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
We're having our first Christmas in our country house and I just can't wait. The weather turned it on last time we were up there, and you have never seen anyone wanting to return to Auckland less than we did. And we like Auckland! But the country is just so magical in the summer. Hayden … Continue reading Decorating for Christmas!
It's been over a year since Hayden moved back to New Zealand, which means we've started to acknowledge silly little anniversaries. Like tonight, for example, when he came in amazed at how bad the traffic was, and I said it was March madness, setting off some intense déjà vû in him (apparently I said this … Continue reading How we’re building a life we love