Welcome! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful Christmas break, if you celebrate. If you’re overseas, I hope you got to see family and friends, and didn’t have your plans scuppered by the Omicron variant (what a twist for the end of the year, right?!) We were down in Hayden’s hometown of Hawke’s Bay for the … Continue reading The last day of 2021
Hi! How are you all? As I write I'm in my office, but I'm sitting down on a super-comfy sofa, looking out some French doors at the garden outside. The doors are wide open so the sun can stream in across the floor, and it is just lovely to be here, to be honest. Or … Continue reading Change is in the air: a little life update!
So it turns out that every lockdown we have brings a new level of commitment to the country. First time round, we decided to move up here for good...and this time round, we got a dog!!! This is Theo and we are so excited to welcome him to our family. It's kind of a crazy … Continue reading Welcome, Theo, to the Judd Crew!
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!
So the weather was incredible over Easter weekend! Thankfully, as we had hundreds of plants arrive during the week before, ready to do the next stage of landscaping around the pool area. We sent Amelie up to my parents' place for a couple of nights so we'd have two whole days to devote ourselves to … Continue reading Easter weekend planting