We've been inspired by the new series of The Block to charge up our DIY skills and give the next some love. Whether you're flatting with a dozen others in a rental property or doing up your own love next, there's no harm in feeling inspired. Read more about our homely inspired weekend.

Browse around the Home Show:

Maybe you've bought your first home, attempting a DIY renovation or just like to have your finger on the pulse when it comes to the latest technology. The Auckland Home Show has a whole showground packed with everything you could ever need to feel inspired. Check out the cooking theatre for some familiar faces whipping up fast and fresh fare or pick the brains of a pro in a design, renovate, decorate seminar. There's also advice for living as green as possible and reno experts on hand to talk out your next home project.

Details: Running this weekend from 10:00am until 9:00pm at ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane. Visit the website here.

Cruise around The Block:

We're loving the latest series of DIY reality show, The Block NZ. If, like us you're hooked on the triumphs and tragedies of working on such a massive project why not take yourself out for a sticky beak around the property. We're heard things are looking pretty good from the outside over there so we're keen to take a stroll or ride our bikes around.

Details: The Block property is on the corner of Lake Road and Eversleigh Road, Belmont.

Treat yourself at Little & Friday

Not far from The Block site sits the popular bakery, Little & Friday. (Check out our brunch review from Canvas magazine recently). Pick your favourite sweets and savourites (we recommend the jam doughnut and the bacon and egg pie dressed up with plenty of the homemade relish). The coffee here is great too. If you can't find a pew, get some takeaways and find a nice spot in the Spring sunshine (hopefully!).

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