Life in New Zealand

Spring Holidays – walking at Kohimarama Beach 

On Monday morning we headed down to the beach for a stroll. It was a bit cloudy but the sun poking through the clouds was just beautiful. I love the beach and being by the ocean is absolutely my favourite thing to do. It isn't quite the weather for braving the water yet and dipping… Continue reading Spring Holidays – walking at Kohimarama Beach 

40 before 40, Life in New Zealand

40 before 40- coffee shop challenge

Number 25 on my 40 before 40 list = Drink coffee in every coffee shop in Howick. Our love affair with lattes began almost 13 years ago when on a trip to Toronto in chilly October, we popped into assorted coffee shops to keep warm as we explored the city. Ever since, coffee shops have been… Continue reading 40 before 40- coffee shop challenge

Life in New Zealand, Reflecting

An interesting day out in the city

Today we went on an adventure into central Auckland and visited the BODY WORLDS Vital Exhibition. Knowing that the exhibition includes over 150 human body specimens we were not sure what to expect but it was a great experience. It was amazing to get a greater insight into the way our bodies work and very… Continue reading An interesting day out in the city

Life in New Zealand, Reflecting, Thoughts

A thought-provoking trip to the Museum 

Yesterday was the first day of the school holidays and we woke up to torrential rain so we decided to go and visit the Museum. Auckland residents get a free pass to the Museum so we we have been on a few occasions before, but were particularly excited to see the visiting Anne Frank exhibition.… Continue reading A thought-provoking trip to the Museum 

Life in New Zealand, Simplicity

The 5 simple financial principles that have brought us peace

    Since moving here to New Zealand, we have adopted a more purposeful and intentional approach to our family finances. We are still a work in progress and do not claim to be experts by any means but we have come such a long way and have learned so much. We are no longer… Continue reading The 5 simple financial principles that have brought us peace

Life in New Zealand, Reflecting, Simplicity, Thoughts

Simplification 

Living a simple life. It sounds simple and surely it should be simple - but what does it actually mean? One of my recurring goals for at least the past 10 years has been to “simplify my life” but I am still not exactly sure what it is that I really want to achieve. Fourteen… Continue reading Simplification 

Life in New Zealand, The Fun Project

A new fitness routine

This week has been all about trying to establish a basic new fitness routine as in the past few years I have kind of let my fitness slide. Unbelievably I was able to run a half marathon less than three years ago but since then I have done very little by way of regular exercise even though… Continue reading A new fitness routine