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
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
I have always been lucky enough to live by the coast. Walking on the beach just breathing and looking out on the water never fails to bring me peace. Just hearing the sounds of the ocean help me to recharge and refocus. Now we live in Auckland, we are blessed to be surrounded by water… Continue reading Beautiful skies
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
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
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
These are some snaps I took on my phone of beautiful Omana beach this week. I love it there as it never fails to revive my soul. It was a beautiful clear day and the water was so still and calm. To me this place sums up what I love so much about New Zealand.
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
When I was out walking on the beach, early last Sunday morning, I took this picture of the crunchy sea shells beneath my feet. There are lots of reasons to love living near the sea and I am blessed to have always had a beach I can walk to. I find the sound of the… Continue reading Shells on the beach
May 2016 was a low point for me because it was when I finally admitted that I was struggling to the extent that I needed to go back on medication. I sat on the floor of the bathroom and cried angry, scared tears because I didn't know how I was going to get through the… Continue reading Why I am making May 2017 simply marvellous..