Homecoming

New Zealand

I had the great fortune of returning home for Christmas during one of the most incredible summers New Zealand has put on in years. I rejoiced in my return with a flurry of burgers, home-cooking and drinkable tap water, reflecting that there’s nothing quite like time away to remind you how good the people, places and burgers are in your own backyard.

A lone pohutukawa tree juts out precariously along the coastline of the Orokawa Bay near the beginning of the Waihi beach walk
Pohutukawa in blossom along the coastline of Orokawa Bay near the beginning of the Waihi beach walk Cliffs surround the beach at Waipatiki in Hawke's Bay

On the left and above, Pohutukawa trees bloom along Orokawa Bay near the beginning of the Waihi beach walk. To the right, cliffs surround the beach at Waipatiki in Hawke's Bay.

Sneaking photos in Auckland Art Gallery's incredible light show An exhibit (regrettably I forget the name) on the top floor of the Auckland Art Gallery

No photography allowed, but how can you resist when everything is so stunning? Vic & I break the rules at the Light show in Auckland's Art Gallery.