Christmas is one of my absolutely favourite times of year. Here in New Zealand, Christmas also means the start of summer, so the sun is out, the days are long, and the celebrations happen all month long...culminating in Christmas Day itself! The next day, Boxing Day, everyone clears out of town on their summer holidays … Continue reading Christmas celebrations in town and the country
Happy New Year! How were your celebrations? Are you excited for 2020? 31 December is our wedding anniversary, so we usually prioritise that over any New Year festivities...but I felt like 2020 needed a proper welcome! Our friends invited us around for a barbecue and said we could take off whenever we liked, so we … Continue reading Welcome 2020!
We had the loveliest winter break in Hawai'i this year! We try to get away every winter – six months of cold and rain don't suit any of us very well. Neither of us had ever been to Hawai'i before and it seemed like a great opportunity to not only soak up some sunshine, but also to check out a new place that isn't too far away.
I've alluded to our new apartment but other than that I don't think I've mentioned it once...which is madness, because it's been two years since we made the decision to buy it. It was kind of an impulse decision (of course it was, I'll wait months before buying a pair of sneakers, weighing the pros … Continue reading Our move uptown
Over the weekend it was Hayden's birthday! We had a fantastic morning on Saturday, with a family walk over to one of favourites, Ripe Deli, for coffee, Spanish eggs and berry-coconut slice. We got it to go and ate it in Grey Lynn Park so Amelie could play on the playground. This playground is one … Continue reading Our city break in Auckland