Friday, 2 July 2021

Exchanging Family Pounamu

The 30th of June will be forever a date that we will remember. It was the day that we were supposed to be greeting our new born baby. We won’t be doing this now, because the heart stopped beating at eight weeks. “I had a miscarriage.” something that I never thought I was going to hear come out of my mouth. I had heard the upsetting fact that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage but I just never thought I would be that 1.

I feel honoured to have a platform that I can share my story for other woman, mama’s and yet to be mothers that you are not alone. Having a miscarriage sucks! There is no other way to put it. As soon as you find out you are expecting, you begin to dream. Those hopes and dreams need to be grieved, along with the loss of the child. It's emotionally draining and physically confusing and when you get to the nine-month mark, it feels like someone is ripping your beating heart straight out of your chest all over again.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Queenstown Mamamoon

There is no better travel buddy than your Mumma! Not only is she your best friend but she tolerates all your weird habits, forgives you when you get grouchy, you can borrow her clothes and you both know exactly what the other one would like to do and see while on holiday. I would hit up Coachella with my Mum (Yip, I'd choose her over all my besties). She’s the funnest, best person to party with. Trust me, we've danced on top of a few bar tables to know this!

Monday, 1 March 2021

Wairarapa hikes and bike rides


Walking and hiking throughout New Zealand is the best way to see beautiful landscapes and explore the wilderness. Here in the Wairarapa we are spoilt for choice when it comes to family friendly hikes. A walk in the Wairarapa can be anything from a short lakeside stroll to a walk along the coast or in the bush-clad Tararua Ranges. We love exploring and sharing our family day adventures and regularly find ourselves returning to these trails. We wanted to share our tried and tested family favourites. Whether you’re up for a light walk, run or bike ride, the trails below are a must to try! We are also looking forward to sharing some overnight hikes that are family friendly and where you can stay in some of the beautiful huts and lodges that we have here in the Wairarapa.

Friday, 1 January 2021

Yearly recap: 2020 Happy New Year!

2020 has been a year of high and lows however, most importantly it has taught us to slow down and truly appreciate what we have. As always, I wanted to share a little round up of the year that was. We also use this time of year to do some family photos. This year we headed down to one of our favourite spots here in the Wairarapa, Morrisons Bush which is on the banks of the Ruamahanga river and surrounded by native Manuka trees. It's the perfect spot to sit and relax if you're looking for some peace and tranquillity in the outdoors. It also makes the perfect backdrop for family photos. During Summer you can find us here, swimming, or having a picnic and it’s a great spot to camp too.

Monday, 28 December 2020

Hawke's Bay family getaway

Ever since our first glamping experience we’ve been hooked! Now when booking holidays or getaways we seem to be basing them around glamping sites that we want to stay at. We've been eyeing up Mangaone Cliffs for a while and a few weeks ago Jake surprised me for my birthday and booked it! If you've been following us for a while you will know we are more about experiences than gifts.