Well I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have my dear friend Vivian Kirkfield down in Auckland New Zealand with me.  And of course one way to start off a trip down in NZ is meeting some of the locals with song and dance, followed by a wander in the Winter Gardens After we took the ferry across the harbour to Devonport for a stroll along the shops (mostly cafes) lunched in a Turkish Café and then sampled some locally made chocolates.  Back across the Harbour we drove around the waterfront stopping for photos and home for a BBQ and icecream.  The next day after a quick trip to the library to check in with the librarian we then headed for a morning session of Hip Hop then home for a bite to eat and catch up on emails.  Dinner was lamb and my homemade Pavlova.  Here is a video and some more pics…



About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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  1. tinamcho says:

    This is adorable! Love how you two put together this video! Love the hip hop! Can’t wait to hear more about the library reading.

  2. Darlene says:

    Cute video! Looks like you are having a blast! That pavlova looks delicious.

  3. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing ladies. It’s almost like we got to venture with you

  4. What fun! Glad you’re having fun together! Enjoyed the pictures and video.

  5. Sarah Hetu-Radny says:

    Nice pictures! I wouldn’t be able to say no to locally made chocolate either !

    • Hi Sarah, Well you know where to come and they are delicious! Thank you so much for commenting. Check back for more videos and photos. Lots more fun to come.

  6. This is sooo fun! I love it that the two of you are spending time together. How special!

    • Hi Penny, thank you so much for such a lovely comment. We are having the best time EVER! Vivian is such a sweet heart. I’ve told her she cannot go home EVER!

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