Auckland 2017 – The Last Day

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And so I come to my last morning in New Zealand. An ‘earlyish’ start so that I could finish packing, and finish getting the flat in some semblance of order before heading off. It wasn’t a rushed morning, and I managed to achieve my ‘target’ departure of 11am. My plan in choosing such a time […]

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Auckland 2017 – The Eighth Day

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As I promised/predicted in my last entry, today was a day for ‘household’ chores, predominantly the washing of clothes and the cleaning of the flat. It was to these tasks that I devoted my day, and given the ‘slowness’ of the washing machine there was also some opportunity for some reading and contemplating. Yes, there […]

Auckland 2017 – The Seventh Day

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My cunning plan to recover from my discomfort caused by my unsteadiness on Thursday afternoon clearly worked well because, although a little tight, I was able to walk with relative comfort and ease when I awoke this morning. “Fabulous,” I thought, “I can get out of this flat.” But what to do? Well, it seemed […]

Auckland 2017 – The Sixth Day

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You may remember, gentle reader, that I mentioned towards the end of my last entry that I had suffered a small glitch yesterday afternoon while leaving the Auckland Museum in the rain. I mention it again only in case it may have slipped your mind. Hold that thought… I awoke this morning in slight discomfort, […]

Auckland 2017 – The Fifth Day

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After my journey up to the peak of One Tree Hill yesterday where the wind was plentiful and strong, I awoke this morning – early! – but with a definite ‘twinge’ in my sinuses. Knowing what this might be the harbinger of, I decided, spontaneously, that today should be an ‘inside’ day. And by ‘inside’ […]