Breathing in, Breathing out; Nature Prepares us.

I feel like this week we have been thrust into the middle of winter with a Southerly cold snap, the kids both have colds and after our beautiful long weekend away at Motutere Bay where it was so warm that I went for a proper swim without a wetsuit, I feel slightly deflated. Along with …

Fruit Fingers, a Sugar Bowl and the Kitchen Table

One of my early childhood memories is sitting at the kitchen table in my Nana's house having morning tea or 'smoko' was what we called it then. We would have scones with jam, a homemade biscuit or if we were lucky, a store bought biscuit, my favourites being fruit fingers which looked like little pillows …

Make your own Driftwood Christmas Decorations

  This year we are spending our Christmas at the beach, it inspired me to make some beach themed Christmas decorations.¬† I have always loved how people create beautiful¬†decorations out of driftwood and this year since Alex is a bit older and likes to do crafty things as well I thought we would give it …

Christmas Family Traditions and Rituals

I love this time of year, Christmas is coming and the excitement is brewing with all the decorations, lights, talk about Father Christmas and summer holidays. In the past, I have always found the month of November stressful. Before Frankie was born I worked in a role where I had a very large scale event …