super saturday

Tomorrow is Super Saturday here in New Zealand in an effort to get more people vaccinated and two TV stations will be broadcasting the even for most of the day.

It never occurred to me that I'd ever see a day that is set aside for a whole country to come together to get the 'jab' but then I've never been accused of creative thinking!

I guess it's just one more way that New Zealand is leading the way for the rest of the world.

Shot, bro!

(Please do not use this post to argue for or against vaccinations.
Your comments will not be published.)


mangamahu church


This little church is on Mangamahu Road and was built in 1907.

I found a video of Christmas carols being sung inside as a church in 2015,

but can't find any more about church services.

Click here for more information.


Riding Ducks

World War II amphibious vehicles called 'Ducks' that go from road to water 
are a  great way to tour of Rotorua.


Best Pound Cake

 I have gone through several recipes for Pound Cake and each one has its own pros and cons. Most of them have been a little dry...until this one!

Pound Cake Recipe

1-1/2 c butter

8 oz cream cheese

3 c sugar

6 large eggs

1 t vanilla

3 c flour

2 t salt

Combine butter and cream cheese.

Add sugar and mix until creamy. 

Add eggs, one at a time.

Stir in vanilla.

Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated.


Just before baking, spray two loaf pans generously with cooking spray. Pour batter into pans.

Bake at 300/150c for 60-70 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.