Christchurch and Greymouth

April 1st was the Easter Day.  Day before, March 31st,  we  were leaving Wellington and flying to the South Island, to Christchurch. Before leaving, early in the morning, we  boiled 6 eggs for our Easter meal. We boiled them in our own brewed dye that was reddish brown color. Unfortunately, our eggs were brown already… Read More →


We arrived to Wellington and that’s where our itinerary with Relaxing Journeys was over. We had almost three full days in Wellington and were on our own. We had to figure out what to do and where to go and keep in mind that we were there on Easter weekend, when many offices and stores… Read More →

Taupo and Napier

From Rotorua we traveled more south and our next stop was Taupo. Taupo is located at the outlet of  Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. It is in the caldera  of the Taupo volcano with a surface area of 616 square kilometers (238 sq mi).  The caldera was created by supervolcanic  eruption which occurred approximately 26,500 years… Read More →


Rotorua is another must to see in New Zealand’s North island. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers  and hot mud pools. We had two nights there and we wished we had more. So much to see! Not only to see but also to smell! Rotorua has the nickname Sulphur City, because… Read More →

Finally-New Zealand!

I know many of my friends are patiently waiting until I can tell them about my recent trip to New Zealand.  After I returned and was still struggling with a jet lag, I had to deal with a harsh reality: to make three small quilts in a week! Now, when that is behind me and… Read More →