12 September 2011

♥ Weekend Bliss ♥


This weekend I felt so proud of our Nation of New Zealand, as we host the Rugby World Cup.  As I watched the opening ceremony on Friday night, I felt tears fill my eyes as I listened to Dave Dobbyn sing songs that took me back to my childhood, and enjoyed the amazing cultural display that always reminds me of my homeland.


On Saturday, we visited the opening of our new markets at the Town Basin of Whangarei.  Seriously impressed with our awesome city.  This is now to be a weekly event on Saturday mornings, stalls filled with crafts, delicious goodies and a new extended board walk along the harbour with amazing sculptures and plaques showing the history of the area.


Such an awesome weekend... I love New Zealand!!


Joining in with {Life Made Lovely Monday}

21 comments:

  1. Wasn't Friday night AMAZING !
    We took the kids up Mt Eden and along with heaps n heaps of others watched the most spectacular firework display.
    LOVE your craft markets

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  2. Wow I had no idea there was so much going on down at the basin. We'll have to go this Saturday. Isn't our town looking fab as you drive around it now!! I was so totally proud of being a Kiwi this weekend too!!

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  3. Yay for a great weekend .. we got to see the opening ceremony live! Bit of a shame about the muck up with the public transport in Auckland - I would've been SOOO mad if I was caught on that train!!

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  4. I was in whangarei for the weekend and went to the markets too! Very awesome! And in a wayy more beautiful location than the auckland ones I frequent! haha

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  5. Will have to check out the basin...looks like a lot has changed lately!

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  6. That market looks so cool!
    yeah New Zealand is the coolest

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  7. What a weekend alright! SO cool, and I join you in being a proud kiwi... We had a bbq and watched the opening ceremony with friends from school - we loved the opening ceremony - amazing! Love the spring like weather I can see at the Basin too...

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  8. wow kristy that's one amazing weekend! congrats to NZ for hosting the rugby world cup.

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  9. I so did not even know we had markets opening! :) Yay for a great weekend xo

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  11. Hey Kristy, was going to ask if you saw my Mum and Dad down there, they were selling my stuff (and theirs) and then I see the PHOTO!!!! eeeee!!! those are my russian dolls! did you introduce yourself???
    I can even see my dad's head in one of your pics!! Lol

    oh...and HOMESICK (for Whangas mostly)

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  12. WOW, how awesome, that market in the town basin!
    NOW when Team B & TEam G head North to Sandy Bay, we can go for dinner with you all at the Fat camel and then stay the night... and head to the markets in the morning! Gail will be so excited... not so sure about the blokes tho??!! hahaha

    And YEAH, so proud of lil ole NZ

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  13. Looks like Whangarei is a place worth visiting. I've never been there. Those markets look great and the waterfront amazing. Dream of living on a coast one day. Cx

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  14. Niiice! I'm so missing NZ x

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  15. Awesomely fab weekend - loving the look of the new market :-)

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  16. Awww makes me miss Whangarei!

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  17. Hopefully your city does better than ours (Vancouver) , we tend to riot if we lose. Such a shame because we are a pretty great city.

    Its lovely when people unite.

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  18. I was up this weekend too and noticed the town is looking goooo-oood!

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  19. Now I really really want to visit New Zealand! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos. Looks like you had so much fun.

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  20. The babushka craft looks cute!

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