So, Amelie-boo, we have come to the country for the lockdown! You're only three as I write this, so you have no idea how lucky we are that this is an option for us. But trust me – we are very fortunate to be here. To be here, and to be safe, and to be … Continue reading This is not a holiday (a letter for Amelie)
This was the first Easter in many years that we haven't spent with family! We were meant to be going up to my parents' place for Easter with them, with Hayden and I sneaking off for a couple of child-free days in the Bay of Islands. We haven't been there since our honeymoon! And the … Continue reading Easter in lockdown
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!
We've decided to make the country house available for holiday rentals! I haven't posted too much about our country house itself since this post, but it's just the absolute best. We're so happy with it, and looking forward to many more fantastic times up in Mangawhai. I'm super-excited to be able to share this retreat … Continue reading A country house update
Hello! Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was lovely – I had an assignment due on the Monday, so spent quite a lot of it studying, but managed to fit in some fun around the study. We were in Mangawhai with friends, and on Sunday we drove up to my parents' gorgeous new … Continue reading How I’m working on finding balance