As we've done every summer for last thirty-odd years, my family headed up to Mahurangi on the Saturday of Auckland Anniversary Weekend for the annual regatta. This day stands out as honestly possibly my favourite day of the year. When I was a kid I loved going up with my wider family to swim, play, … Continue reading Family times at the Mahurangi Regatta
Getting ready to do this recap has got me feeling all kinds of whoops! Looking back at our summer holidays, I realise I should have written this post ages ago. Not only have I forgotten a lot of what happened, I have entire days where I know we had fun outings, but I don't seem … Continue reading How we spent our summer holidays
Christmas is one of my absolutely favourite times of year. Here in New Zealand, Christmas also means the start of summer, so the sun is out, the days are long, and the celebrations happen all month long...culminating in Christmas Day itself! The next day, Boxing Day, everyone clears out of town on their summer holidays … Continue reading Christmas celebrations in town and the country
It was my birthday last weekend and we took off up to the country to celebrate it – an extra special trip considering it was our only opportunity in November to get up to Wonderview! Hayden and I both took the Friday off work and took Amelie out of school for the day, then headed … Continue reading My birthday weekend!
Amelie is no longer a toddler, she is a preschooler. (Insert shocked face)! At three years old, she is such a little kid! She's an absolute sponge when it comes to learning, and she just loves learning so much, no matter what the topic is. Books have long held sway over her. She has a … Continue reading Amelie at three