It's been a great June! We've had some incredible sunshine, we've done lots of fun things, I've started doing a really great new (to me) exercise programme (more on that directly below) and generally, I'm just feeling incredibly satisfied. This is so far from how I usually feel in winter that's it's mildly disconcerting, but … Continue reading Five things in June
Hello and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours got off to an inauspicious start here when Hayden came down very sick on Friday night. He slept terribly and was a complete write-off on Saturday – thankfully, we had a friend over for Amelie on Saturday morning, and after lunch she took off to another … Continue reading Weekend update
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!
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
We got to celebrate two Christmases this time round! A four year old's dream, am I right? My family are in Auckland and Northland, and Hayden's family are in Hawke's Bay, so this Christmas we decided to spend Christmas in Hawke's Bay and enjoy a little holiday at the same time. To that end, we … Continue reading Photos from our family Christmas(es!)