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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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and now

Our new view – rolling hills, cabbage trees and, at night, fluttering city lights. Not only have we moved on from our wee cottage overlooking the harbour, but we are now (mostly) moved in to a sprawling Villa on the … 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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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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Do you ever have one of those days when it’s your weekend and all you want is for it to rain so you can comfortably stay inside, no guilt at all, and do indoorsy things all day long? My Sunday was a … Continue reading

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plans and a bit of quiet

I feel like I don’t have much to report on at the moment, largely because a big whack of my energy is focused on finishing off our home to prepare it for selling. My goodness it’s a big job – … Continue reading

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Buttars Peak

We have a long weekend here and, with the usual long list of things we should be doing, the most obvious option was selected and we have instead walked up a hill. I mean really, when given the choice between … Continue reading

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It’s been a lazy hazy Sunday, with not a lot done – bits and bobs, mostly thinking towards our trip to Wellington on Wednesday. Later on in the day we did a trip up the hill to go for a … Continue reading

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Toy Camera

When I was taking photo’s for the last blog post on Purakaunui I discovered a place in my camera that had pre-set filters. After trying a few out I thought it would be fun to take a series of pictures … Continue reading

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Purakaunui School

Well this weeks post was supposed to be about the new place-mats I am making, maybe to be accompanied by my favourite winter vege soup recipe but… once the fabric was cut and put into a nice tidy pile, it seemed a … Continue reading

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