Posts tagged ‘Whanganui’

May 11, 2011

Pink blooms and green ice cream.

The weather here in Wanganui on Sunday was lovely. The autumn sun still held ample warmth and the clear sky beckoned. Brightened by the fair weather and the return of my dear hubby from a business trip, I thought that a family outing was in order. So, after attendance at Mass and a leisurely lunch we ventured forth for a little afternoon adventure.


We trotted off to my favourite local park where we ambled, enjoying the sunshine and the wild life. Dear Mr Two (nearly three) took great delight in chasing all the ducks while little Mr One looked on with much interest. I made the boys climb into trees for the obligatory photograph.


Then we took a stroll through the winter garden. This time of year can seem somewhat colour starved but the winter garden fixes that. Wanganui’s winter garden is a little gem. It’s small but sweet and a little whimsical. In fact, I found it inspiring – more on that later.


After the winter garden we routed through the aviary on our way to the children’s playground. Here we let the boys go. This a great spot to sit down and relax a little while your little ones play. There are a number of other playgrounds in town but none so well fenced. What is it about swings? Our boys love swings. Mr Two shouts ‘higher! Higher!’ and Mr one just giggles his wee heart out. I love to hear a baby laugh, don’t you?


We chased all that up with the obligatory ice cream cones. It all made for a lovely afternoon out. Get out there together when you can. Have some fun.


Here a couple of images from Wanganui’s winter gardens.

Flowers and greenery follow the curve of a pathPink blooms at Wanganui's winter gardens


P.S. Our winter garden visit has stirred the creative juices and I can feel a competition coming on. There’s likely to be a portrait session in it for the lucky winner. Watch this space for the big reveal.

February 27, 2011

The one, the only $1000 Hole in One!!

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m really not that creative. This post is actually, partly, about the one and only $1000 Hole in One.

Our local primary school,  St Anthony’s, is hosting a fabulous gala next weekend! This fabulous fundraising initiative will be great fun for all, be ye 1 or 100 years old.

They have lined up:

  • a bouncy castle
  • coconut shy
  • international food court
  • horizontal bungy
  • the $1000 Hole in One
  • and many other wonderful things.

Come and join us for a fun day out.

Where: St Anthony’s School
12 York Street

When: 10am till late
Saturday, 5th March 2011

Be there or be square! (Man that’s corny ;p)

Purple and orange balloons

September 10, 2010

Delicious coffee, delightful service

I took my boys out for a walk yesterday. Nothing unusual there. We found some lovely new spots to shoot at, bought the latest Little Treasures magazine (complete with $4 off Treasures Ultra nappies – yay!) , and found a nice spot to have a cuppa – Delicious Delicatessen, Victoria Ave, Wanganui.

I have to say, the service was great. The barista had a good laugh with us, asking facetiously ‘how many shots in that fluffy?’ (for my two-year old) and generally being friendly and engaging. I love that they have a good selection of quality mags to read, they stock food from my favourite baker, Devine Treats, and one of the ladies opened the door for us on the way out.

Good stuff DD, I’ll be back – with my coffee card!

P.S. The fluffy was just 80 cents!

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