Such a great weekend. The rain held off on Saturday for our local school to hold its fair. Dan took Charlotte, Sophie & Alice along, whilst I stayed a home to make the most of the chance to thrash the carpet with our ear piercing vacuum cleaner. The cleaning wasn’t all bad though – I […]
Silent Sunday: hanging around!
Just hanging around after the Wellington Christmas Parade! Have a great week & hope your weekend was a good’un x
It’s been a weekend of blue, in a very happy, sunshine kind of a way! This was our Saturday afternoon… We made the most of the sunshine at wonderful Scorching Bay, where we rocked climbed, dug in the sand, tossed a frisbee around and drank coffee at Scorch-O-Rama (whilst feeling a little ‘star struck’ at […]
Mission impossible – not!
Charli and Sophie love to climb. After ballet on Saturday morning we headed down the waterfront for a bit of adventure. Sophie gave it her best but found the stretches a little too much for her legs – though she’s so determined to give it a go every time we visit the wall! Charli was […]
Is this when we start turning grey?
Be afraid, be very afraid… this petite 2 and 3/4 year old isn’t scared of heights (or much else!). Term 3 started today for Charli. Dan started work late to help with the school run and dropped one happy girl off at class. Afterwards we drove Dan into the city and stopped by Waitangi Park […]
Maxing it out on a Sunday – and the rest!
Last Sunday was a ‘beaut! The temperatures reached 19 degrees and this is the middle of winter! Days like this are sent to us in Welly to keep us sane in the midst of frequent southerly blasts from the Antarctic. Within a day we managed horse riding, vertical bungy (see earlier posts – here and […]
Scorching Bay: Still as Magic as Ever
It’s been months since we visited Scorching Bay. The Chocolate Fish is no more, but Scorching Bay still holds its own special magic. Thankfully, there’s a little operation selling the essentials: ice-cream and coffee – what more could a parent wish for! The bay has also been given a smarten up by the City Council, […]
Welcome Back Good Friends!
Our dear friends, Avril (left) and Lucy (right), have both recently returned to Aotearoa after a few year’s working in Australia. We have missed them so much and having them back is the best news. We spent Sunday afternoon catching up and enjoying the stunning sunshine and blissful warmth. After a mammoth BBQ we walked […]
Surf girls in the making? Can we keep up?!
We watch in awe at the youngsters doing their exhausting surf life saver training at Lyall Bay beach. Knees on surf boards, bodies bent over, they paddle out, round the buoys in the distance, back to shore and out again… and again. Their energy is incredible. Watching them makes me feel old – and I’m […]
Charlotte takes on the climbing wall!
It’s a first for Charlotte! She has mastered most of the climbing frames in Wellington and I knew she was ready for a climbing wall: so we headed to Fergs Kayaks on the waterfront. She was SO excited and a complete natural. She needed little instruction apart from a gentle reminder to not hold onto […]
Charli the Climber and Nature Lover
Charlotte says: The weather is still beautiful and I am enjoy reaching new heights at climbing. I can’t wait to show Aunty Claire my favourite climbing spots, when she visits me later in the year. Here I am at Princess Bay (a 15 minute walk from my house) and hugging Blacky. The last photograph is […]
Visitors from the UK!
I met my Great Aunty Ellen and Great Uncle John for the first time and had lots of cuddles.