start with A you may say.  True, but he is most probably associated with New Zealand (aka Aotearoa) these days, and the Weta Workshop in Wellington.  A few years ago, Mr P., myself and a few other family members met in Wellington for the WOW Festival -  the World of Wearable Art.  This is a fantastic festival and you absolutely must get there to see it before you die.  Bucket list?  oh yeah baby as Austin Powers would say.

We also went out to Miramar, a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere (at that time) where you can find the Weta Workshop.  The winner of WOW that year was a lovely young lady who worked at Weta.  We very luckily ran into her there, and took some photos with her.  There was an exhibition up of characters from Lord of the Rings, as well as others that Weta had made for various films and TV shows.  We had a blast, and the youngest niece was super impressed.

Mr P. and I really love New Zealand, and I suggest you hurry along if you haven't been there yet. Nope, nobody paid me to say that!  And get yourself to WOW sometime.  This trip will stay in my memory forever, as it was full of fun and family.  Oh, and food.  Who can forget those lip-smacking fresh fruit icecreams, or the crayfish pulled out of the water nearby, or the beautiful honey products from the local hives, or the wines, and the local olive oils - yep you get the idea! Happy days!

Feel free to join in with other bloggers in this enticing travel link-up, kindly sorted by Fiona on her blog http://www.tiffinbitesized.com.au/


TIFFIN - bite sized food adventures -


14 comments:

  1. Thanks for your lovely words about our little country - having lived in Sydney for 20 years, which we loved - I do enjoy living back here in NZ - you must head over this way again and come to Hawke's Bay - it is such a wonderfully food and wine-centric region you would love it.

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    1. hi rachel
      we have travelled pretty much the length and breadth of NZ and love it to bits. we will definitely go back. I think we have been there 4 times already and we are due for a return trip!

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  2. I adore NZ and am very keen to go back. Fabulous pic!

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  3. Thanks Mel. I think everyone loves NZ!

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  4. Sherry - what a classic photo and very clever use of the letter 'A'. We have Weta Workshop on our list for the next time we visit NZ. Thanks for joining in and I hope to see you back for 'B'.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Hubby thought of that one:)

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    1. yes indeed! you could in fact buy one right there!

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  6. Clever Sherry and love the pic! NZ is on the list especially after reading about the crays, honey and vino, happy days indeed! :)

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  7. What a fun post. It's been several years since we lived on the North Island. I think I would have enjoyed living in the south.

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    1. hi maureen
      NZ is terrific but the South island is so fantastic - beautiful, stunning etc.:)) We did like Wellington even tho it is famously windy and a bit like canberra i.e. a supposedly boring and staid capital city.

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  8. Hi Sherry, sounds like an awesome event! NZ is definitely a place we'd like to visit. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. hi emily
      NZ is great. so beautiful and interesting. and the WOW show is worth a trip.:) thanks for dropping by.

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