October 11, 2012

A Week Away

Like I said in my last post (all the way back on September the 21st - where does the time go?) I recently headed off to New Zealand for a week's holiday...

And, my oh my, what a beautiful country! It felt like there was a picture-perfect-postcard moment every 5 minutes. My camera's defiantly got a work out on that little trip that's for sure. Spending a week traveling around the North Island with my marvelous mum was all kinds of fantastic! She's one of the best traveling buddies this girl could ask for.

I was planning to write up a day-by-day posts but then I thought it would be better to condense it down to my favorite-favorite images with a little highlights write up. So here goes:

Highlights:- mum and I spending the majority of the week laughing (sometimes til tears ran down my face), stunning scenery, learning a bit about Maori culture, the Redwood forest, geysers and tulips at Rotorua, seeing a real live Kiwi (the bird... but I did meet heaps of Kiwi people too!), my mispronunciation of almost every single town (it was decided that I should probably never share any of these with a New Zealander), winding roads, the themed gardens in Hamilton, going up Sky Tower in Auckland while mum waited safely on the ground - not such a fan of heights is my mum, taking photos of the majestic wonder of everything that is New Zealand and last but certainly not least spending some quality time with my mum.

Most of the places we stayed at had little to no internet connection which was a little bit of a bummer as I had planned on sharing more as I traveled along on my Twitter and Instagram feeds. But that's okay... Note to everyone heading overseas though - check that your mobile phone doesn't automatically connect to mobile data when Wi-Fi isn't in range. Just got my phone bill and OUCH!

All in all it was a magnificent week away and New Zealand is most defiantly on my 'must visit again sometime soon' list. I don't think I'd ever get bored of the place! My two instant cameras made the trip with me and once I can figure out how to get a decent quality scan I'll be sure to share a few of my instant pics of NZ. There are some really lovely ones in the collection. So keep an eye out for that!

Thanks for reading about my break away. I'd love to know what your favorite picture of the bunch is! Until next time my lovely readers... Take care



  1. Absolutely stunning photography Tafline. Sorry but I cannot pick a favorite as they are all great. xoxoxo

  2. Interesting blog, many good shots.

  3. Awesome Photos. Highlights section of prose could be improved. Seeing as though you're a photographer first and a blogger second I shall overlook it. Are you going to post any of those Polaroids? Simply stunning scenes selectively shot; the true brilliance of a photographer with an ability to satisfy the strongest of aesthetic appetites