Earlier this month I spent a long weekend in Queenstown, gliding through snowcapped mountains, necking mulled wines and having my mind well and truly blown by the majesty of this Narnia-like paradise. It's actually the second time I've visited Queenstown, the first being a week last summer, and I don't know why its taken me so long to write about it. It's … Continue reading Magical Middle Earth: skiing in Queenstown
Just over three months ago we met a scruffy little puppy from a farm in Taupo. It was love at first sight and as I sit here on my laptop with Lola's head resting on the keyboard, I can't imagine our lives without her. It's taken me way too long to dedicate a blog to her. … Continue reading L-O-L-A, Lola
A little bit of the Cook Islands. A little bit of the Bay of Plenty. Thank you to my humble La Sardina for your continued surprises. I'm pretty sure the roll I used was the Lomo Colour Negative 100 35mm film, but often I just grab a tube of film and wind it up without … Continue reading La Sardina adventures.
I'm sitting in my chilly house, wearing my Icelandic cardigan, with Lola keeping my legs warm whilst the rain hits the window behind me. This couldn't be further removed from my tropical birthday getaway to Rarotonga just last week. For those that don't know, Rarotonga is the most populous of the 15 Cook Islands located in the South … Continue reading Reefs, rainforests and rainbow fish
LomoChrome Purple 35mm color negative.
We've been obsessed with getting a dog since we arrived in New Zealand, the endless beaches, lapping waves and abundant regional parks make it a utopia for dogs. So when the contract ended on our first apartment, we decided to make the leap and move to the 'burbs so we could get a house and extend … Continue reading The story of Olive.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to do one of these and unfortunately I don’t really have time to write all that much but here are some pretty pictures! Auckland is sticky and humid but still c'est magnifique! The last few months have been eventful with summer vacays, moving house, finally getting … Continue reading Summer loving.
My trusty La Sardina has been papping her way around New Zealand for the last few months and here are the results.
Funny old weather we’re having. One minute its summer and the heat from my red glowing legs is giving me a hot flush. The next minute I look out the window and it looks like someone is pouring a bucket of water over Auckland. Like the Crowded House song goes, Four Seasons in One Day … Continue reading Moonscapes and mountains
All hallows eve. That one night of the year when the spirits rise from the dead and once again walk the earth...*evil laugh*. It's a rather unspooky 31 October in Auckland. The orange fallen leaves and darkening nights are nowhere to be seen, instead replaced with warm evenings and baby lambs skipping around fields. Not that I'm … Continue reading Spring breaks