Thursday, May 24, 2012


Here are some more snaps from our holiday

Because of the time difference, back in NZ we are ahead by two hours, so to rise and shine early before the sun came up, was easy. Your inbuilt clock just seems to automatically tell you that it is time to get up.
Where you awaken every day and pull back the curtains to the magic of the sunrise and this was the view we were greeted with.
Something very special seeing the waves crashing on the beach and we could see some early bird surfers, catching a few waves to start the day.

Now to see some photos taken out the window from the apartment on the last day we were there.
Soul is the newest high rise luxury apartment on the skyline,  with apartments available  for sale and to rent and a shopping complex at ground level. A crane was still operating  but looks like it won't be long before completion.
The Ferris wheel and looking back up the river

While out driving we came across the Palazzo Versace and I felt like the paparrazzi as I took a few sneaky photos.

 A very impressive line up, of five shiny new Maserati's in the forecourt

 Hope that you are having a wonderful week
Carolyn xx


  1. What a wonderful view you had!!!! Ohhh, Maserats, and FIVE of them, whoo-hoo!!!

    Weekend is almost upon us. I hope you have a good one! Next week my husband is on vacation and I'm taking the week off from working as well. No plans, perhaps a few day trips!!



  2. You were certainly up amongst the clouds Carolyn and what a beautiful sunrise capture. Hope you are enjoying a lovely week xx

  3. Oh wow - gorgeous sunrise to greet you!!
    How wonderful to stay in an apartment so high up you're almost in the clouds - amazing views!!

    Palazzo Versace - looks like just that and no less than 5 maseratis would do!
    It's so in vigorating to get away before winter really takes hold - you'll have to go back in a couple of months!!!

  4. Hi Carolyn!!!!! what a wonderful post filled with inspiration....I always love seeing things through your eyes!!! and thank you for poppping by to see my buns!!! lol.....You have to try the was so good!!!!

  5. Carolyn you are just so lucky!!!! What a beautiful sight to see. I was just coming to your blog when I saw that you had just been to mine. Isn't that funny that we were thinking of each other at the same time????
    Have a wonderful time my sweet friend!
    hugs from here...

  6. J'aime beaucoup la première image,
    Belle journée Carolyn...


  7. Dear Caroyln,
    thank you so much for showing us those great pictures from NZ! A wonderful view you had in the appartment!
    thanks for sharing and have a happy week, my dear friend!
    Love and hugs,

  8. What a beautiful view and it is so nice to read that you have had a wonderful holiday.
    Now you can be again fitted against it.
    Are all the chores in the house ready?
    I look forward to the photos.
    I wish you a lovely week dear Carolyn
    Warm wishes, Mea

  9. The views are magnificent, these photos becomes great memories.
    Wish you a happy day/evening

  10. the view was really great and the clouds on the first shot-very pretty!

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  11. It was a great trip ...nice to see...enjoy your day

  12. Hi dearest...

    A little piece from Italy...Maserati...and Emilia (Italy) cry! :*

    Kiss. NI

  13. Good morning beautiful! WOW, I cannot imagine being on the other side of the world. Well, I guess I do know what it is like,having gone to Japan from Los Angeles once! But your destination here is quite impressive and SO BEAUTIFUL! Oh to be by the ocean.....

    Have a wonderful day my dear! Anita

  14. Great holiday pics - I'm jealous - I would love to be in Surfers right now!


  15. Thats a really great morning-view, dearest Carolyn!
    Oh, and nice Maseratis ;o))
    I'm happy that you had so wonderful holidays!
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  16. Isn't it nice to get away? What a beautiful place to stay with such great views. The beach didn't look so bad either. Glad you had a wonderful time.
    Have a happy weekend! Jenn xoxo

  17. How wonderful and so lovely that you were up early enough to see the sunrise. That happened to me in Hawaii and it was spectacular!

    Have a great weekend, Carolyn! xoxo

  18. lovely! I drove into the city (Chicago) with the kids one summer day and we pasted a hotel with a small motor court filled with those cars and others... people spilling out for their weekend. My son doug schooled me on the names of the cars and since it was a side street, we had time to enjoy them.

    I still like the simple, MG

    With Kindness,

  19. OH you was really in the skyes,almost- fantastic dear carolyn. The sunrise view is totally beautiful,and to be able to see all those gorgeous buildings from so up high, must have been so special.
    Hope it is also good to be home ,and enjoy the everyday.
    Hugs and kisses

  20. Wonderful photos of the sunrise!I love watching the sunrise especially in different countries on holiday,it feels even more special.

    Those Ferris wheels are appearing everywhere, many of the big towns towns in the UK have suddenly gained one in the last few years.
    Sarah x

  21. Awesome pictures Carolyn. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

    Much love,

  22. Hi Carolyn! I love the first photo:) Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

  23. What a great view in those photos! And those cars, wow! You must have a wonderful time there.
    Have a nice weekend!

  24. These are beautiful pictures of your trip, Carolyn. I'm glad that you got to view the surfers. They are so amazing to me. Sounds like you had a peaceful getaway.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  25. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wow, you certainly had a room in a high rise building with such spectacular view! Good for you that you enjoyed your trip. Guess I'm on the mend and with a few more days of medication I will be free from those side affects.
    Have a great Pentecost weekend.


  26. That must have been a spectacular view from your window.
    First time here and enjoyed going through your posts.

  27. Gorgeous views you had. I was imagining what it would be like to live in that new highrise with views like that. I bet it is very expensive.

  28. That's really amazing otherwise i don't look content like this but this one drawn me.
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