2008-10-14

The City Where I grew Up





I love Auckland City but not the problems that come with urban living. Twenty years ago it wasn't a very busy place. Now that's changed and new developments are going on all over the CBD. They held the America's Cup here then lost it - not that I really worried too much about that. I'm two hours drive away from a city with just over a million people. These are some photos I took the last time I went for a visit. The tower is the Auckland Sky tower at 326 mtrs it's not the tallest in the world but it's now a landmark on the city skyline. We're lucky that we have two coasts so close. The beach is only ten minutes from me down the road. I am so looking forward to the summer time! I love living here on the farm. I don't miss the city not one bit. Here's to rural living!

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  1. Weird I was just thinking about this yesterday as I was out in my garden looking out over the views of farmland and mountains. I miss the convenience of shops and food markets etc in the city but I know that living in a small country rural town is way better for my children to grow up in.

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  2. I'm glad you came to your senses like I did and left the big city....now you know all the sights, smells and sounds and experiences that you missed the whole time you were there dont you!

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  3. Country girl at heart. I grew up next to a dairy farm when I was little then we moved into the urban areas of Auckland. I literally had a culture shock. When I was a teenager - great. Now I'm older nah - I prefer where I am. My kids have done so much better here than they ever would in the city. I do miss the convenience of the markets but...I chose to live here. So who cares. More fun chasing stock around the farm!!!!

    Rae I know what you mean. I lived and worked right in the CBD of Auckland for a couple of years. I loved it then and still do now. I made the right choice coming to where I am now.

    Amy sorry to hear about your son's bike. Anything I can do let me know.

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