Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Taking flight....

In between all the boring stuff we have been making the most of our last few weeks in Auckland. Now we only have a few days left and a list as long as my arm to get through... annoying, dull little jobs that I won't bore you with here. 

Instead, something pretty. Auckland on a shining winter's day, a backdrop to the Matariki Kite Festival. 

Matariki was the name given by ancient Maori to a small cluster of stars. They believed the appearance of Matariki signified the end of one year and the beginning of another. 

Kites have an ancient link to Matariki - Maori believed they connected heaven and earth. On a day like this I quite believed it too. 
Heaven for small boys and kite geeks alike and there were plenty of both...


  1. What vivid colours..the kites are amazing! I had nearly forgotten how green the grass is in Auckland at this time of year too..a beautiful contrast. My Auckland parents used to send over lovely kites for the kids when they were growing up and they had lots of fun with them too.

  2. Wow - it looks gorgeous!!! I didn't even know it was on - my kids would have loved it. I'm new to your blog - you have some gorgeous things here - I'm off to have a look around :-)

  3. Hello Ann:
    How very jolly, colourful and great fun all of this looks to be. The situation, close to the water and yet so near to the city, appears wonderful.

    We do hope that you get through your list of things to be done.

  4. Wow - I can't believe you have only a few days left Ann. The time seems to have flown. The kites look amazing - how is the little one coping with his plaster?
    Inspired by junior masterchef, my girls made your heavenly chocolate brownie today. I'm about to 'judge'!!

  5. How nice to leave Auckland on such a colourful high note, Ann!

  6. wonderful images - enjoy ! le xox

  7. Just stunning, Ann. You always manage to find something uplifting to write about, even in the middle of the muddle! J x


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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