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!
Five things this month really has a common theme, and that is sun! I am such a sun fan. My mood is so affected by the weather, and especially in the colder months, I really suffer if there are too many grey days in a row. Hence all these photos...I think seeing the sun made … Continue reading Five things in May
One of the loveliest things about living in Mangawhai is the fact that we've got a surf beach and the estuary! The estuary is enormous, wonderfully calm, and the water is usually crystal clear. For swimming, I prefer the surf beach, but for shell collecting, paddling, or getting out on the water, the estuary is … Continue reading Out on the water
In the week between Auckland Anniversary Weekend and Waitangi Day, Hayden, Amelie and I headed away for a few glorious days in the Bay of Islands! Yes, it was only a few weeks ago that we wrapped up our Christmas break but hey, holidays are important... We actually usually take this week off when we … Continue reading Three days in the Bay of Islands
Another year, another regatta! As we've been doing for the vast majority of my life – and all of Amelie's – we spent the Saturday of Auckland Anniversary weekend at the Mahurangi Regatta. We woke up to drizzle at ours and my mother reported that it was raining at theirs (they're about an hour north of us), … Continue reading Our yearly regatta tradition