Hello! How are your Christmas plans going? Or holiday plans for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas? I am not ashamed to say that I 100% unabashedly love Christmas. I love the food, I love the family time, and I love the relaxing. Here, of course, Christmas is a summer holiday...I know it seems … Continue reading A blue and white Christmas
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!
I turned 37 over the weekend! Writing that made me feel ooooolllllllddddd for some reason. I've been saying it with no problems but seeing it written down is interesting for sure. It just looks a lot older than 36 does, don't you think? Ageing is, of course, a privilege, and I'm sure I'll look back … Continue reading Celebrating 37
Just a very quick interlude to show off some of the flowers springing into life around Wonderview. Over the nearly six years of owning this land, we've been steadily working on it, trying to turn it from a patch of scraggly grass, surrounded by acres of stunning natural forest and country fields, to a verdant, … Continue reading Wonderview in bloom
Hello! How was your weekend? Ours was lovely and over too soon – aren't they always?! We were lucky with the weather and got one and a half days of sunshine, and of course we're lucky with the latest lockdown; being (just) outside of Auckland means we're able to move a bit more freely than our … Continue reading A visit with my parents