Life Lately – June Update

Life Lately – June Update

June started off with a new arrival in Auckland. That arrival was the bottomless brunch at The Lula Inn. Already making waves in the UK and other countries, Auckland now has its first unlimited brunch. We decided to go for my friend Jen’s birthday and for $44.50 per person you are entitled to one brunch dish and unlimited prosecco or mimosas over a two hour period.

Lula's Bottomless Brunch, Auckland

I had the Bacon and Egg Burger which came on a brioche bun with mushrooms, hollandaise and ketchup.

Lula's Bottomless Brunch, Auckland

The food was actually really good and we certainly got our money’s worth in terms of drinks. Once our allocated two hours were up we headed to Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Bar for more prosecco!

Dr Rudi's Rooftop Bar, Auckland

The next day we were more than a little delicate as you can imagine so we had booked a table for a roast dinner at Galbraiths in Eden Terrace.

Galbraiths, Auckland

If you like the look of Galbraiths, make sure you book a table and tell them you want a roast in advance as once they’re gone they’re gone and they do sell out quickly.

Galbraiths, Auckland

For my birthday back in February my friends had bought me a voucher for a one day beginners photography workshop. I had a great day and learned so much so I can start practicing taking better pictures. You can read all about my experience here.

Three Little Wishes Photography, Auckland

Three Little Wishes Photography, Auckland

I spent two weeks in June housesitting for a couple in Panmure and looking after their gorgeous cat Jasper while they were in Fiji. I really miss Jasper now I’m not looking after him anymore but they have asked me to housesit for them again in October so I’m looking forward to seeing him again then.

Housesitting in Panmure, Auckland

Housesitting in Panmure, Auckland

While I was house sitting I explored the Panmure Basin area which was just a short walk from the house.

Panmure Basin, Auckland

Panmure Basin, Auckland

Panmure Basin, Auckland

Panmure Basin, Auckland

For the actual day of Jen’s birthday a group of us went for an Indian meal at Sitara in Mount Eden Village. It’s a really good Indian, the best we’ve tried in Auckland anyway.

Sitara, Mount Eden, Auckland

The big news of the month was that my friend Rosie had her baby girl Cassie! Just before she was born we went for one last girls brunch at Winona Forever.

Winona Forever, Parnell, Auckland

Winona Forever, Parnell, Auckland

Cassie arrived not long afterwards and I was so excited to meet her. How gorgeous is she?

Meeting baby Cassie

I treated Rosie to these beautiful flowers from Flowers After Hours in Parnell and would 100% recommend them.

Flowers After Hours, Parnell, Auckland

I went to see the new Oceans 8 film with my friend Katie and I really enjoyed it. Afterwards we grabbed some food from Bodrum Kitchen.

Bodrum Kitchen, Auckland

Another night me and Katie also grabbed a sourdough pizza from Umu in Kingsland followed by a dessert we’d read about online – the cookie dough from Neighbourhood.

Umu Pizza, Kingsland, Auckland

Umu Pizza, Kingsland, Auckland

Cookie Dough, Neighbourhood, Kingsland, Auckland

My friend Georgia who I used to work with moved to Australia in January but was back in Auckland for 5 weeks. We headed to the Winter Solstice Night Market which you can read all about here.

Winter Solstice Night Market, Auckland

I also made a big purchase! I have wanted a spa pool for so long and when I saw them on sale for less than $500 I knew I had to buy one.

Spa pool, Auckland

It’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever bought – I love it so much.

Finally another roast dinner was on the cards towards the end of June. This time we went to Grangers in Half Moon Bay and it was even better than Galbraiths.

Grangers, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Grangers, Half Moon Bay, Auckland

What I read:

The Day I Shot Cupid by Jennifer Love Hewitt

I saw this recommended on Instagram and thought it would be a giggle. All about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s disastrous dating life a few years ago.

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From the silly to the serious – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande is a book I’d encourage everyone to read. Medicine and what matters in the end written by a doctor is full of thought provoking ideas.

What did you get up to in June?

 

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