Monday, May 30, 2016

Always great to celebrate a birthday

In the weekend we celebrated our dear daughters birthday.


We booked a table to dine at the Orbit Restaurant, which is up the Sky Tower. Just getting there, started off been problematic ... as we tried to go up in the lift, strong winds were whistling down and would not enable us to go, the door kept opening three times. In the end the attendant beckoned us to try another lift on the other side which seemed to be more sheltered.
Whish! ... up we went at a fast pace, with the speed and air pressure, my ears popped and do not like that feeling.
 
Auckland Harbour bridge in the distance

Perched high in the sky with a birds eye view, looking down over the City of Auckland and  was fun pointing out all the landmarks and tall buildings.
Always like the Metropolis building in the center

 As it was a rainy day the visibility wasn't great but took a few photos to show you. 


Sorry they are not the best,  but sometimes we can't pick the weather and we got to be up in the clouds and see the  rain trickling down the window panes.
the pink road is the new cycle way

Yet another year has flown by
Happy birthday Victoria and best wishes for a great new year ahead
 
Made sure I had room for  dessert - pavlova was delicious

thank you for your kindness in taking the time to visit Victoria's youtube channel - appreciate that.

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend dear friends and now wishing you a happy week ahead. 
hugs
Carolyn

53 comments:

  1. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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  2. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, VICTORIA :O)

    Deaerst CArolyn,
    it is so wonderful, you had sucha lovely and delicious Birthday with Victoria!

    Happy new week to you all,
    love and hugs and blessings, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

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    1. Thank you dear Claudia for your kind visit and birthday wishes for Victoria and your friendship.
      C

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  3. Belated birthday greetings to Victoria - I loved watching her on youtube, what a delightful beautiful girl, you must be so proud of her.

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    1. Many thanks for your kind note Rosemary, appreciate this very much and yes, we are very proud of Victoria.
      C

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  4. Oh...dearest, you daughter is wonderful. Fantastic pics and happy, happy birthday a Victoria and a you my nice friend a lot hugs and kisses. W.L. Bye. NI

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    1. Dear Ni,

      You are a kind friend and thank you for your sweet note you left.
      C

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  5. Happy Birthday to Victoria! Your daughter looks gorgeous, dear Carolyn. Mmhhh, yummy desserts! Good thing you left some room. :) The views from that restaurant are amazing.
    Have a great week!
    xo Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia for the lovely birthday wishes for Victoria. The dessert was delicious and lately I have not been eating sugar but make an exception for special occasions.
      C

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  6. Hello Carolyn,
    Happy belated birthday to your lovely daughter!
    Big hug
    Giac

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  7. Congratulations with your daughter Caroline....it look like a great dinner to me.....love happy week from me.....x

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    1. Thank you Ria and appreciate your visit. Yes, the meal was good.
      C

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  8. Happy belated Birthday to your beautiful daughter, dear Carolyn. What a special day you had up there, in the sky. Wonderful meal ,dessert and the magnificent view . I love the pink cycle way :-)
    Wish you a lovely new week !! oxox Dorthe

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    1. Dear Dorthe,

      Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes. Looking forward to trying out the new pink cycle way one of these days. Auckland is not very good for cycling as there Re so many hills
      C

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  9. dear carolyn,
    Congratulation to your daughter. the locally looks so nice, and the prospect is gigantic !beautiful!
    many greetings
    margit

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    1. Dear Margit,

      Thanks for your kind note you left. The view looking down on the City is amazing and good to pick out all the buildings around Auckland.
      C

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  10. Happy birthday to your daughter!
    Monique

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  11. Goodness, that does look very high ... but the views must be wonderful to see.

    I echo your words ...'Happy birthday Victoria and best wishes for a great new year ahead'

    Hope the week ahead is a good one for you

    All the best Jan

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    1. Many thanks Jan and yes it was high up in the sky.
      Thank you for the kind birthday wishes for Victoria, appreciate that.
      C

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICTORIA !!!

    I think the Orbit Restaurant is a stunning place where to celebrate, the view from there is truly breathtaking !

