2020 has been a tough year. but one positive that has come from it has been remembering the power in supporting local businesses. we are shopping more thoughtfully now, doing what we can to keep the lights on for locals. i want to celebrate the makers and artisans, to support the writers and photographers, to help them continue to create such beautiful work.
+++ a few photos from a walk on the beach at lunchtime + a swim after work – the last day before new zealand goes into lockdown. stay safe, friends x
+++ in terms of places to spend a wedding anniversary, this one was pure magic. yesterday, after packing the car and saying goodbyes to mother, we drove south to paraparaumu where we went through a biosecurity check and hopped on the boat to kapiti island – a predator-free nature reserve. the island has a pretty […]
+++ so where’s gisborne? gisborne is on the east coast of new zealand’s north island. it’s the southern gateway to the east cape and the first place land was spotted by captain cook on the endeavour. cook named this place poverty bay after landing in 1769 and having a bit of a run in with […]
VOL. 3 :: SOUTH TO OKARITO this morning we have time for another soak in the hot tub before we say farewell to our lovely woodpecker hut hideaway. +++ i think both of us could happily have stayed there for the remainder of our holiday, but we have more places to visit, so we pack […]