It's Christmas Eve and we're nearly there! Merry Christmas to you all. What are you up to this Christmas? We are down in Hawkes Bay, spending it with Hayden's family. I'm anticipating a fun, relaxed day with lots of good food, wine, laughter and family (we've been here a few days already and I'm happy … Continue reading Merry 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!
Dissertation hand-in day, just over one year ago now! A pandemic of disappointment. I read those words early on this year, back in March, which was of course just last month and yet also somehow seven years ago, and they've stuck with me ever since. At the time, New Zealand was just on the brink, … Continue reading A pandemic of disappointment
Kia ora! How are you?! We're just back from a few days skiing – more on that later, but it was a BRILLIANT holiday. It has been many a year since I skied in New Zealand. We're very lucky to have a ski field within driving distance! Now we're back, I came across these photos … Continue reading The last weekend of winter
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