Wellington

Wellington, also known as Windy Wellington, is the capital of New Zealand and second largest to Auckland. A vibrant and walkable city, it’s known for its great café culture, craft beer and arts. Beyond the city you will find beautiful forests, sandy coastlines and boutique vineyards to enjoy.

TUNNEL GULLEY

I don’t think I have ever properly introduced you to my two best friends. They are the best kind of bestie’s you can have. The small, fluffy kind that are full of love and always happy to see you. Continue reading here.

WELLINGTON CHOCOLATE FACTORY

I have always had a sweet tooth. I’ve been told I didn’t try my first chocolate until I was at least 2 years old, but it did nothing to prevent me from being a chocolate lover. Continue reading here.

EXPLORING GREYTOWN

My day starts with my morning yoga. Afterwards, I lie on the floor for a while, looking out the huge windows, up at the sky. I did some cloud watching last year in lockdown and remembered thinking then that I couldn’t remember the last time I had done that. Continue reading here.

MARTINBOROUGH – GIRLS WEEKEND

The sun is shining. Music is playing. Car chats are happening. Girls weekend has begun. I was meant to be writing about the Martinborough Fair. I booked the accommodation for this specific weekend so we could attend. I made the booking in April 2020 during our first lockdown. Continue reading here.

EXPLORING MATIU/SOMES ISLAND

Ok, confession time. I have lived in Wellington for all 37 (nearly 38) years of my life and never once have I been to Matiu/Somes Island.

Today that changes. Continue reading here.

WAIRARAPA DELIGHTS

Would you drive an hour for some cheese? I did. Let me share the story. Back in September, Daniel and I stayed a night at the luxurious Wharekauhau Estate in Cape Palliser. One of the many delicious meals we Continue reading hear.

A CULINARY JOURNEY AT HAIKAI

Growing up, I was never really that into food. I would eat because it was meal time or because I was hungry. Then I met Daniel. Continue reading here.

A DAY ON KAPITI ISLAND

Its a sight I have seen too many times to count. The long stretch of land off the coast of Kapiti. Continue reading here.

TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST – PART 2

We are dropped back off at the lodge and spend some time sitting out on Continue reading here.

TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST – PART 1

For the longest time, we are talking around 10 years, I have Continue reading here.

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE SPRING TIME

My small home orchard has spent the last few months sleeping, but now it is Continue reading here.

CYCLING THE MARTINBOROUGH VINEYARDS – PART 2.

We wake in the morning to the sound of very strong gusty winds. Continue reading here.

CYCLING THE MARTINBOROUGH VINEYARDS – PART 1.

I love Martinborough. My cousins grew up here and I have so many wonderful.Continue reading here.

SEARCHING FOR SEALS

In February, when we were in Kaikoura, I went on a massive walk in the morning out to Ohau Continue reading here.

A RAINY DAY IN PETONE

Every week, unless the weather is horrid, my weekend always begins with a walk at Hikoikoi Continue reading here.

A WALK WITH THE BIRDS AT ZEALANDIA

It is a perfect winter’s day. A day where the air is cool and crisp, the sky is blue as far as Continue reading here.

TE AWA KAIRANGI – A WALK ALONG HUTT RIVER

It has been so long since I have been here. Months in fact. I want Continue reading here

CRUISING ON THE INTERISLANDER

In February, my husband and I packed up the motorbike and headed out a road trip adventure Continue reading here.

WHAREKAUHAU COUNTRY ESTATE

It was a wet stormy day. I’m talking rain so thick and heavy it was causing flooding and landslips Continue reading here.