Category Archives: Handmade Life

Trying to make life just that little bit more handmade

girl time

After a friend shared some photo’s recently of a weekend spent away with her daughter, Mia and I decided to directly steal this idea and planned a trip, just the two of us, to Christchurch. We created an enormous playlist … Continue reading

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on owning things

This is our new home, on top of a hill, looking down a valley. We have been here now for just over two months, and we have discovered something over these two months – we own way too much Stuff.  It … Continue reading

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afternoons

Today – at Warrington Beach – a truly favourite spot. Later in the day the earth threw out such beautiful light. The colours were muted and soft, moving slowly across the spectrum, a wintry warmth that belied how very chilly it … Continue reading

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a lot from little

Reuben is away at school camp at Mount Aspiring – how lucky is he! – so we currently have a slightly quieter house at the moment. There have been open homes to vacate the house for, so Mia and I … Continue reading

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on the up

For the first time in what feels like FOREVER we have had a Sunday with me free to just do whatever we want to do. What did we want to do? Climb a hill of course! More specifically Harbour Cone, which if … Continue reading

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changes

Where have I been for the past 7 weeks? Totally, utterly and completely immersed in the finishing off of this beautiful cottage. We have lived here, in this home that we love, for 8 and 1/2 years. We have loved, … Continue reading

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walking in the wild

Bellbird in Flax Otago Skink warming on a rock view across to Doctors Point Flax flowers Manuka Flowers the tip of the visitor Centre overlooking Doctors Point … well a controlled version of the wild that is. Although I have … Continue reading

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