A (very) full life.

A (very) full life.

There are times during the year, where everything seems to pile up. The reality of teaching full time, running a dance school, being mum to my beautiful boy and of course spending time with my wife can seem like a lot. Probably because it is a lot. I love my full life. I love all … Continue reading

A Study in Blue

A Study in Blue

One of the things I have most enjoyed over the summer has been playing with my new digital camera and while a certain 2 year old is a gorgeous subject, he’s not always the most willing, so sometimes I’ve had to search for other things to take pictures. This series is probably my favourite, well … Continue reading

Almost Two

Almost Two

This time next week, our wee guy will be two years old. Two!!! He’s not my little baby anymore😦 I can’t really be sad, though, and I don’t miss those early weeks/months (much) when we have so much fun these days. He’s a bright, busy, boisterous, boyish boy, which still amuses me quite a bit. … Continue reading

Springtime with Family

Springtime with Family

The school holidays are still a highlight of our lives – counting down the weeks to family time – and these ones just been have been particularly lovely. B.’s parents came to visit us in the first week, and then we visited my family in Auckland in the second week, and we’ve had many a … Continue reading

101 in 1001

101 in 1001

At the start of the year I read this article about another way to write resolutions – 101 things you want to do in 1001 days. It struck a chord with me, as resolutions seem too much like hard work so often! This idea felt more optimistic, more whimsical and more adventurous. So, I’ve started … Continue reading

Time to catch up!

Time to catch up!

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, as evidenced by our distinct lack of presence here, but luckily it’s been for a most exciting reason – we bought our first home! We’re still working through all the things that a major move involve, but we’ve been settled in for nearly a month and are feeling … Continue reading

Catching Up

Catching Up

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks – I went back to work temporarily, we had a whole heap of visitors one after the other, and – most exciting of all – we bought our first house! Moving day is less than two weeks away now, so we’re surrounded by boxes and ongoing mess but … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A ritual for the end of the week. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. S.

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. S.

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. (I’m late this week because we had an amazing weekend – we met our donor’s parents, T.’s third set of grandparents! More … Continue reading

Cooking with Aunt Daisy

Cooking with Aunt Daisy

I was recently moving all our cookbooks (to make space for a project I’m working on for the little guy) and came across this gem: (Aunt Daisy was a New Zealand radio celebrity from the 1930s onwards). I don’t think I actually ever looked at it properly when it came home with my sister and … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

A Purple Pinafore

A Purple Pinafore

When we found out I was pregnant, I was very excited to start making things for our baby – to add to the wee collection I’d already made as ‘practice’! I was secretly drawn to the idea of having a daughter to sew for, for the purely practical reason of imagining that dresses were fairly … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

This Moment

This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savour and remember. Inspired by Amanda Soule…visit http://www.soulemama.com to see her moment and scroll down to her comments to be linked to many other moments … Continue reading

Happy anniversary, B!

Happy anniversary, B!

Four years ago today, we were celebrating what we still (despite the 2013 law change) consider our ‘proper’ wedding, surrounded by a special bunch of family and friends. It seems like several lifetimes ago, given the huge changes that come with starting a family, but one of the constants in that time has been my … Continue reading