1. Strawberry season The best strawberries are Te Arai strawberries. There's a farmstand set up in Mangawhai several times a week, and I don't bother buying strawberries unless I'm buying from them. That doesn't mean we miss out though! I'm very dedicated to picking up a punnet whenever needed. Strawberries are my favourite fruit and … Continue reading Five things in November
Welcome to October! Ooh spooky, haha. We don't really do Halloween in New Zealand (although that statement gets a little less true every year!) and October here is the middle of spring – it's really not dark and spooky at all. Just terrifying in its own way because every year the trip from October to December … Continue reading Five things in September
It's been a great June! We've had some incredible sunshine, we've done lots of fun things, I've started doing a really great new (to me) exercise programme (more on that directly below) and generally, I'm just feeling incredibly satisfied. This is so far from how I usually feel in winter that's it's mildly disconcerting, but … Continue reading Five things in June
Hello and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours got off to an inauspicious start here when Hayden came down very sick on Friday night. He slept terribly and was a complete write-off on Saturday – thankfully, we had a friend over for Amelie on Saturday morning, and after lunch she took off to another … Continue reading Weekend update
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!