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Sunday, 25 August 2019

Hello Spring!

Spring is my favourite time of year. The days start getting longer and the sunshine starts to feel warmer. It's a time of newness. New beginnings…and daffodils! 

A friend of mine told me about Whangaimoana (the Maori word for hospitality by the sea), a beautiful estate that you will find surrounded in daffodils at this time of year. We made our way out there on our latest family day out. It’s situated near the beautiful Palliser Bay coastline and I knew the perfect place to stop on the way for breakfast!

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Celebrating 1 year of Arlo

Arlo turned 1! -- and we didn't throw him a first birthday party.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Family Day out with our Storksak

We went to Luna Estate for lunch about a week ago on a fine winters day for our family day out. Luna Estate is a newly renovated premium Wairarapa winery, situated one hour from Wellington city. The winery itself is beautiful. As you drive into the property you find yourself surrounded by vineyards and then as you pull into the carpark you are greeted with a dramatically re-designed building and extensive terrace which is very stylish. A big fireplace promises warmth for cooler weather and of course there are outdoor tables and umbrellas for summer.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Mountain top vow renewal Queenstown

Are you ready for an overdose of love and never ending romance in picturesque surroundings? Then settle in tight, because we’ve got something truly special to share today! This year was our fifth wedding anniversary and we decided to celebrate with an epic mountain top vow renewal in Queenstown!

Can we just take a moment because HOLYYYY MOLLLEY, THESE PHOTOS!! I’m actually kinda yelling, but talk about taking dreaminess to a whole new level! Michelle and James from Patina Photography captured these special moments perfectly!

Sunday, 16 June 2019

The moments I don't want to forget

When I was growing up, my parents always made a big deal about birthdays, special events and holidays. This always involved multiple celebrations, many traditions, and of course surprises and presents. A childhood full of memorable moments for me to tuck away in my memory bank. I think celebrating milestones with your kids are so important as it helps them prioritise what's truly important in life. It provides a special bond between you and your child as you celebrate the significance of life's journey together.

So when our fifth wedding anniversary was coming up I knew I wanted to do something big to celebrate! Our wedding anniversary has always been a special day of the year for Jake and I. Every year we reminisce and look at where we are now, what we've learnt, the places we have explored, the memories we have made and the many things that we have celebrated over this time. Of course, nothing could top becoming parents to our sweet Arlo! I hope in 40 years’ time, we are still looking forward to celebrating these occasions surrounded by our children and grandchildren.