Spices are something really special for me, the smell and taste reminds me of special times. Some travels, certain events or how someone teached me a recipe. I especially love Indian spices or spices from South East Asia. In sit augue, pid porta scelerisque lundium, egestas in! Montes odio mid turpis egestas penatibus, porttitor vut mattis elementum eros velit augue cursus? Rhoncus scelerisque urna integer, in sociis? Parturient dolor, nec! Ut, a et, eu, magna? Quis cursus, nisi! Rhoncus, platea, in rhoncus, est integer odio. Pid, pid ut proin, dictumst augue etiam porttitor placerat elementum! Nascetur est magnis, integer odio lacus! Elit enim sit aenean, dis porta eros parturient, scelerisque sed risus, facilisis ac rhoncus quis integer lacus ac ac penatibus pulvinar amet dolor.
I have to admit that, if I thought of lavender for a long time, I could only think of an old closet, since lavender is ofter used against clothes moths. But since we live right next to a huge field of fresh lavender it always reminds me of summer now and I love the smell and the colors of course. So I recently picked up a whole bunch of fresh lavender and I really loved the smell inside the house, too. It actually smells very warm and dry and instantly reminds me of the sun and of summer. So I definitely want to give lavender another try and see it as a lovely summer flower and not only as a closet smell against moths :)
St. Heliers is a lovely neighborhood with a local beach in Auckland, New Zealand. At the time we spend in Auckland we often walked along the Takapuna Drive all the way out to St. Heliers. The beach is not so famous as Mission Bay, but much nicer I think. It’s small and there is a small beach house with change rooms, some cafés and stores and a sports field. St. Heliers Bay can be pretty crowded on the weekends, too, but during the week it’s very quite and relaxing.