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Bear Hunts around Wellington

Posted on January 28th, 2015

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We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re gonna catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared. It’s the height of summer in New Zealand and the days are deliciously long and warm, which means that there’s no better time than now to go adventuring.  Shane and I have been ‘hunting bears’ around […]


A Plunging of Gannets

Posted on January 25th, 2015

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I’d never seen an Australasian Gannet before.  I’d seen pictures, and heard about how these incredible golden-headed seabirds nest in the Hawke’s Bay during certain times of the year. Shane hadn’t seen them since he was a child growing up in Flaxmere, on a school trip out to the colonies.  We made sure we visited […]


Make a Festive Feather Garland

Posted on January 24th, 2015

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I’m always looking for ways to change our home space around or make it more colourful. I made this little garland by simply knotting bright feathers onto some baker’s twine at even distances apart. We taped it above our bed to add a splash of rainbow colour to our room. All you need to make […]


Handmade by Others

Posted on January 20th, 2015

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I was writing recenlty about the handmade gifts we gave at Christmas time.  I decided that it wouldn’t be right to leave this subject without telling you about the handmade gifts that we received from others.  It warmed my heart to see the handmade philosophy reflected in the gifts given to us by some of […]


A Hand Made Christmas

Posted on January 15th, 2015

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We made most of our Christmas presents by hand this year. It wasn’t about being “eco friendly” or “sustainable” or any of those other buzz words that are so popular these days. It wasn’t about saving money (although this was an added offshoot). It just involved putting a bit of extra thought into what our […]