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
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
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!