In case you missed it, here's a look back at the best bits from Weekend Life with Carly Flynn for Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The Royal Wedding: 1 day to go!
The AM Show’s Shannon Redstall is on the ground right in the heart of the royal wedding celebrations in London. She joined Carly Flynn ahead of the couple’s big day to talk about what it’s like just one day out from the event, and how many people have already made camp on the pavement.
Using paint to bring warmth into your home
Coming into the colder months it’s probably time to bring some warmth into your home. Sarah Gregory from Resene joined the show to talk about what colours you should use in your home to make it feel a little warmer – reds and browns, as well as soft peaches, are where you should be looking.
Travel wrap up: Royal Wedding, Japanese trains, and horses.
Of course the Royal Wedding is at the forefront of everyone’s minds – Dan Lake from Newshub travel joined Carly to talk about how many people are expected for the event and how people will get there. Amazingly there’s been a 25% increase in Kiwis headed across for the wedding!
Plus the story of the Japanese train that left 25 seconds early, and the flight in the UK that made an emergency landing to check on the 52 horses on board!
Set your sights on Rarotonga
There’s one other place in the world outside of New Zealand that Carly Flynn likes to call home, that’s the stunning Cook Islands. It was her family home for a few years back in the nineties, someone that’s made it her permanent home and is living an enviable dream is Sue Fletcher-Veais who’s at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show to coerce people to come to Rarotonga (and better yet, stay at her resort and take up a fishing charter!).
The biggest and best show about boats
Weekend Life was LIVE at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland
Mike Rose is the show organiser and he joined Carly to talk about the incredible $200,000 boat that is up for grabs at the show, and just how many people are expected to be there (and how many actually buy a boat).
Moustaches, Whiskers, and Beards
Facial hair - you either love it or hate it, can’t grow enough, or have too much. These days the beard seems to be more fashionable than ever!
Lucinda Hawksley is an author and broadcaster, and the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens. She’s in New Zealand with her book Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards, for the writers festival in Auckland.
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