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January 30, 2008



Sounds like a great wekend Trina. Tiri Tiri Matangi looks like a fab day trip.


Wow, look at that glorious water!! Glad you had a great weekend Trina!


Sounds like you had such an awesome weekend. I love hearing you talk about your property and the kmids being able to go down to the water edge and play in mud and catch sprats. They are ging to have amazing memories in years to come.


Yes it is just like the old days weatherwise - its been a long time coming though. Can't believe how close that Takahe got - he obviously didn't consider himself endangered!! LOL

Dawn Stan

Looks like you had an awesome weekend Trina.


SOunds like you had a great weekend ! VERY cool that you got to see the [almost] endangered birds. I have never even heard of Takahe. How great for the kids that you were able to catch and release those little fish :)


Tiri is one of my favourite places! We stayed a night there when I was pregnant with Tim. It was magic to wave good bye to the boat and sleep over. Being married to The Mad Photographer has some advantages, even tho' it means carrying his tripod when he's got the Big Momma lens on.

Love the gardening photo too :)


Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! Might have to explore that wee island one day, maybe when our stepdaughter is over.
Gorgeous LO's as always in prior post!
Off to check out Fiskars link! Have a wonderful week!


Wow, Trina what a great haul from your garden! Looks like a wonderful day over at Tiritiri Matangi.


Wow that is one awesome Takahe! My guys would love that, I didn't realise they were there! Fantastic photo's, lol the naked bodies it sure has been hot! Sounds like you have had a spectacular time!

Ellie Augustin

WOW you guys looked like you had a blast and you guys are outside in tees! WOW.. I am soo looking foward to spring right now we are soo tired of the cold although I can't complain because everywhere else in the states all you hear is snow and snow... all we have is cold and cold.. I want to go to the pizza shop and sit outside the bench and eat an ice cream cone already!! :(! lol


Spent a day at Tiri Tiri Matangi last October. What a wonderful place, great scenery, easy walking tracks, we saw lots of birds & got up close to a Takahe or two also esp by the lighthouse. Would have almost fallen asleep on the boat ride back to Auckland if it wasn't for the two 11year old boys who wanted to jump off all the time!!


Hi Trina,

I am going have to write down Tiri Tiri Matangi, for the next time we go to New Zealand. My partner is a kiwi, so I now have been there a few times and I love going for drives. There are so many beautiful places to see. This is going to be put onto my list for next time. My girls loved when they saw some Pukeko's and I loved the Kea (it was repeating my sounds) so funny.


Julie M

What a great way to start a weekend!
This is my first visit to your blog, love your work!

Jenny E

We have also seen takahe at Kapiti Island - cool!

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