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Little Explorer *GIVEAWAY*
I get to combine two of my very favourite things today, giveaways and exploring!  Yuss!!!  Thanks to some amazing small businesses, we have the most adorable selection of goodies ready to send out to the luckiest winner everrrrr!  I have to admit, I serious...
I get to combine two of my very favourite things today, giveaways and exploring! Yuss!!! Thanks to some amazing small businesses, we have the most adorable selection of goodies ready to send out to the luckiest winner everr...
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'Return' - Aaron Becker
'Return' - Aaron Becker Stories without texts are automatic favourites in our house.  We love words, too, of course. In fact, we have to send Eleanor to bed with a notebook and pencil, so that she can save words to look up in the morning (parentals currentl...
'Return' - Aaron Becker Stories without texts are automatic favourites in our house. We love words, too, of course. In fact, we have to send Eleanor to bed with a notebook and pencil, so that she can save words to look u...
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'Goodnight Everyone' - Chris Haughton
'Goodnight Everyone' - Chris Haughton Big Bear and the other animals are sleepy and ready for bed, but Little Bear isn't tired yet.  Basically. A simple premise and a very cute little book.  The kind you would read in a really nice slow voice to make everyo...
'Goodnight Everyone' - Chris Haughton Big Bear and the other animals are sleepy and ready for bed, but Little Bear isn't tired yet. Basically. A simple premise and a very cute little book. The kind you would read in a rea...
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Homeschool Field Trip: Farm Visit
A few weeks back we visited the little 'farm' of a friend of ours.  The kids have been listening to Dick King-Smith's 'Sophie' stories, so farms, on any scale, held quite a bit of appeal.  Some of our homeschool group made the trip too, despite the gloomy w...
A few weeks back we visited the little 'farm' of a friend of ours. The kids have been listening to Dick King-Smith's 'Sophie' stories, so farms, on any scale, held quite a bit of appeal. Some of our homeschool group made th...
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:: Forest ::
I would love to get hold of a book that will help us identify plants.  Edible ones, medicinal ones and poisonous ones.  For now we're making do with my rudimentary knowledge.  Collecting the ones I know and ignoring the ones I don't.  If you know of such a ...
I would love to get hold of a book that will help us identify plants. Edible ones, medicinal ones and poisonous ones. For now we're making do with my rudimentary knowledge. Collecting the ones I know and ignoring the ones ...
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Picnicking and Pipi Collecting
A few weeks back we had an impromptu family picnic at one of our favourite beaches.  It turned into the sweetest family outing.  We collected pipi and cockles, discovered obsidian and some 100 year old bricks, and investigated rock pools and oyster covered ...
A few weeks back we had an impromptu family picnic at one of our favourite beaches. It turned into the sweetest family outing. We collected pipi and cockles, discovered obsidian and some 100 year old bricks, and investigate...
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Maranui Cafe, Lyall Bay
As a finale for our midwinter roadie, we planned such a quick trip to the Wellington.  Time enough to visit some favourite spots and a few new ones.  We were fortunate enough to travel from Palmerston North with a friend, who was happy to tour the bays with...
As a finale for our midwinter roadie, we planned such a quick trip to the Wellington. Time enough to visit some favourite spots and a few new ones. We were fortunate enough to travel from Palmerston North with a friend, who...
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Birdwoods, Havelock North
I tagged our midwinter holiday as a road trip, but it really wasn't.  We seriously cheated!  After a few hours in Auckland we caught a plane to Napier and spent half a week there, with my sister and her family.  Definitely a luxury, but so worth it.   If we...
I tagged our midwinter holiday as a road trip, but it really wasn't. We seriously cheated! After a few hours in Auckland we caught a plane to Napier and spent half a week there, with my sister and her family. Definitely a ...
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24 Hours in Auckland
Happy Saturday, y'all!  I'm SO happy to be here, that was one loooong week!  Getting back into the work routine is not easy, so I'm gonna take some time to reminisce about the adventure portion of our recent school break, starting with our speed-dating sesh...
Happy Saturday, y'all! I'm SO happy to be here, that was one loooong week! Getting back into the work routine is not easy, so I'm gonna take some time to reminisce about the adventure portion of our recent school break, sta...
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'Shapes at Play' and 'Shapes, Reshape!' - Sylvia Borando
'Shapes at Play' and 'Shapes, Reshape!' by Sylvia Borando This was our first time introduction to Sylvia Borando, and what fun books!  Simple, cute and clever. They are targeted at younger readers, and Garland was especially drawn to them - they'll also be ...
'Shapes at Play' and 'Shapes, Reshape!' by Sylvia Borando This was our first time introduction to Sylvia Borando, and what fun books! Simple, cute and clever. They are targeted at younger readers, and Garland was espec...
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:: Forest ::
I would love to get hold of a book that will help us identify plants.  Edible ones, medicinal ones and poisonous ones.  For now we're making do with my rudimentary knowledge.  Collecting the ones I know and ignoring the ones I don't.  If you know of such a ...
I would love to get hold of a book that will help us identify plants. Edible ones, medicinal ones and poisonous ones. For now we're making do with my rudimentary knowledge. Collecting the ones I know and ignoring the ones ...
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Holidays is Here!
Holla if you're excited about the school holidays!  #iam.  Okay, so it's maybe a little different.  For me, holidays mean NO work, NO homeschool and plenty of sleepy lazy mornings.  My kids are probs gonna fight and go monster crazy at times, but that's lik...
Holla if you're excited about the school holidays! #iam. Okay, so it's maybe a little different. For me, holidays mean NO work, NO homeschool and plenty of sleepy lazy mornings. My kids are probs gonna fight and go monste...
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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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