Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010....................Welcome 2011

A continuation from my last year's post........

2010 was a super year. I cannot complain again. I visited both the Andamans and Ladakh. Crossed a few things off my bucket list - an African safari, a sky dive, a river rafting experience and the Passion Play. Visited 3 new countries - Hungary, Norway and South Africa. Got promoted yet again. Worked on strengthening my team at work. Spent some serious time with my family.

What would I like for 2011?? I honestly don't know. But I hope and pray that I will be able to take anything and everything in my stride and have the courage to be the person I am meant to be.

So once again, Goodbye 2010 and Welcome 2011.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Lights in Auckland

Twinkling fairy lights and stars and other glittering displays go hand in hand with Christmas. However in Auckland they take it to the next level where there are spectacular displays of Christmas lights in various suburbs.

We checked out Skilgate Avenue where most of the residents had decorated their homes and yards.

The Nativity scene was absolutely great.

Then there were one off ones where individuals had taken extensive trouble to display their skills and talents.

I love the Santa playground theme at Lanier Place.

But the best was the awesome display at Croydon Road which was in aid of Starship foundation. And guess what! It was the home of an Indian family. Indians are rocking the world! :)

I love the Santas on the see-saw!

There was a toy train that went around the snowmen!