In keeping with the traditions of 2020 and 2021, the last weekend of winter has been and it was just stunningly gorgeous weather. It is such a lovely reminder of spring being literally just around the corner. Unlike in years past though, this weekend we didn’t get out for outside family time. Plenty of outside … Continue reading The last weekend of winter
The pandemic has done crazy things to one's perception of time and it is so easy to dismiss all this as some sort of suspended reality, a break in the space/time continuum that will one day heal so we can all get back to our usual ways with only an occasional chuckle about wasn't that … Continue reading This is real life right now
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
We're lucky enough to have two fantastic farmer's markets on every Saturday morning here in Mangawhai. Almost every Saturday we pop into our favourite to pick up some fruit, vegetables and sourdough, but sometimes we linger with a coffee and a treat...especially when the weather is nicer. From time to time, we follow that up … Continue reading Simple Saturdays
I was brought up eating dinner with my whole family almost every evening, and without thinking it through too much I always imagined Amelie would do the same. Right now, however, her bedtime is between 6.30-7pm and by the time we're all home, unpacked and ready for the next day, there usually isn't time to … Continue reading Do your children eat dinner with you?