Author Archives: BritMumInNZ

The Photo Gallery | My Back Garden

roses lingering on in autumn in Martinborough

This is the garden of our home in Martinborough, where we escape to as often as time allows. It’s our weekend retreat in the countryside, where the climate is frequently several degrees warmer than our place in Wellington – on … Continue reading

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Every wine has a story to tell

Wine tasting in Martinborough

I read a beautiful story about a prize winning New Zealand wine this week, ‘The story behind the world’s best pinot noir‘ and it made me think of particular wines that have become markers of special occasions in my life. … Continue reading

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Mini creations from the school holidays

from Sophie on my Birthday

I adore the downtime of the school holidays and the opportunity it gives my children to be creative without any constrains on their time. It’s also wonderful to see them create with the freedom to go with whatever is currently … Continue reading

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The Photo Gallery | Colour – on my Birthday


There has been colour from afar, by way of gifts and cards, and colour near to me, by way of nature, food and art. There has been colour in my children’s creations and in the candles, lit to warm the … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend in the Wairarapa


The Easter School holidays in New Zealand started with the sudden onset of dark evenings, as the clocks turned back an hour on the night of Easter Saturday. After an incredible summer it was an abrupt change for everyone to … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain in Wellington!

Singin' in the Rain

My first thought, as I walked into the entrance of the St James TheatreΒ in Wellington, was, ‘Wow! All these umbrellas are gorgeous, but they wouldn’t last five minutes outdoors in Wellington for real!’. Thankfully, there were no gusts blowing into … Continue reading

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