Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Wairarapa Eats


You guys asked for it! Check out the short reviews of the cafes and restaurants below and decide where to eat out today! Highchairs? Changing facilities? Who does fluffies? The Wairarapa is filled with gorgeous places to eat - from bistros and vineyards to artisan bakeries. Here is a list of our favourite Wairarapa eats. Jake and I are big foodies and we are always looking for family friendly places. Whether you're popping out for a coffee or off for a family meal, finding a place that caters for small kids will help make life more enjoyable for everyone. Of course we are always trying new places and love supporting local so you can expect this blog post to grow over time. 

Monday, 24 August 2020

J&J in Rotorua



We've done a lot of travel around the world! During our travels one thing we always said was how lucky we are to call New Zealand home. There's nowhere like it and there is a reason why it's on so many travellers bucket list! One of my fondest memories as a child was spending weekends and holidays exploring New Zealand. Rotorua was one of our family's regular destinations. 

Due to covid-19 there's no better time to explore this place we call home. We’ve even made a new section on the blog and you can find all our family friendly things to do here in New Zealand along with all our Wairarapa adventures. 

We have always been big on experiences rather than presents and for Arlo’s second birthday we decided to pack up the car and head to Rotorua for a family holiday! Rotorua is widely recognised as the cultural capital of New Zealand and the adventure capital of the North Island. With incredible geothermal activity, it’s unlike anywhere else you’ve ever visited and is a must-see destination on any New Zealand trip. 

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Wairarapa ~ Greytown Aventures



Want to know a little secret? If you asked me when we moved to Wairarapa if I thought we’d still be here now, my answer would have been, hell no! I was pretty much dragged kicking and screaming but calmed myself by thinking this was going to be just a pit stop for us, and a move to boost Jake's career. If you ask me now, I don't know if this will be our “forever home” but I can't imagine us living anywhere else…We have fallen in love with the Wairarapa, especially Greytown!

Greytown is a little hidden secret and it is one of New Zealand's prettiest towns right up there with Arrowtown and Martinborough! It's very picturesque with its Victorian buildings and tree lined streets. If you find yourself in this pretty town, and you're looking for a great little spot where you can drink wine, eat delicious food, and indulge in some people watching, I know just the spot!

Monday, 18 May 2020

Wairarapa staycation at The White Swan



We love sharing our Wairarapa adventures with you all and showcasing this amazing place we get to call home. There’s a place that we have been wanting to tell you about! Since New Zealand has finally entered alert level two, we packed our bags and jumped in the car for a weekend away!

Friday, 1 May 2020

Parenting Arlo



Parenting is such a diverse topic! It’s a wonder it hasn’t been added to sex, politics and religion as dinner party taboo! Remember, there is no, one right way to raise a child. Do your best, trust yourself and enjoy the company of the small person/s in your life. 

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