We eat coffee for breakfast. Chemex edition

If money, space and time wasn’t an issue I would gift myself a lovely espresso machine. A shiny orange beauty! Unfortunately I will have to save up for just a weeeee bit longer before I go out to buy one. So what are my options? Buying an espresso on the way to work is a nice treat, although it works out to be a bit expensive. The thing which … Continue reading We eat coffee for breakfast. Chemex edition

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Hello weekend!

Hello? How far is the weekend now please? Oh it’s here! Can I see 5 things to do over the weekend please? Certainly! 1.     I LOVE JAPAN! Therefore, I am beary excited about this thing called Japan Day happening on Sunday, April 12 at The Cloud and Shed 10. Nice little festival with fun activities from 10 am to 6pm. 2.     While you are in … Continue reading Hello weekend!

What’s happening in Auckland – late March edition

Oh horror! Warm days in Auckland are numbered! Better be quick and get out and see what’s happening in the big little city. “Thanks” to a combination of the nasty flu, visitors, fatigue and happy sunny days I have been a little slack with regular updates. But I’m back and here are the top 5 of things to do this month. 1. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading What’s happening in Auckland – late March edition

This month in Auckland

What is happening in and around Auckland in February? Silo Cinema is continuing a very successful and busy season with a super selection for February. Lineup for the next month looks like this: 30 January – Point Break 6 February – Mt.Zion  13 February – The Rocky Horror Picture Show 20 February – Pulp: a film about Life, Death and Supermarkets 27 February – The Great Gatsby  Movies start … Continue reading This month in Auckland

Hungry bear’s guide to yum char

With an increasing Asian population in New Zealand, yum char restaurants are not exactly a novelty in Auckland. What exactly is yum char and how do you eat it? Yum char literally means ‘’drink tea‘‘ in Chinese,  and is referred to a process of.. well drinking tea and sampling a selection of sweet and savoury dishes around lunch time. Best way to enjoy it is … Continue reading Hungry bear’s guide to yum char

Coffee time

Last week my friend Maria asked me about the current coffee situation in Auckland. Maria (hello there and I miss you :)) has been living in London for a little while now, and most times when we talk on the phone, the conversation swings towards a discussion about local (for both of us) prices. We covered most areas already (movies, food, transport…) so sure enough … Continue reading Coffee time