Friday, February 4, 2011

A Drive Up the Coast

Today my main (and only :) Squeeze Rhys planned a Saturday morning drive up the coast to a surprise spot. Half way there, I discovered that the surprise spot was just as much of a mystery to him. Never fear! We ended up in this lovely little place called Rona Bay: sea view on the right and on the left, rows of colorful houses. We stopped at this little cafe for tea...Tokyo Lime in a mini teapot. Stellar.
The bay was very charming and pretty and I wouldn't mind living in one of the yellow or pink or blue or green houses.

Even the bus stop wasn't too hard on the eyes.
A man gathering Kina (a type of shellfish)

Hope your weekend was fun too. 
xoxo, Joy


  1. What a beautiful blog :) I love the photos and can't wait to visit Tokyo Lime when I'm next in Wellington!

  2. My bad, the tea is called Tokyo Lime the cafe is called Chocolate Days, I should've included the name though, there isn't actually anything chocolate that I saw.

  3. Coming over from your mom's place...lovely to meet you here. Beautiful spot you discovered-- so sweet and quaint.

  4. Great name for your blog.The header is too cute.
    I'm looking forward to all your posts!! Welcome to blog land.
    your new blog friend,

    p.s. you have a great Mommy!

  5. Hi Joy! Just another one of your mother's ridiculous imaginary friends from blog world! Looks like a gorgeous drive. And, of course, you took a picture of the bus stop. Clearly, you are your mother's daughter!

  6. hi joy, congrats on your new blog...came by your mom.. my daughter is 20 and blogs as well about her year abroad (bolivia), but unfortunately in case you wanna still have a look...

    have fun with the writing!

  7. Welcome to blogging! I came over from your mom's. You have made a beautiful start here, and I for one am looking forward to seeing all the wonders of New Zealand through your eyes....already I'm loving that artistic bus stop. Looks like the people are quite friendly too, judging by smile and wave being sent you from the table in the first photo.

  8. Hi Joy! Your blog is beautiful. I have a friend in NZ and I'm always amazed at her facebook on that side of the world is the exact opposite of life on this side!
    Your mom is a bloggy friend and she sent us over here. Look forward to reading more!

  9. Hi Joy! A beautiful blog! What a nice journey. some of the best ones happen when you don't really know where you are going, but pay attention to every moment of the way! New Zealand! I wonder if I will ever get there! I'd love to!

  10. Hey! Dolly Biscuit!

    I love your mother. She's shameless.

    I look forward to reading your blog!

  11. Thank you everyone for the sweet comments :) I look forward to seeing you around my blog and checking out your blogs as well.



  12. wow living the artsy life in welly huh :P i like it!
    Look forward to reading more!

    -J :)

  13. Great photos especially enjoyed the bus stop and the joyous leap!

  14. loved -- LOVED -- that last photo. that's joy, for sure.

  15. I found your blog through a link on your Mom's site. The yellow Canary theme is great & I like your style.

    What wonderful pictures in this entry. I would love to go to New Zealand one day.... xoxo

  16. Thanks so much for your kind words Lindsay. Yes, New Zealand is very beautiful. You should visit.