Author Archives: BritMumInNZ

Things I’m Loving – Silver linings to poorly children at home…

Counting down to spring, from Dorrie Leslie Park overlooking Lyall Bay, Wellington.

For the third week, in a row, I’ve had at least one of my three daughters home poorly from school. They have been hit hard by some flu type virus, that is doing the rounds across the country this winter. … Continue reading

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Magic Moments & My Third Half-Marathon


This was the scene into the second kilometre of the half marathon I ran on Sunday morning – The 5 Bridges Half Marathon, organised by Capital Multisports. It was a beautiful winter’s morning, with a fairly gentle northerly to contend … Continue reading

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After the Wellington winds, the stillness… a poem

Alice walking the hills of Welly

Wellington is known for its wind and it’s something that I have a love / hate relationship with. It can make me feel alive and refreshed, or knocked down and eroded like a well worn cliff-face. It takes stamina to … Continue reading

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Rainbows, winter and cuddles on a Martinborough weekend


We nipped away to Martinborough this Saturday and Sunday. The winter weather wasn’t too harsh, milder than it has been, but there were still plenty of showers between the sunny moments. The lambs in the fields and rainbows in the … Continue reading

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My Sunday Photos | Winter flowers inspiring prose


It’s nearing the end of winter in New Zealand, with the days getting noticeably longer and more fine days in between the cold fronts, but still, when the southerly whips up from Antarctica, we need a little hopeful reminder of … Continue reading

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Wishing for heat


Three weeks back in New Zealand and I am already lusting after the heat of our Singapore holiday. It seems so much longer since I was stood by the side of the Singapore river, holding an umbrella for shade from … Continue reading

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