Super moon.

Super moon

Even though I’m a tad late, the rise of the super moon prompted me to get out my camera and do a bit of photography practice. What a perfect night for it. Bit chilly outside in my pajamas, but a jacket and ugg boots helped with that. I didn’t do too badly – after I remembered which numbers…

Toasting marshmallows

Camping at Kaitoke

We hadn’t been camping since before the kids were born (more than 4 years ago), and in the last month we’ve gone twice. Finally, the kids are old enough to both enjoy themselves and now I’ve got the camping bug. Kaitoke Regional Park is in Upper Hutt, about 45 minutes from Wellington. It’s close enough…

Webstock 2014 opening

Webstock 2014

February 13-14 was my second Webstock conference, and what a hoot! This year it was held at the St James theatre, instead of the usual Wellington Town Hall. The St James is beautiful and inspiring – very fitting for Webstock. And this time you didn’t have to turn your head to see the presentations. The…

Making pine cone feeders.

Conservation Week 2013

For Conservation Week this year, I decided it was time to get the kids involved. Lucky for us, the weekend saw beautiful weather and we happened to live next to Mt Victoria which is a great little spot for a light walk in the bush. I decided we would also make pine cone feeders to…

I did like

I like bukakke

Went to this Japanese restaurant called Tatsushi the other day. (What – did you think this post was about something else?) I got the bukkake udon. Partly because they sold out of the oyako donburi, but mostly because I’m immature and it made me snigger. “Can I have the bukkake udon please?” I asked. I…

Because the dentist needs more money

High tea at the Hippopotamus

When a friend from Auckland came down to visit me, I thought it was a great excuse to splash out and treat myself to a high tea at the Hippopotamus. Not only was it a high tea, at the Hippopotamus, it was a cocktail high tea – ooh la la. I can’t say I’ve had…

Icy pearls

Another freak storm

It wasn’t a snow storm this time, but today Wellington had what the media has called a hail storm of a decade. I certainly hadn’t seen such big hail stones before. One moment it was the usual small balls of ice, the next I heard what sounded like stones being thrown at our window. I…

Snowing in Wellington

We’ve had the craziest weather these last couple of days – there’s been snow in Wellington and we normally don’t get snow. (Even Auckland got snow!) It’s been quite a delight for a lot of people, and I was probably more excited about it than Abby. She did like being outside trying to catch the…

Playtime with Abs

It’s great watching Abby play on the slide all by herself. She’s a bit shy when other kids are about but when she’s by herself she goes for it. The baby playground in Kilbirnie is perfect because it’s quite safe (so big pregnant ladies don’t need to do much but supervise) and just the right…

Fine then!

You know you’re having a bad day when you get a parking fine for thinking you have twice the amount of time you actually have. Thanks Kilbirnie – how are we supposed to shop at your shops when 30 minutes is the maximum? Ok, so I should really just walk there from my house but…