Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My walk to the village

the gentle waves at Little Oneroa beach looked lovely

Do hope your new week is off to a great start.

Had some errands to run this morning, so instead of driving down in the car, I walked to the little village
The sky looked overcast and as if we might be in for a shower, {which would be very welcome,}  so I took my umbrella in my basket.
Here are a few pictures I took when I got down there
Boutiques if you are in the mood for shopping

 I was amused at the slogan on the tee-shirt, 'No shirt, no shoes, no problem'! As it is a beach resort, it can be a little like that and often the choice of footwear is a comfy pair of jandals, which do not look out of place here.
Love that you can see, smell and hear so much more with the birds singing, monarch butterflies flying about ( not quick enough to get a photo) and then the noisy cicadas making a racket.
Butchers and Bicycles
Granville from the show Open all Hours, would have loved this bike delivering goods for Arkwright
Every summer various artists display their work around the village and it is good to see what they do

Walking back home there is a hill, ... Goodwin Avenue is a sure workout for the day and it is always lovely to get home and take off ones shoes and have a glass of water and a sit down.

Have a lovely week


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    Sounds like being in a lovely place and such a little walk is so good for all of us!
    Enjoy your stay.

  2. I enjoyed my walk with you around the village thank you Carolyn!
    I've spent more time on the water surrounding Waiheke than I have on land!
    Oneroa is a great little village.
    At last we have had a little shower of rain - my garden is looking happier.
    Enjoy your week

  3. Dearst Carolyn,
    what a wonderful walk! Thank you for taking us with you!
    Wishing you a lovely week too, my dear friend!
    Love, hugs and blessings to you!
    Claudia xoxox

  4. Hi Carolyn, I loved joining you on your morning walk to the village. From the gentle waves,to your description of the sound of the birds and the butterflies and the shops! I hadn't come across the word jandals, that's such a great word! Hope you get some rain soon! Sarah x

  5. This was nice and relaxing begining of the week! Have a nice week!

  6. A wonderful walk to the village with a nice view on the sea. These photos remember to our visit to New Zealand, too long ago already...
    Regards, janneke

  7. It looks fabulous and we are hoping to visit when we are in Auckland at the end of next week :-)

    Leeann x

  8. Hello Carolyn,
    The village is just beautiful. What a lovely place.
    Big hug

  9. What a beautiful beach! It looks like a nice village too, i like the sculpture of the bee

  10. Walking is so much nicer. Looks like a lovely village. I think I would be wandering there all the time. :)

  11. It looks cozy there Carolyn, how long do you walk to get there ? I can walk to the nearest (only grocery ) shops, and it will take me about 25 minutes, to get there, and then home again :-) I mostly drive, and prefer walking along the beach .
    I hope your day is good dear friend, and send you loving thoughts .
    Dorthe, xx

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  13. Thanks for the little tour, dear Carolyn! The beach is amazing. I love that it is bordered by trees. It's wonderful that you have those artwork exhibition on the streets in the summer.
    "No shoes, no shirts, no problems" is a song by Kenny Chesney.
    Have a great week!

  14. I enjoyed my walk by your side, my dearest Carolyn, thank you, your village sounds so captivating !
    Have a most beautiful new week, sweetie
    sending love and hugs to you

  15. Hi Carolyn, A beautiful walk to a darling destination. Thank you for sharing a tour of this charming town. Love the artwork displayed around town. And the saying is fun and yes, a song by Kenny Chesney.
    Blessings for a great week. xo

  16. Wow what a wonderful walk..the village is so beautiful..
    Thank you for taking us all along with you
    Big hugs x

  17. I really enjoyed my walk with you! Thanks for sharing this beautiful place, the beach is gorgeous!!!

  18. Love your summer Walk.....what a lovely shops.....i look forward to spring.....i cant wait......it is verry cold right now.....hope spring Will come soon.....love Ria x

  19. So lovely to go on this walk with you! It looks much warmer than it is here right now. I really enjoyed my virtual walk in the sun! xx

  20. What a sweet summer walk, dear Carolyn! Lovely to see the beach, shops and artwork. Monarchs and cicadas.....I can't wait for summertime! Enjoy that beautiful summer sunshine! Hugs xo Karen

  21. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

  22. What a lovely village you live in Carolyn!

    Madelief x

  23. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a lovely walk and beautiful village. I hope the weather was ok for your walk.. In you sweet comment you left for me you had mentioned it was sweltering hot.. It has been the same here.
    Today I see rain clouds and the weatherman predicts a 20 degree drop and rain.. Crazy weather.
    Wishing you a joyful week.

  24. Carolyn, it's so nice sometimes to get away from our familiar surroundings and see another town. I just did the same this week. This is a charming little village with boutiques, bicycles, and interesting art. Love that unique bicycle - have never seen one like it before.

    It's always nice when we return home after a long day out. When we step outside the comforts of our own home we appreciate coming back to it even more.

    Have a nice weekend, Carolyn.


  25. Oh that looks so lovely.
    Just love the bicycle and yes Granville would love it!

    Thank you for sharing these lovely images

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend

    All the best Jan

  26. Gorgeous I love everything you share

  27. Hello Carolyn, I’ve just got back from a walk, sat down with a cup of tea and joined you on your walk. You live in a lovely part of the world thank you for sharing some of it. Barbara xx

  28. Thank you for taking us on a wonderful stroll. Kelly


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