A slow weekend at Wenderholm

Earlier this month we spent a wonderful slow weekend away at Wenderholm. Living in New Zealand is a blessing, every evening as I ride the bus home  I get to look out over the harbour as the light glides past clay banks and reflects on the water. I get to spend weekends away with my…

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Cruising around Muriwai

For my 21st my cousins threw me a surprise garden themed sleepover, and Josh squeezed in a quick trip to Muriwai to distract me. Man, it is hard to take pictures at the beach in Summer without them being 150% overexposed. These photos have had a liberal dose of Lightroom magic to bring the exposure…

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Easter weekend

Ah, sleeping in. Technically it is the mid-semester break – so I’ve had all the craziness that comes pre-vacation. However, since I’m conducting research and not just taking classes, I don’t get the rest. Plants stop for no-one! I am loving five days of relaxing. Chilling at home, visiting the beach for short bursts at…

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The veggie patch.

My dad lovingly tends to this garden all spring, then summer hits, we all go on holiday and the garden takes over. This is when I love it most, on warm summer evenings which fade into autumn. Corn, pumpkin and tomato tangle over each other. The parsley competes with the lettuce. We compost, so anything…

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Backyard bouquet DIY

Sometimes you just want some nice flowers in the corner of your vision whilst stare at the computer screen . Maybe you need to distract from a terrible couch,  maybe you need gift ASAP.  Regardless being able to make a bouquet out of whatever you have in the back yard can be a useful skill!…

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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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Wellington

I love trips away. The change of pace, the brunches, the sites & the sounds. Walking hand in hand down colourful side streets. Squeezing my arm around J’s waist, or tip toeing to brush a kiss against his cheek. Being so in the moment it hurts. Refusing to look at my credit card balance, refusing…

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A few of my favourite things 2018

  Unintentional mushrooms.   Frida (the movie).   The fact that I actually sat down and JUST watched a movie (usually I multi-task, and end up enjoying nothing).   A delicious and nutritious meal. Full of yummy things like pine nuts, blue cheese, apples and mussels.   Greek yogurt.   A warm cool evening (how…

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Christmas traditions

Do you have any Christmas traditions? I sure do, every year they evolve – sometimes new ones are created. I think traditions keep us grounded; they remind us of home & family. They help us to make sense of the passing years, and give us a small dose of control in our uncontrollable lives. My…

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Knitting for beginners: 5 tips

Hello lovelies! I taught myself to knit, and learnt a lot of life lessons along the way – something which surprised the heck out of me and made learning to knit all the more meaningful. I have failed at making a cardigan, jumper and cable knit scarf (although I’m still attempting that one). I love…

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LookFantastic Advent Calendar 2017 Haul & Review.

At Christmas time I tend to indulge myself a little.. Not usually being a make up or skin care type person I splurge and grab a beauty advent calendar. Partially strategic as the mini’s and full size products just about cover my makeup usage for the year, but mostly  for the joy of it. I…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

A few cool things I have found whilst living and perusing the Internet. Some of these gifts excite me so much, but I don’t have anyone quite right people to give them too – please give someone theses gifts! For the creative types: 1. Sarah K Benning (find her on instagram or etsy) makes amazing…

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