Titirangi – fringe of heaven? …

Here I am waxing lyrical about far-flung places like Paris when I live in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As I pottered around in the kitchen this morning, I looked up to see the sun rising – and my world looked pretty sweet! It is very easy to take such things for granted. Today, I reminded myself how … Continue reading Titirangi – fringe of heaven? …

And speaking of Paris ….

Paris fascinates me – I have been there only once, for a few days in 2007, when we stopped off on our way to cycle in Provence, and it captivated me – utterly and completely. Since that first visit, I have longed to return and finally my dream will come true in May. I have been consumed over the last few years with reading about … Continue reading And speaking of Paris ….

Destination Paris – and beyond…

With Christmas well and truly over, we recently had the luxury of spending a few days at home with our Kiwi travelling companions, Roger and Frances. On their previous visit from LA in August, we sat down over a good old Kiwi-style lunch ( Annabel Langbein’s bacon and egg pie and Jo Seagar’s lemonade scones), and set about trying to create our itinerary – four weeks on the road in … Continue reading Destination Paris – and beyond…

Titirangi’s Pipeline walk – it’s a gem!

We have lived in Titirangi for many years – we moved to our first home here when we were in our late twenties and we are now in our early sixties. We are in our third Titirangi house now, and while we have often considered moving closer into town, the house prices are prohibitive, and we love living here too much to let it go. Continue reading “Titirangi’s Pipeline walk – it’s a gem!”