Author Archives: Sarah

A magic moment at the city gallery in Wellington

Shadow workshop at City Gallery Wellington

An inspiring home-school, Mum, friend invited my two younger children and I to a shadow workshop at the City Gallery in Wellington last week. It was the perfect distraction from the troubled start to our week (I’ll get around to … Continue reading

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Five outdoor family loves in Wellington from the past fortnight…

Island Bay playground

We’ve been back in Wellington, New Zealand, a fortnight and are quickly reacquainting ourselves with favourite haunts. The weather has mostly been conducive to outdoor activities and our children are loving playing with their friends. Here’s five outdoor favourites from … Continue reading

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Autumn | The Photo Gallery

Autumn colours

Our last month in Santa Barbara, California, coincided with the start of the ‘Fall’ season (though the temperatures and local foliage were hardly indicators of autumnal weather!). With only weeks left, before our return to Wellington, New Zealand, (just in … Continue reading

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We are home in Wellington, New Zealand!

Arriving at Auckland International Airport, New Zealand

Where do I start?! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of saying goodbye to our life in Santa Barbara, enjoying a last few days in Disneyland California, and then finally boarding an Air New Zealand flight for that … Continue reading

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Frying in Anaheim, California. A Scorchio Weekend!

Paradise Pier

We were practically frying in southern California last weekend, as the temperature rose over 100 °F (close to 40 ºC). Our main reason for being down in Anaheim was for our 8 year old daughter to see a live game of baseball with … Continue reading

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Sunshine weekend | Santa Barbara to Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier

We’ve driven south from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles several times in the past year. One of our favourite routes is along the Southbound California State Route 1, on the Pacific Coast Highway. We always make a pit-stop at the … Continue reading

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