Romantiques is one of Palmerston North’s oldest antiques stores housing gorgeous vintage finds from different eras and places.
The store itself is musty and smells of old books, and forgotten treasures.
Sunday morning was gloomy grey. The skies were dim with a hint of drizzle, and I would have continued nesting in my warm bed had my sister not announced she was heading to the weekly Palmy Farmer’s Market.
The Palmy Farmer’s Market sets up in Palmerston North every Saturday and Sunday morning from as early as 7 am till noon. It is a collection of stalls set up by local farmers from the neighboring towns, and Palmerston North residents flock here every weekend for great deals on fresh, organic farm produce.
28th August, 2015: Today marks the 25th anniversary of Daffodil Day in New Zealand.
Daffodil Day is Cancer Society New Zealand’s annual fundraising event. It was created to raise cancer awareness, as well as encourage donations for cancer research and funding the care of cancer patients in New Zealand.
Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings, and is therefore the perfect icon for Cancer Society New Zealand.
I landed in Auckland, New Zealand late into the night after a 20 hour flight from Dubai via Singapore.
My brother lives in Auckland, and as soon as I got to his bachelor pad I hit the snooze button.
I had a mid-morning flight to catch to our hometown Palmerston North the next morning, and we decided to make use of the earlier half of the day by visiting the Fo Guang Shan Temple.
After an epic tour around Rotterdam and beyond on Day 2, we decided to sleep in past 10 am and just made it to the communal breakfast at NH Jan Tabak Hotel.
It was a lovely sunny morning, and we decided to do the 20 minute walk to the Bussum train station.
After spending a very memorable day around Amsterdam city on Day 1, we barely managed to stumble out of bed, shower and head to breakfast.