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!
Summer eating is just the best, is it not?! Especially this summer – I know I go on about how good the food available to us in Mangawhai is, but it just blows my mind how well we get to eat! In summer, we (like most people, I imagine!) like to eat quick, easy meals that … Continue reading A few of our favourite summer meals
In the week between Auckland Anniversary Weekend and Waitangi Day, Hayden, Amelie and I headed away for a few glorious days in the Bay of Islands! Yes, it was only a few weeks ago that we wrapped up our Christmas break but hey, holidays are important... We actually usually take this week off when we … Continue reading Three days in the Bay of Islands
Hi! As you know, we spent a couple of weeks in Hawke's Bay over Christmas, enjoying time with family, catching up with friends, and celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary. We haven't been down there in nearly two years, and we haven't spent such a long time down there in absolutely ages, so it was … Continue reading Our Hawke’s Bay photo diary
One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to visit three of my favourite beaches in the area – Waipu, Mangawhai Heads, and Te Arai. Mangawhai Heads is easy – that's our local beach and we go there all the time. Waipu is pretty simple too; we tend to go there once or twice a year … Continue reading A stunningly perfect beach