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reading | The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere (reminding me of the importance of making time to meditate every day) + MAKING THE PRINT – Printing Techniques For the Digital Photographer (teaching me how to set things up so I can print well from home or using a pro print shop) + Motionless Journey: From a Hermitage in the Himalayas (reminding me that I don’t need to go anywhere to make photographs, I can do it here… now)

playing | with some printed card ideas for selling locally (& maybe online)

making | delicious mini apple cider cakes from the sunday suppers cook book {recipe also online over at turntable kitchen} + this (also delicious) burger recipe by Anna Jones (bonus points for being vegan so i can feed it to a friend of mine when she comes over for dinner)

planning | our trip to Queenstown to stay in the lovely Sherwood Hotel + walking the Routeburn track over christmas. the huts fill up fast, even over the holidays so i’ve got to get in quick! i’m thinking of using this bowndling backpack for our 2-night adventure

watching | this video of the scottish highlands {thanks to susannah for sharing the link} – it reminds me of [some of] the wonderful times we also had up there.

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these are the things i want to remember: how dining out here on a friday night feels more personal because we know the chef + how the light moving through our house never fails to stop me in my tracks + how making coffee together and taking it back to bed on a saturday morning feels like luxury + how asking for what we need results in the community providing it (like waratahs and clear-lite that we needed to build our wood pile) + how much better pesto tastes when it’s fresh + how fun it is to make stuff (like pizza) from scratch + and also how much fun it is to sit and play a board game at the table (even when there’s only two of us) + how the movie ‘clue’ had an amazing cast but still wasn’t interesting enough for either of us to watch without falling asleep on the sofa + how nice it was to be surprised with a bottle of sake by my husband + how walking, when i have to take a break from running, can result in shared experiences of a different kind + how good it was to eat lunch outside at one of the vineyards + how sunday afternoons, on the sofa with a warm fire & a happy cat & a husband beside me, is really all (really, all) that i need.

hoping your week and weekend was amazing in it’s own special ways