Back Roads and Sunshine: A Playlist

Steal My Heart Away
Van Morrison – Down the Road

Beast of Burden – Remastered
The Rolling Stones

Gypsy
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

Dreams
Fleetwood Mac

Islands In The Stream
Bee Gees

Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay
Otis Redding

Take it Easy
Eagles

Bring It On Home To Me
Sam Cooke

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
Looking Glass

With A Little Help From My Friends
Joe Cocker

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Elton John Caribou

What are your favourites!?

xo

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Have a treat! Yummy Eats!

Yummy eats aren’t just for travelling!

Yummy eats are also for sunny Saturday’s in your home town!

I am always on the run for the newest place to find a stellar meal.

However, I think there are a few things that make a meal truly stellar!

The first big one, of course, is GREAT food. However, the second big one for me is the actual service in the restaurant or cafe. This often makes or breaks a place for me. And hey hey, I know, I have worked in a busy cafe, I know how rude customers can be and how easy it is to get over it! I get it, I get it! But on the other side of it, as a customer, I just genuinely value a great all round experience when I go out to eat.

Matapouri: Northland, New Zealand

Behold! Just one example of New Zealand’s hidden beauties: Matapouri.

This scenic dream is located towards the top of NZ’s North Island (as you would probably would have assumed from ‘Northland’).

In a way Matapouri reminded me of Palm Springs; I think that was because of the general ‘holiday home’ type vibe that I got. However, Matapouri is on the coast and therefore lines a beach. Quite geographically different to the lovely Palm Springs. Moreover, Matapouri does not have tonnes of shops and hotels.