One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to visit three of my favourite beaches in the area – Waipu, Mangawhai Heads, and Te Arai. Mangawhai Heads is easy – that's our local beach and we go there all the time. Waipu is pretty simple too; we tend to go there once or twice a year … Continue reading A stunningly perfect beach
Pōhutukawa (affectionately known as Aotearoa's Christmas tree) December. December. It feels like such a long time ago! I'm really having to cast my mind back to think about what was going on then! This always happens to me, I think it's the Christmas/New Year/summer haze where days and weeks kind of all run into each … Continue reading Five things in December
Hello! How are your Christmas plans going? Or holiday plans for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas? I am not ashamed to say that I 100% unabashedly love Christmas. I love the food, I love the family time, and I love the relaxing. Here, of course, Christmas is a summer holiday...I know it seems … Continue reading A blue and white Christmas
All things considered, it has been a quiet six months for me – when it comes to goal fulfilment anyway. Work and the move up north kept me rather busy, and I definitely found myself checking in with the 101 in 1001 list less often than I did for its first six months. And, of course, … Continue reading 101 in 1001 – an update one year in!
"Do you know the best feeling in the world? [...] It's reading a book, loving every second of it, then turning to the front and discovering that the writer wrote fourteen zillion others." (329, 2019). When was the last time you read something that just completely and utterly charmed you? For me it was about … Continue reading A just absolutely delightful book