Hi, I’m Becks, I’m Mum to Alex and Frankie and married to my husband Chris.  We live in the sunny Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

‘From Beneath the Kowhai Tree’ was inspired from watching my children play under our two Kowhai trees in our home garden. I believe children learn best from playing freely without adult interpretation, interference, and commentating.   Learning to watch them from just the right distance but still be present is an art in itself and a skill I am still learning.

Through this blog I have been able to write about my observations, my thoughts, our family adventures and the things we come across, bake, make and eat through our days spent at home, the beach, forest and the family farm.  This is my way of being creative and I absolutely love it!

We are an outdoor family at heart and embrace learning through life and real living experiences.

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