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!
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The last day of 2021
Welcome! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break, if you celebrate. If you’re overseas, I hope you got to see family and friends, and didn’t have your plans scuppered by the Omicron variant (what a twist for the end of the year, right?!) We were down in Hayden’s hometown of Hawke’s Bay for the … Continue reading The last day of 2021
In June I found nothing! I wasn't even looking online or in shops! Because I was doing a buy nothing stint, as outlined in both my 'making the most of autumn' list and my 101 in 1001 list. So I guess I have no finds this month, and this post is both way too short … Continue reading June finds
101 in 1001 – we’re over halfway!
Can you believe it?! It certainly doesn't feel like eighteen months since I published my 101 in 1001 list. But here we are, more than halfway through those 1001 days! Mind-blowing stuff. I look back at what my goals were in November 2019 and I laugh. Not only because I so clearly didn't have a … Continue reading 101 in 1001 – we’re over halfway!
A stunningly perfect beach
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