Life quietened down with my two children headed back way down South. We stayed on at Ambury Farm Park in Mangere Bridge for a few more days, catching up with things. Wyn spotted something about a French theme street day in Remuera on the following Saturday so we headed on over to see what it was about. Crikey there is money evident everywhere you turn in Remuera. Even the little dogs look classy. More poodles than you could throw a stick at. (And maybe more spent in a week on their grooming than I allow myself for a year?)
We’d been hoping for French pastries but these were a bit thin on the street in Remuera. So we moved on to Parnell to check out their weekly French market. This was the real deal. Platoons of pasties. Companies of croissants. Battalions of baguettes. Far too much yummy food things. Yum. Yum yum yum. It would have been wrong to have not tried a few. How else could we have reported how yummy they really were?
We followed up with a wander around the well-maintained streets of Parnell. Checking out all the well-maintained villas. Avoiding the well-maintained cafes.
We were close enough to The Bays and decided to have a drive-around. So did a fair proportion of Aucklanders by the looks. We fluked a park at Mission Bay and enjoyed a walk around the beach and park. It was a gorgeous afternoon and everyone was making the most of it. So did we.
Gallery of photos – Auckland City July 2013
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