Titirangi is where I grew up.

The days I lived there you could see the sleeping giant from my bedroom window. The sleeping giant was a large mountain I named this as to me it looked like a person sleeping.

The grass in my yard would be coated with mist every morning and sometimes daisies indicating that the lawn needed mowing.

The Loquat tree in my front yard was planted when I was born, it is no longer there which is sad as it had the sweetest loquats.

The hedgehogs I rescued regularly since they would be hit by cars on the corner of our street. We used to feed them milk and bread, which these days would be considered wrong to do.

There were times where one of the lambs in my street would follow me home as there were little bits of farm land still around. That is sadly not the case anymore. But it was a joy.

I walked to school through a track and then up a steep hill, or I would cross the sewerage pipes through the bushland.

My favourite part of school was the second oval where there was some bush land I would play with my pizza hut aliens and make the bush into their home. Or I would lie on the oval and make pictures out of the clouds. Sometimes playing with my matchbox cars in the guttering of the walkway to the second oval, or marbles.

There is a village in Titirangi. It is set at the top of Titirangi, with fantastic views of the water. Lots of trees, as it is set in the Waitakere Ranges. I cannot remember much about the village when I was a child, but I do remember Lopdell House which is an art gallery, and houses some specialists.

There are some great places to eat to. Hardrock Cafe, and this little place that makes roast chicken and the best spuds I have ever tasted. There is a bakery where you can buy bacon and egg pie or a fish pie and they are delicious. YOu can also do your food shopping and look at the specialty shops or get out a DVD.

The streets around the village are like little entry ways to special places. Just going into them you find amazing houses that you only dream of living in. Then there is the round-a-bout. Off of this round-a-bout you can either head towards Glen Eden the next suburb and out towards the city. Or you can head towards some amazing houses tucked into the hillside with a lovely area where you can see the view to the city. Or you can head down Scenic drive which takes you out to the Ranges and out to amazing beaches or you can head towards Huia and Cornwallis and places like that, they are beaches as well but with a different atmosphere. Also you can head towards places like Titirangi Beach and Wood Bay, French Bay, all places I could never get sick of and certainly enjoyed going to in my adult years after work for nice dinner of fish and chips on the beach with the kids.

Titirangi would be my favourite place in the whole world.

Titirangi will always be my home in my heart and soul. One day I hope to live there again.



Brisbane, Australia

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A discription of the suburb of Auckland I used to live in as a child and then later as an adult.

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