A Travellerspoint blog

March 2013

Another busy month

The Stone Roses, Ed Sheeran, Basement Theatre, Elvis and Geocaching....

sunny 26 °C

Another month of busy times has passed....

We have had a couple of trips to the theatre - our favourite Auckland venue, The Basement. As part of the Auckland Fringe Festival there have been more shows than ever on at the Basement. We opted for The Celery Stories. It was an amazing night set in Myers Park. We were given a meeting place and a time and then we were led, mostly by the pied piper, through the park where at each and every turn there was a story book character waiting to tell their story. As we entered the park there were HUGE animated trolls projected onto the trees roaring and grunting. As we continued we met a drunken rapunzel up a tree, a naked emperor in his 'new clothes' (yes we got to see EVERYTHING!), a very scary witch who told me "You have lovely hair my pretty, I am going to cut it off while you sleep and keep it!" all the while she was stroking it! We also got to meet red riding hood, the little mermaid and the princess and the pea. The show ended with Sleeping Beauty getting awoken by the prince and us all getting to dance at the ball under a snow machine before having to run 'home' because the clock was striking midnight. 'Home' was back at The Basement where, to enter, we had to go through The Castle (a bouncy one!) to get to the bar! A thoroughly entertaining night and very reminiscent of our Secret Cinema adventures in London.

We managed to nab ourselves two free tickets to another show the following weekend - this time 'A Night to Dismember'- a hilarious one man show which is just to weird to explain but had all the audience laughing throughout. It won't be long before we head back to The Basement, great entertainment at a great price.

We spent another sunny Sunday with the Hills at Elvis in the Gardens. Another chance to sit in a pretty park and listen to a variety of Elvises whilst we catch up on all the gossip!

We caught up Cheryl and Darren again a couple of days later when we headed to Vector Arena to see The Stone Roses.
We had a brilliant night singing and dancing to some old tunes.

The end of Feb marked our first year in our house and 18 months in the country - wow that time has gone quickly!

This week we caught up with our kittens foster mum Nicola for a nice meal in Mission Bay. We had another trip to Vector (Gerald's fourth as he went to see Linkin Park and Offspring without me) to see Ed Sheeran. He was brilliant! We put on a great show and clearly enjoyed playing to such a big crowd. He was telling us that when he started the tour it was to a crowd of 60 in Birmingham - 15 months later he has his finale in Auckland to a crowd of 12,000!

The weather has continued to be amazing.
So today we decided to combine a nice walk with some geocaching. We knew there was a series of 14 caches hidden on the North Shore so we headed there after lunch and spent about 3 hours tramping through three separate reserves to find them. The trails took us along cliff side tops with views of the city
and through beautiful, shady forests and sunlit dappled roads.
It was pretty hard going in places as there were some super steep paths but it was a very enjoyable walk with some great views to keep us occupied and we found all fourteen caches so went home happily.

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