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Canvas Factory - Review
I've never been able to keep up with printing out photos of our kids. We have a couple of illustrated portraits and some snapshots on our fridge and that's it.  Partly this is due to laziness (or busyness, whatever you want to call it), and partly because I...
I've never been able to keep up with printing out photos of our kids. We have a couple of illustrated portraits and some snapshots on our fridge and that's it.  Partly this is due to laziness (or busyness, whatever you want t...
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Just Now
So the holidays are drawing to a close now.  I've officially had my last sleep in before term begins.  This break was great for us, the perfect balance of adventures and rest.  I was able to tick off a bunch of To Do's, and the kids got to play in some snow...
So the holidays are drawing to a close now.  I've officially had my last sleep in before term begins.  This break was great for us, the perfect balance of adventures and rest.  I was able to tick off a bunch of To Do's, and t...
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Matariki
I went to a Steiner school for about six years of my schooling, and one of the things I looked most forward to was the Winter Festival.  Lanterns and bonfires and all the Steiner singing (yup, loved that too).  I kind of have a bit of a hang up about my kid...
I went to a Steiner school for about six years of my schooling, and one of the things I looked most forward to was the Winter Festival.  Lanterns and bonfires and all the Steiner singing (yup, loved that too).  I kind of have...
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Millennium Hotel Rotorua
We recently booked a mystery hotel through Wotif , for a quick overnighter in Rotorua. I would've been dubious about the idea but several friends recommended it, and when I checked it out I realised there was very little risk involved.  We knew the star rat...
We recently booked a mystery hotel through Wotif, for a quick overnighter in Rotorua. I would've been dubious about the idea but several friends recommended it, and when I checked it out I realised there was very little risk ...
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Just Now
Huzzah, school holidays!  Sleep-ins and adventures :-D  We have already begun holidaying, kicking off with whanau time in Hawkes Bay (and a quick stopover in Rotorua).  It's been a little while since we visited The Bay so I'm looking forward to showing the ...
Huzzah, school holidays!  Sleep-ins and adventures :-D  We have already begun holidaying, kicking off with whanau time in Hawkes Bay (and a quick stopover in Rotorua).  It's been a little while since we visited The Bay so I'm...
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Aria Restaurant and Bar // Auckland
Aria Restaurant and Bar is located in the lobby of Crowne Plaza Auckland, and accessible via Albert St or through the Eliot St entrance.  We breakfasted there on our final morning in Auckland and it quietly snuck to the top of our 'buffet breakfast' favouri...
Aria Restaurant and Bar is located in the lobby of Crowne Plaza Auckland, and accessible via Albert St or through the Eliot St entrance.  We breakfasted there on our final morning in Auckland and it quietly snuck to the top o...
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Winter adventures...
We've been getting a bit of cabin fever with all this brutal winter weather, so the minute the sun came out we headed to one of our favourite bays.  Garland spent most of the time climbing a sand bank with a pinecone as his ice pick, while Eleanor collected...
We've been getting a bit of cabin fever with all this brutal winter weather, so the minute the sun came out we headed to one of our favourite bays.  Garland spent most of the time climbing a sand bank with a pinecone as his i...
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Mamacita - Havelock North
During our recent Hawkes Bay holiday we were treated to a meal at Mamacita, a Mexican restaurant based in the cute Havelock North.  I am a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, not to mention margaritas, so this was kinda the ultimate treat for us. Mamacita's defini...
During our recent Hawkes Bay holiday we were treated to a meal at Mamacita, a Mexican restaurant based in the cute Havelock North.  I am a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, not to mention margaritas, so this was kinda the ultimate...
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A 'Frozen' Pancake Brunch
We're all snow-crazy at the moment, and during our looooooong drive home (through some snow :-D) We co-constructed a plan for a 'Frozen' party the following day.  Pajamas, pancakes, and a tiny bit of left over snow that lasted the 11 hour car ride... The 'F...
We're all snow-crazy at the moment, and during our looooooong drive home (through some snow :-D) We co-constructed a plan for a 'Frozen' party the following day.  Pajamas, pancakes, and a tiny bit of left over snow that laste...
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Rain walk
Regardless of the weather, when cabin fever becomes too severe we head straight down to the beach.  We lucked out this one time, the rain fell away quite soon after we left the house, and then it was all rainbows and sunsets and molten gold.     I know we l...
Regardless of the weather, when cabin fever becomes too severe we head straight down to the beach.  We lucked out this one time, the rain fell away quite soon after we left the house, and then it was all rainbows and sunsets ...
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Needle & Nail *hearteyes*
Our newest little buddy (my supa adorable baby nephew) has his own little buddy now.  Check this handsome little stud muffin out... I know, riiiiight?!  I want him for myself because I am apparently a crazy doll lady.  Uh. Oh.  I am keeping a close eye on N...
Our newest little buddy (my supa adorable baby nephew) has his own little buddy now.  Check this handsome little stud muffin out... I know, riiiiight?!  I want him for myself because I am apparently a crazy doll lady.  Uh. ...
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Little & Friday
Little & Friday needs no introduction, not NZ-side anyhow (what with cookbooks and nationwide fame and all that).  We were really late to the party on this one, but super impressed just the same.  L & F lived up to it's (by now) hefty reputation, and some.....
Little & Friday needs no introduction, not NZ-side anyhow (what with cookbooks and nationwide fame and all that).  We were really late to the party on this one, but super impressed just the same.  L & F lived up to it's (by n...
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Writer, Illustrator and Mama of two.  Our little family recently relocated from the city, to the sunny Northland of New Zealand, where I am currently working on a range of stationery and toys that take a nostalgic look at the simple joys of childhood - and simultaneously working on a revision of my first novel, written for YA readers.
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BA (Hons) English Lit. & Film. GradDipEd (Primary Teaching). Shortlisted for the Tessa Duder Award 2012 (YA fiction). Two kids and a patient & supportive partner.
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