Category Archives: Special Days

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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New Year’s Day | Blessed with sunshine, sea & friends

Amazing kite surfers on New Years Day!

As the sun set on 2014, after an inclement day of weather in Wellington, New Zealand, we gathered at one of our neighbour’s homes, along with other lovely folk in the community that we are blessed to have in our … Continue reading

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Beach days, dog days & sunshine paced living

Pohutukawa fairy

Between Christmas and New Year we’ve had some perfect days; the kind that leave a person feeling completely content at day’s end and very grateful to have a loving, healthy family, living in a peaceful pocket of the world. As I … Continue reading

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December reflections | Christmas, a Birthday & holidaying

Pohutukawa Tree at Scorching Bay

It’s been a wonderful few weeks of holidaying in the countryside of the Wairarapa, enjoying the build up to Christmas, and our daughter Sophie’s Boxing Day Birthday, catching up with friends and enjoying the long light evening’s of summer. Our … Continue reading

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Our free wheeling 11 year old!

Our oldest daughter has just turned 11 and she celebrated in sunny California (her first ‘summer’ Birthday – as she was born in the middle of New Zealand’s winter – on a particularly wild day in Wellington!). She has grown … Continue reading

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