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Miriam Dunningham
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I love my family, travel, meeting people from all cultures, reading, music, photography, walking and hiking and loads of other things, oh, and did I mention travel? I love life and want to make the most of mine.
I love my family, travel, meeting people from all cultures, reading, music, photography, walking and hiking and loads of other things, oh, and did I mention travel? I love life and want to make the most of mine.

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A Foodie Weekend in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Recently I went to visit my cousin, John and his wife, Jan, in their new home in Napier. They had relocated from Auckland about a year ago so I was looking forward to seeing them and learning about their new life in  Hawkes Bay.  As it turned out my short v...
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Those Pesky Single Supplements And How To Avoid Them
It is enough to strike terror into the heart of any solo traveller, that asterisk below a great travel deal that sends you to the small print below which tells you "Single Supplement applies".  Your delight soon turns to disappointment when you realise that...
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Ika Bowl , Auckland - Nutritious, delicious, Polynesian food
Art by Askew One The first thing you notice when you walk into Ika Bowl is the stunning wall art by artist, Askew One, next, your eyes are  drawn to the wide array of delicious fresh food laid out in bowls ready to be made into poke.  Poke, or raw fish sala...
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Larnach's Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
High on the hills of the Otago Peninsula is New Zealand's one and only castle, although its not really a castle. The former stately home of William Larnach (1833-1898)  gained the 'castle' nick name from its Gothic Revival design. He called it The Camp, whi...
Larnach's Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
Larnach's Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Missmoo's Kitchen - The sweetest Little Coffeehouse in Auckland
There is nothing more nostalgic than the sight and smell of Grandma's baking and this is what Tracy Mulholland has perfectly replicated in her pretty coffeehouse in St Heliers, Auckland. Tracy Mulholland aka Missmoo Having had a successful 27 year career in...
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New Zealand's Fjords Are Truly Spectacular
It is all too easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of overseas travel and forget about the beauty surrounding you in your own country.  Years ago the New Zealand tourism board had a campaign with the slogan "Don't leave town until you've seen the countr...
New Zealand's Fjords Are Truly Spectacular
New Zealand's Fjords Are Truly Spectacular
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The Queen Mary 2 - Back to the Golden Age of Travel
In the 21st century, when life seems to hurtle by at break neck speed, it is an absolute joy to turn back the clock for a while and travel from A to B at a slower more leisurely pace.  My recent 9 day cruise on the Queen Mary 2 gave me just such an opportun...
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Step Back in Time at The Howick Historical Village, Auckland
Three years ago I visited the marvelous historical village of Den Gamle By in Aarhus, Denmark. It was a wonderful experience and I wrote about it in a blog on 4/3/15 ( you may find this in the search box)  Last weekend, at a loss as to how to spend a dull a...
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The Street Art of Glen Innes, Auckland - Bradley Lane
All over the world street art has become a popular way of bringing art to the masses.  Many cities now have art trails showcasing enormous murals covering the sides of buildings -  Berlin has the Dirkenstrasse area, Zagreb has at least 15 giant sized murals...
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Waiheke Island - a jewel in Auckland's crown
It's a dilemma a lot of families must face - where to go on holiday when you have a small child who gets car sick just driving across your own city.  Luckily we have Waiheke Island, just 21.5 kms by sea from  our homes in Auckland so it was a no-brainer.  Y...
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