Some family weekends are golden and this was one of them, the highlight being a delicious meal at a local restaurant (Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, Montecito) with all three daughters behaving charmingly. It was an impromptu meal out (often preferred to a scheduled, overly anticipated evening) and the love around the table was brimming over […]
Weekending It! All action!
Having the man of the house home at the weekend gives us family time to get out and really explore this place – and we certainly had an action packed weekend of it! Whilst the rest of us were barely awake he headed off for an early morning paddle board, returning back mid-morning for a […]
The weekend before the man of the house returned
Well, us girls survived without tearing any limbs off one another. The house looks surprisingly together (can’t say the same for the garage – where I’ve shifted half the toys to, in an attempt to regain a sense of a home, rather than a creche!). Still, the children think the garage is a rocking play […]
Little Miss Explorer – Wellington’s South Coast
Every Sunday, throughout the summer, there’s a special place in Island Bay that we often visit. Its flags flutter, in the almost certain breeze, and giant fish kites welcome passers by into the old bait house that is now a treasured centre of marine education for locals and visitors alike. Located on the shores of […]
Weekend highs, simmering lows and why bother to blog?
I don’t feel like writing at all at the moment, but I look back through the archives and all the memories and I feel I must ‘carry on’. I feel I must record every moment of magic, to remind myself of what life is all about and leave the drudgery in the gutter to waste. […]
Week in the life | Saturday
Breath… it’s the weekend! We aren’t *yet* – [it may happen one day] a family committed to multiple sporting events on a Saturday morning. We love our time together on a Saturday morning. Late breakfast, late to get dressed, letting play unfold as the chores get ticked off in between. There was no running round […]
We welcomed home our man of the house on Saturday, after he’d been away in Melbourne on a business trip for a few nights. Charlotte & Sophie made beautiful banners to welcome him… We had fun at Seatoun School Fair on Sunday – and Alice was SO happy to get a ride on ‘the rocket’ […]
Weekend Workout & Recommendations!
Some weekends are made for play, others are made for getting down to it and facing up to the moth balls, paper piles, over-grown lawn, dirty windows and piles of laundry. After all, we had enjoyed a beautiful Friday of sunshine – can’t be all play and no work! For our children the weekend was […]
A wet summer Sunday walk
It was perfect walking weather – mild, a slight refreshing breeze, a touch of rain and plenty of cloud cover to shelter from the strong sun. And with a tired family (Charlotte was performing in a dance show the night before) and a bit too much morning television on waking up, we were getting that […]