The start of spring in Argentina is often marked with a celebration, as well as Día del Estudiante or National Student Day. At my school, we celebrated with a small spring party with costumes. Unlike New Zealand, in Argentinian school everyone stays in the same class and have the same classmates and classroom throughout the […]
Last night was a real eye-opener for me. Late night Halloween in Auckland brought out the creativity that New Zealand is known for. Since immigrating here 12 years ago, I have been incorrectly referring to Halloween as a “children’s” holiday in New Zealand. I thought the MOTAT Olde Hallow’s Eve event last week was pretty […]
In April I attended a Very Vintage Day Out in Auckland with my sister and a group of friends. There was an indoor market and vintage cars in the outdoor section. It was a really fun day, and I enjoyed myself a lot. Here are my favourite vintage day photos: Sarah’s Sunday Snapshots is now back […]
Last week while at a waterfront cafe in Wellington, New Zealand mum and I came across a glass case containing the costume of Legolas from the Lord of the Rings (LoTR). Me, as a huge LoTR fan, became extremely excited when we found out that there was a whole trail of Hobbit movie costumes scattered about […]
As this is the last Saturday before the end of the year, I thought today I would share some of my 2014 photo highlights. What do you think of my collection of favourite photos? Do you have any 2014 photo highlights?
Recently, I was invited to a Steampunk party organised by one of my friends. I really love getting into costume (which you probably already know from the blog posts about the LARPing I’ve been doing recently, and when I dressed up as a Hobbit for LibraryCon several months ago) so this was a lot of fun. There were a lot […]
Photographing Moonbright: Stranger in the Woods, I stood in the sidelines and really didn’t follow the unfolding story very well. To add to my confusion, players occasionally jumped out at me: Like the The Crucible, (the LARP my daughter participated in last month), Moonbright is an on-going Live Action Role Playing event. Stranger in the […]
Watching my daughter participate in her first LARP (Live Action Role Play), I can see why she is so attracted to the experience. She reads fantasy, writes fantasy, and now it comes alive. This particular on-going New Zealand LARP game is called The Crucible, and will be played for three years. Even being the youngest […]