Hahaha. Still one of my favourite Simpsons lines of all time. Image: Mark D. Sikes via Pinterest As I write this the wind, already strong all day, is picking up again and sporadically rattling our doors. Being at the top of a hill, we feel it. It's lifting up the rain blowing in from the … Continue reading Âllo, you are getting cosy with…
We’re back from Queenstown and we had the absolute time of our lives! Managed to pick something up just before we left, or maybe on the flight home, of course, but it’s not COVID so hurray, I guess! And only Hayden and I are unwell so that’s also another small blessing. Queenstown was a blast. … Continue reading Queenstown photo diary
We are flying to Queenstown tomorrow for a winter break and a little skiing and I am so excited! Usually we go to Mt Ruapehu in winter but this year we felt like a little change...and one thing I think I am prepared for is how much colder Queenstown is going to be than the … Continue reading What to pack for a winter break in Queenstown
The kitchen, complete with soapstone counters, in Geraldine Brooks' home. Photo: Randi Baird, New York Times We've made it through the first month of winter! And it flew by (do I literally say that about every month? It feels like I say that about every month. So boring, and yet so true – months go quickly … Continue reading Five things in June
The New Zealand government came through and has kindly provided a very tidy solution to my 101 in 1001 goal of finding a way to have a mid-year celebration to brighten winter. Today is the first ever public holiday for Matariki, which is celebrated in mid-winter, when the Matariki cluster of stars rises and becomes … Continue reading Mānawatia a Matariki!