Monday, February 27, 2017

A weekend in Hamilton

A few weeks ago, Rich and I ventured north to Hamilton for the wedding of our friends Stu and James. The wedding was at a place called The Living Church (that wasn't really a church)  and it was a lovely day and very relaxed and I even got to wear a hat, because its not ridiculously windy in Hamilton!

We also had time to check out other things in our university city! One of my favourite things to do in Hamilton is visit the gardens, they have a whole lot of themed gardens and its amazing. These first photos are taken in the children's playground, the second photo is a fairy house that you can look into and see a tiny bed, table and chairs and everything else a fairy may need.

The first actual themed garden we visited was the Japanese garden, I think this is one of the original themed gardens - it was already in the gardens when I started university in 1998, so its been there for a while.

One of the gardens that wasn't built when I actually lived in Hamilton is probably my favourite, the Indian fragrance garden - its absolutely beautiful! So many colours!

I also love the Tudor knot garden, I went through a phrase of reading a lot of Tudor and Stewart historical fiction (so many Phillipa Gregory books) so it was nice to see what a knot garden actually looked like in real life!

There's so many other fun garden's I could share, but I think I will leave it there for now so I can show you some other fun Hamilton things.
I really loved this sculpture outside the Waikato Museum - it reminds me of the simple blocks we used to use for counting in Primary School.

Fun fact about Hamilton, Richard O'Brien wrote Rocky Horror Picture show whilst he lived there, so there's a statute of Riff Raff and some instructions how to do the time warp in the city - Rich and I went to the unveiling of the statute MANY years ago and it was pretty amazing.

We also hung out with my brother and had some ridiculous bubble tea at an amazingly cute cafe!

Finally, we got to spend times with our dear friends that just moved back to Hamilton, which was the best! They even let me take selfies with them.

I hope you all are doing well, I shall return soon, I know I say this ALL the time but I really am going to try to get back to blogging more frequently!


MrsC (Maryanne) said...

We must have lived in the Tron at the same time! I was there from June 1998 to oct 2001!

Louise said...

The red polka dot dress / outfit looks amazing on you! Good choice! How pretty do all those gardens look?! I think the Indian garden is definitely the prettiest. Love the Time Warp guide. Such a great film, xx

Vix said...

I've seen and loved those gardens on Sue's blog! The Indian one is my favourite (no surprise there!)
You and Rich looked wonderful. What a fab place for a wedding. xxx

Kezzie said...

HAMILTON looks amazing!!