The pic at the top of this post is of Monte Cecilia Park. You may be wondering whether we were there on a weekday – but no it was on a holiday weekend – one of Auckland's largely unknown gems.
Talking of parks, they have finally planted replacement trees on One Tree Hill (which has in reality been no tree hill for several years). They did a dawn ceremony at which 9 young trees were planted – 6 pohutukawa trees and 3 totara trees – both are New Zealand natives. They are going to wait and see which tree becomes dominant. My guess will be a pohutukawa – they are incredibly hardy and will grow almost anywhere
I was watching an Antiques Roadshow recently and what did they have on but a Potpourri jar – so I had to put it into this Potpourri post.