Muriwai Beach

Our local beach is called Muriwai .. a surfer’s spot and only about 35 minutes from Auckland. So it ticks a few boxes for the hubby. It is also our border collie, Dan’s favourite spot too … he looks forward to those morning walks. Kite boarding anyone? Go fast? Absolutely … Swim between the flags …

Countdown to Autumn

Oh dear me, mid Feb and only a few more weeks of summer! Not that the weather will suddenly deteriorate mind you .. autumn in NZ is just wonderful. No, I was actually alluding to the fact, that March is nearly with us. Hmmm Our garden is looking great, even if it has been hot & dry. My version …

Blogger’s block

I’m sitting in the office, suffering yet again from blogger’s block. I have loads happening outdoors but can’t seem to put it down on paper. Grrrhhh …. So perhaps I’ll cheat yet again and let the pictures tell much of the story. Now that makes it nice and easy. My adorable rooster Russell Crowe, watching …

Loving summer

Welcome to our summer garden … controlled mayhem or something like that. The garden has gone berserk in the last month – loads of growth, lots to harvest and pests to share it with. I don’t think I have ever known a year with so many flies .. horrible! And while there may be a …