Living List Tick – Go to the Ballet

  Ballet wasn’t my thing as a kid. I did a few lessons, apparently, but I don’t remember going. My ballroom dancing years came later and I enjoyed those. In contrast, ballet felt prescriptive, disciplined – tough. Not that ballroom isn’t, but to stick with ballet requires a special kind of determination I obviously don’t have. I…

Living List Tick – Explore New Zealand (Part 2)

(Part 1 can be read here.) Rotorua If you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find an entire video devoted to the sights we saw in Rotorua and I can see why it is such an important tourist destination.   I want to especially highlight Rotorua Canopy Tours. The tour was three-hours of adventure, but I…

Living List Tick – Explore New Zealand (Part 1)

We landed in Auckland just after 2.30pm on Sunday 1st May. By the time we’d cleared the airport, collected the campervan, shopped for groceries and ate an early dinner, it was dark and raining. Adam and I both had thumping headaches – the toll of the previous few days had caught up with us. But…