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
So the weather was incredible over Easter weekend! Thankfully, as we had hundreds of plants arrive during the week before, ready to do the next stage of landscaping around the pool area. We sent Amelie up to my parents' place for a couple of nights so we'd have two whole days to devote ourselves to … Continue reading Easter weekend planting
So March was a long month, huh?! March is a funny one because at its start, it's still definitely summer, but by the time it's over it's almost certainly not. It's still hot most days, but the mornings are a little cooler, the evenings are a lot shorter, and even the heat seems kind of … Continue reading Five things in March
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