Getting Excited!


The Taranaki International Arts Festival is back this August.  This festival runs every two years, and brings amazing talent and vibrancy to New Plymouth.

I can’t wait!  I have 3 pages of events that I want to go to.  The last time the festival was in town, I booked us into so many shows that Rodney was literally begging me to stay home.  So this time, I have a ‘go alone’ list and a list of things I think he might be interested in.

Some of my ‘must do’s’ include:



“Explore a giant world of luminous light and colour inside a walk-through inflatable sculpture as big as a football field on New Plymouth’s foreshore.”

Ummm, yes, yes I will.


Or Middle Aged Man In Lycra….sounds hilarious

The Speigletent

Can I book a ticket for every night in this tent?  There is a bar, and music, and this fantastic tent!

Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter

Girls night out already in the works


It’s because of festivals and events like these that we chose to make this awesome place our home and create this House.   I can’t wait to hear what shows our guests go to…and might make Rod winge again about going out too much…but hey, he’ll have two years to get over it.