Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Rough night, waking up ever hour, probably the excitement of having what turned in to a 5 hour outing. First on my list was fuel for the car followed by a coffee for me

I also read the paper while at McDonalds, but it wasn't very interesting. After a while I decided to look at photo opportunities, something artful perhaps?

Eventually made it to the Auckland Art Gallery, the new building is fab with lots of interesting displays. I sat overlooking the road from their coffee shop, for $4.50 I would have preferred a better coffee but the ambience's was nice and they had a lot of pretty staff.

Lovely relaxing fun, but sometimes more is better....

So 30 minutes in Supre Queen St to try on a hot PVC dress, looked really nice, molded to my breasts, but it was a bit to hot and I need to get changed back to my clothes to cool down.

Theres always one thing I've wanted to do, girl style......
Sky Tower is a restaurant and it also has 2 observation decks with fabulous views (especially when I'm there). Today was Sky City birthday so they had cheap $15 admission. I must have demonstrated to over 20 kids and a stack of teens that it was OK to jump on the glass floors 220 meters above the ground. I had so much fun with everyone, kids were great, the face painters were very well skilled, adults were great fun - a real blast for me.
Sorry about the photo quality, daughters 3.2M pink camera fits nicely into my handbag


Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel, looks like you had a fun day out. I have been out again this morning. Had a little walk about it was around 7:30 people commuting to work. Got a few glances but I keep telling myself they do not expect to see a man so will not be looking at me in that way. Anneke.

Rachel said...

Well done Anneke,
If a few glanced at you, it's just the same at a small coffee shop.
I think 99% of people like to be nice
I also reason that, if everyone thinks I'm insane, I might as well enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel, Another Monday early morning outing and walk about. Still just going to quiet areas that have not yet woken up for the day have a wander around window shopping. Then back home and sat all dressed up drinking coffee. Looked at the clock and it was 11:45 thought I better check my mobile and I find a message from my partner " home for lunch". I have never got changed so fast. Shoes and clothes packed away make up off, boy clothes on, phew!!!!!!! Learnt a lesson to always check my mobile.

Rachel said...

Phew alright, surprises like that can be a definite game changer for partners. What would have happened if she wanted to surprise you and didn't text?
I used to rent a lockup, at a storage facility (when I was building my house) and I also used to use it as a changing room.