As we've done every summer for last thirty-odd years, my family headed up to Mahurangi on the Saturday of Auckland Anniversary Weekend for the annual regatta. This day stands out as honestly possibly my favourite day of the year. When I was a kid I loved going up with my wider family to swim, play, … Continue reading Family times at the Mahurangi Regatta
We're nearly one whole month into the new year and the new decade but I still find I'm reflecting on the last ten years. I guess it's natural – after all, ten years is a long time! Looking back on it, I'm amazed by how much has changed, but I'm even more amazed by how … Continue reading 2010-2019: The decade we grew up
A few days ago I hit 'go' on a list of 101 things I want to accomplish in the next 1001 days (about 2.75 years). I briefly mention on my 101 in 1001 page what inspired the list, but I wanted to further explain why I've chosen this particular format for my goals and why … Continue reading Why I’m doing 101 in 1001
It was my birthday last weekend and we took off up to the country to celebrate it – an extra special trip considering it was our only opportunity in November to get up to Wonderview! Hayden and I both took the Friday off work and took Amelie out of school for the day, then headed … Continue reading My birthday weekend!
Last weekend we flew down to Queenstown for a few days! This break was booked a few months ago when Air NZ was having a great sale, and I thought we'd love a few days away in August. I was also hoping Amelie might see her first snow! She did – but from a distance … Continue reading A flying visit to Queenstown