    Hope you also had a wonderful weekend I'm wishing you all my best for the new week just begun,
    sending my dearest love to you, sweetest Carolyn

    Dany

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    1. Thank you dear Daniela and yes the Orbit Restaurant was a fun place to dine.
      C

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  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh my, that turned into an adventure to beging with.
    Indeed, for such a fixed date like a birthday, the weather can be interfering.
    Some of those elevators ride like you're standing still and others indeed can have your stomach change position... But it looks like you had a great time and for a while also a fabulous view!
    Love your capital city and that pink cycling road would interest us very much; as long as it is not too hilly.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette,

      The pink cycling track does look like fun and we look forward to going for a ride along it.
      Thanks for your kind visit
      C

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  14. Hello Carolyn, I think I might have been a little afraid to get in the lift on a rainy day, so I really appreciate you sharing the photos. Your desert looks delicious. Happy Birthday Victoria. I hope you both have a lovely week, Barbara x

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    1. Thank you very much Barbara for your kind visit and birthday wishes for Victoria. Lovely to have your friendship
      C

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  15. Hello dearest Carolyn,

    first I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your beautiful daughter Victoria! The way up to the restaurant sounds exciting – I’m not sure if I would like tob e there on a stormy day ;o)) It’s similar tot he Donauturm-Restaurant in Vienna (Danube tower) where I’ve been a vew years ago and which is „only“ in 170 meters high - http://www.donauturm.at/en/restaurant/Default.aspx - I read the Orbit Restaurant is 190 meters above the ground… The dessert on Victorias plate looks absaolutely fabolous and so does the pavlova!

    Sending hugs to you, Traude

    http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2016/05/drauen-und-drinnen-mit-freunden-o.html

    PS: Great the you made your own soap lately! Perhaps I will try, too…

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    1. Dear Traude,

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes for Victoria. It is very high up and looking down at the ground almost makes you feel giddy.
      Soap making is fun and will do a post and share the recipe.
      C

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  16. birthday blessings to your beautiful daughter today is Logan's 4th birthday
    Love Jeanne

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    1. Thank you Jeanne for your kind birthday wishes.
      Happy 4th birthday to dear Logan - those years seem to have gone very quickly.
      C

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  17. Happy belated birthday to your beautiful daughter Carolyn, and wow what a view!

    Madelief x

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    1. Thank you Madelief for your kind words and yes, the view is amazing especially if the weather is good
      C

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  18. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! The restaurant is fantastic, the view from there is breathtaking
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you Alessandra for your kind note you left, appreciate this
      C

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  19. What a cool place to celebrate! Hope she had a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Thank you and yes, she did have a lovely birthday
      C

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    1. Thank you Carrie and the yes, the birds eye view is amazing
      C

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  21. Wishing Victoria a belated happy birthday.
    Orbit is great, we usually take out of town visitors there for lunch - it's a great way to get a feel for Auckland.
    You were so brave Carolyn to use the lift - after being stuck in one for 4 hours once I'm just a tad nervous now!
    Metropolis is my fave building too!
    Been a bit murky the last few days!
    Enjoy your week.
    Shane

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    1. Dear Shane,

      Being stuck in a lift for 4 hours must have been so scary and how awful for you. Thank you for the kind visit and birthday wishes for Victoria.
      C

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  22. Hi,Carolyn,
    Happy birthday to your daughter. I am sure you had a wonderful time with that sky view and a dinner!Those skyscrapers are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Tomoko I appreciate your kind note
      C

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  23. looks like a great place for a birthday meal!

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    1. Thanks Juliet, yes it is a great place for a birthday meal
      C

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  24. Whoa, that's high up! Happy birthday, Victoria! Looks like it was a fantastic dinner. :D

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    1. Many thanks Bella, for the kind birthday wishes for Victoria.
      C

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  25. Thank you for the tour. I didn't realise Auckland was so big.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth.
      Auckland is the largest City of New Zealand
      C

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  26. Happy Birthday to your dear daughter, Carolyn. Wow, what a view this is from the Sky Tower. Victoria looks so cute there getting ready to blow out the candle. :)

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you dear Sheri, for your kind note and birthday wishes for Victoria.
      Lovely to have your friendship,
      C

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  27. A very belated birthday wishes to Victoria. I'm glad you made it up the tower despite the wind, it looks an amazing place to celebrate her birthday! Sarah x

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Carolyn xx