Wednesday, 6 September 2023

J&J Black Bivvy

It wouldn't be a birthday trip away without some glamping! Nestled in the mature native bush in the King Country region, you'll find this off the grid wooden cabin called Black Bivvy. This is a peaceful paradise like no other.

As soon as we stepped out of the car, we found ourselves immersed in nature, with a constant backdrop of bird song and playful Piwakawaka dancing amongst the trees. I knew right away that I wouldn’t want to leave, and I hadn't even explored inside yet! During our stay we also spotted a few Tui.

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

J&J in Taupo

Keen for a Winter getaway? We decided to get our Winter fix and headed to Taupo for a family holiday and to celebrate Arlo’s and Belle’s birthdays. Our kid's birthdays are only two days apart! Haha! It means I have to be super organised! We are not big on presents and much prefer to celebrate with experiences.

Located in the centre of the North Island, Taupo is a great place for a family vacation…and we would know, because we just got back! Lake Taupo is the largest lake in New Zealand and one of the coolest facts is that it’s actually a crater lake as this whole area was a big volcano. How cool is that?

Monday, 10 July 2023

Paris ~ Part two

With umbrellas in hand the next day we made our way to Montmartre, a lovely area of Paris perched up on a hill. This neighbourhood looks like a village within the capital city. It’s one of the most charming areas of Paris and it’s full of photogenic corners. Rue de l’Abreuvior is the prettiest street in Paris. Here you will also find La Maison Rose, one of the most iconic spots of Montmartre and one of the prettiest cafes in Paris with its pink walls and green shutters.