in these beginning days of january

we remind ourselves how much we have to be grateful for with this island life we have chosen, even though we are already back at work. with daily commutes into the city, we want to intentionally and deliberately savour island life in the remainder of our waking hours.


we’ve had friends from overseas visit, spending the day enjoying sunshine & swims + been to a new favourite, 372, for drinks & snacks overlooking onetangi beach + we’ve managed (almost) daily swims at palm beach (2nd photo above) – our favourite beach, closest to home.


we borrowed some kayaks off friends and went for a leisurely paddle around the bays + i did my first trail run with the tribe in almost two years. no more excuses – back into half marathon training this year.

we are sleeping with the french doors in the bedroom flung open to the cooler evening air and dining outside most days on the deck.


…and no summer on waiheke island is complete without making at least one trip to little oneroa takeaways –  we reckon they do the best snapper and wedges on the island. 

how’s your new year been so far?

One thought on “in these beginning days of january

  • This looks like such a stunning place:-) Glad you are so mindful about about enjoying it! It’s lovely to see summer pictures when it is winter here in Amsterdam:-)

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