A day trip to Central Otago.

The blossom festival. Almost every year of my childhood we would go to the blossom festival. While in recent years I was unable to go due to working weekends, this year I got the chance to go back.

The morning started off with a trip to the Farmers Market for food and coffee, then we drove and listened to Taylor Swift (because Emma was involved). Once we arrived in Alexandra, we parked up and wandered over to the main street. The biggest kid of all, was very excited when the trucks drove past and tooted their horns. After the parade had ended, we drove to Clyde to get coffee. It was a sunny day and everything looked very pretty. This has made me very excited for summer as I will be spending some time in Central Otago (similar to last year).

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More snow days.

Remember that post, and I said I had more photos to post. Well here they are, finally. Considering summer is just around the corner, I thought I better get onto posting these.

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Picnic at the gardens.

For those of you that have been around this blog for a while, you will know the tradition of Aunties day.

A tradition started by my lovely Aunty Pam, which we have in turn used with our niece and nephew. My sister and I have fond memories of baking cupcakes and going to the art gallery with Aunty Pam in the school holidays. Unfortunately in the last year, Aunties day has had to move to the weekend as my Monday-Friday job doesn’t partake in school holidays.

This particular Aunties day, there were lots of talk about going to a cafe for fluffy’s. Everyone jumped in the car, the kids in the back, and we drove to a cafe. After we had all had a drink, we went to the pet shop to look at the bunny rabbits and the kittens.

Then we went on a quick trip to the supermarket and we walked across to the gardens. Sandwiches were consumed and lollypop’s were used as bribery for photos. We then wandered around the gardens and then it was time to go home and watch cartoons (read, kids watch cartoons and the aunties lie on the couch and nearly fall asleep).

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The middle of winter.

Another Sunday morning adventure, which involved coffee and activewear. The morning started with a frost that made everything look like a winter wonderland (I may have mentioned this at the time). We walked up the hill and realised how unfit we are, looked over the coastline and gossiped about all that was to be gossiped about.

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Breakfast Appreciation 

I am a huge fan of breakfast foods. Overnight oats, bagels, avocado on toast. And coffee, lots of coffee. Often on Sunday’s, I hang out with my friends and almost always I make sure there is coffee involved. 

Here are some iPhone photos, I really wanted to blog. But I don’t have the time to do an actual post. 

Shout out to my friends for being awesome, you know who you are.  


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Snow days.

Winter has come and gone, and we have had a couple snow days. Unfortunately for me, they mostly fall during the week. Which is super inconvenient when you have to slip and slide your way to work, only to have the heat pump refuse to heat the office for the day. Living in a leaky barn is also not as fun in the middle of winter when your curtains are frozen and you can often see your breath.

However, last Sunday morning snow was magically falling. I had no where to be and nothing planned. So I jumped in the car and went to find the snow, these photos will make it to the blog in due time. IMG_9507

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The 30th of May (and the 31st).

You will note that from the title this post is well overdue. But either way, I am finally getting around to posting it. You will find the first part of this post here.

The morning started off with plenty of coffee and porridge, just how every day should. We braved the drizzle and once again jumped in the lake.

Once we arrived in Wanaka after listening to our soundtrack of the trip, we had a photo shoot by the lake. More coffees were consumed from little over populated cafes, then it was time. A couple of hours later and everything had changed. Then of course we needed more coffee and food, so we sat outside a little cafe on the waterfront.

By 4.30 we were back in Hawea, so Jule and myself went on a little adventure because I just can’t get enough (photos) of the camping ground. After that it was dinner time, so we made homemade burritos and wine was consumed. We returned to the cabin/heaters, worked on a puzzle and listened to Beth sing.

The next morning, it was time to head home but only after a trip to yet another cafe. IMG_9050 IMG_9057 IMG_9075 IMG_9078 IMG_9083 IMG_9087 IMG_9113 IMG_9118 IMG_9119 IMG_9121 IMG_9125 IMG_9132 IMG_9147 IMG_9173 IMG_9176And last but not least (photo credit to Jule)



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