It’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day in New Zealand – 16 May – and whilst I sit here sipping a local Napa Valley, Californian white, I came across this beautiful little video about the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wines (a fav spot of the hubbie and I – and the sweet spot where he proposed to me […]
Country Kids | Active snapshots from our week
Sharing some active snapshots from the past week of my three active daughters… Swinging in the garden under a shady tree, with friendly lizards and birds for company – Climbing at the playground, with the agility of monkeys, the enthusiasm of bees chasing pollen, and the confidence of feeling comfortable in their own bodies – […]
An active week in Santa Barbara – and yes, I am running a half marathon…
Between the game play (Minecraft), the crafting (Rainbow Looming) and all the preschool arts and crafts (baking ginger-bread men, sand play, painting, imaginary story telling and so on…) there’s been a lot of action in the house in California this week. My New Zealand born children have been energised with slightly cooler temperatures and rain […]
Things I’m Loving: Reading, Yoga & Romance!
There’s nothing like an approaching wedding anniversary on the calendar to stir up romance, memories and reflection in the marital home. Thirteen years of marriage we will celebrate next week and nearly twenty years of knowing one another. The traditional ‘gift’ for thirteen years is ‘lace’, which is perfect timing for the stage we’re at […]
Here’s to a New Year (a little premature)!
Dan and I enjoyed a very rare and impromptu dinner out together this evening. Our friend Frances gifted us some ‘time’ for a Christmas present and our big girls decided tonight was ‘the night’! They excitedly packed their bags, favourite books, teddy and duvet for a sleep-over at Frances house! Alice was too little to […]
Been a long time since running
A few months ago I went from being tired, but calm and mellow, to wired and tense in a matter of weeks. I started running to expel the build up of tension. It felt amazing to be running again after being pregnant and then with a newborn. I felt so free, so alive, so energised. […]
Baby yoga with Alice & Sophie
With Alice being awake for longer stretches during the day I am finding time to do more exercise. Today, Sophie led me in a yoga workout. Alice joined in with a few baby stretches and thought the sight of Sophie and Mummy standing on their heads was hilarious…
Yoga workout with Sophie Jade
On location at Lyall Bay… Sophie Jade’s yoga workout (not for the faint hearted!). Thankfully, the superb Maranui Surf Cafe was close at hand. With every deep inhalation I was greeted to the delightful aroma of freshly ground coffee filtering from the windows, mmmmm, ommmmmm…. She’s still at it in the cafe… can’t sit still […]