Less than fifteen minutes walk from our home in Wellington, New Zealand, lies the stunning South Coast, encompassing Lyall Bay, Princess Bay, Houghton Bay, Island Bay and Owhiro Bay. The bays are met by the shoreline, which gradually rises up into the hills of Wellington. The hills are dotted with houses, balanced out with lush […]
This morning we were greeted to sunshine, blue sky and no wind – late autumnal weather of the finest kind. After an hour of on-line work (Sophie has been checking out K12 online school and doing some free trail lessons), we closed off the electronics and headed out the front door for some fresh air […]
Sophie beat her personal best and rode 10.6 km on Sunday! We’d spent Sunday morning enjoying the delights of the food market in the city, but when it came to head home Dan and Sophie took to their wheels! Charlotte and I took Alice home for her nap and had a restful hour or so, […]
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 […]
This morning we made the most of a cooler day, with cloudy shade, and set off on a local walk at Te Raekaikau Point: Te Ranga a Hiwi Track. The last time we did this walk we hoped to find our way through the bush and come out at Princess Bay – but got completely lost and […]
Last week Sophie and I had one of those ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’ moments (thanks Belinda Carlisle). It was Wednesday afternoon. We were driving back from the city, having spent the morning cycling on Oriental Parade and meeting up with Dan for Yum Cha at Majestic Cuisine (highly recommended – we go once […]
It’s been a crazy few days of sunshine. We had a blast at ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ in the Botanical Gardens on Sunday (got some great video-clips, but no time to string it together tonight!). Charlotte loved singing along to the music and Sophie enjoyed wandering around the rose garden and riding on the ‘rocket’! […]
This week was very special as we celebrated Christmas Day.