Ponsonby – K Rd bakery crawl.

You heard right! Much like a pub crawl a bakery crawl involves visiting many bakeries within walking distance and stuffing yourself with pastries, deli sandwiches & donuts. What a jolly good idea. My sister is back from Northland (she’s studying to be a midwife and was on placement). Which means three things WOO HOOO –…

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Parnell Rose Gardens

Happy Sunday! I am here in New Zealand, sitting on the bed, windows wide open listening to the music and noise of my boyfriend and his brothers playing football in the backyard. Ahhh.. summer. Parnell Rose Gardens is a not-so-secret gem of Auckland, and the most lovely place to kill a few hours. Bring a…

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Out and About.

Visited the Coromandel this weekend with my favourite person. I love being outside, wandering, exploring, drinking endless cups of coffee from a camp stove. Reading and walking (& swimming – but not yet!). We camped in the most beautiful spot. I am a diehard DOC (department of conservation) fan. Their campsites are usually magical, secluded…

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August and French fairytales.

Hello everyone, long time no see. I have been away in Europe, hanging out with mountain goats, visiting chateaux, eating pastries with cheese and learning the local history.  It was marvellous. Currently I am at home, in the pale August sunshine – a pile of knitting and adorable cat beside me. Going away always makes…

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