Place 49 – Day 239: Auckland – Plenty Of Naps

Having been out last night, Kim wasn’t feeling excellent this morning!

Curtis didn’t feel too good either, considering he didn’t drink alcohol! Must have just been dehydrated.

Due to this, we had a slow start to the day. We had breakfast and then Kim chilled in bed whilst Curtis played games.

We then got ready and went to do the shopping. We mostly just got food for tonight and for lunches as we had quite a lot at home.

We got home and Kim had another nap. Curtis then joined Kim and we slept for 30 minutes or so! We actually felt much better after it though, which is good.

We then had some dinner! Kim made a mini roast dinner, with a chicken breast each, gravy, roasted vegetables, peas & creamy mushrooms. Turned out we were both very hungry!

We then watched an episode of Ackley Bridge and the Kim showered and Curtis played some more Call Of Duty.

It’s bedtime again! This day feels like it has been going on for a while, due to all the sleeping. Work again tomorrow.

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 226: Auckland – The Mystery Handbag…

Curtis’ Day;

Curtis got to work and his colleague had been there a while.

Shortly after Curtis got there, his colleague noticed a handbag which was on our balcony. We thought this was odd so we had a look.

Upon further investigation, it was soaked through but also empty! This made us think that maybe someone was robbed and then someone threw it up there, or someone was drunk and threw it there. Either way, it was an interesting start to the day.

Curtis had a good day after this. The day wasn’t too busy, but he got some things done.

Curtis did manage to give himself a cardboard cut, which wasn’t too pleasant.

Curtis left a bit earlier to get to Birkenhead and get his work credit card activated. Once he did this, he drove home.

Both of us;

Once Curtis was home, he did some ironing and washing up, as well as spent a good 10-15 minutes trying to open an electric toothbrush which was incredibly fun.

When Kim got home, she went to the gym with a work colleague! She did a variety of exercises and different machines. It was good for her to have someone who knew what they were doing.

Kim made an incredible dinner when she got home. It was a tomato and pasta bake with sweetcorn, mushrooms, chicken and ham! We have enough for a couple of days, too which saves some money.

Kim then watched love island, we made some lunch for tomorrow and then it was bed time!

This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 49 – Day 225: Auckland – Piha Beach

We woke up naturally at about 08:00 but didn’t want to get out of bed so we stayed in bed until 09:30.

We wanted to do something fun today, so getting up early was a good idea!

We got out of bed then decided we didn’t want to start the day just yet.. So we played a little bit of Fortnite.

We eventually had breakfast, nothing crazy just a couple of crumpets each, then started to get ready to go out.

We left the house around 12:00 and drove for an hour west to get to Piha Beach. The was a really beautiful scenic drive!

The beach is a black sand beach, which is caused by volcanic rock!

There were huge rocks around also, which made for some excellent photos!

We wandered around the beach and the day was perfect for it! Not too hot but by no means cold.

Kim noticed that one of the rocks (which was a mini-mountain really!) had stairs going up it. The only problem was that we couldn’t get across to it because there was water in the way. The plan was to find a way to drive to that side and explore.

The rock in question

We went for a walk down to the other side of the beach before we left to find out way across.

We got to the other side and climbed over some rocks to another small beach. On this beach we unfortunately saw a deal seal and a dead (big) bird of some sort! This was clearly an unlucky beach…around the corner from that, there was a big set of rocks which the waves crashed off of and the waves went incredibly high!

We then left here and went to find a way up to the other rock.

We drove down the road for a little bit and found a car park to park in to get there.

We had to walk for a bit and then got to the rock. It turns out that the rock is called ‘lion rock’!

We walked up it to the top (at least the top of where you are allowed to go) and got some photos. We also sat for a bit because it was tiring!

The view

We then made our way back down and we were getting increasingly hungry on the way back do decided it was lunch time.

We drove to a cafe we saw on the way to the beach which was called Elevation. This is the highest cafe in Auckland.

The food was great but the service wasn’t too good, unfortunately.

Curtis had eggs benedict and Kim had a cheesesteak sandwich!

After this we drove home and did nothing special for the rest of the night. We just watched some TV and had a quick dinner of homemade Chinese chicken with rice.

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This time last year!

Poroporoaki!

– Mr & Mrs Hale