Spring is knocking …

I seem to be learning loads of lessons in my garden lately. Late planting of brassicas means we aren’t enjoying them yet. Truth is, those rotten slugs have had more of a meal from them than we have. What’s even more interesting, is that a raised bed chocka with brassicas doesn’t have anything that remotely resembles a broccoli …

Things starting with ‘B’

Boards! I know indulge me. I have something about gates, fences and wood in general. I was outside with my camera on the weekend – the light was nice and there was an array of birdlife begging to be photographed. A wild Mallard duck who is thoroughly enjoying the chooks night time tucker Native wood …

They come and they go

Today is another gorgeous day. Perfect to be outdoors in the garden (not in front of the computer Julie!). Summer has been amazing but I’m looking forward to autumn, there is a chill in the air at night and it won’t be long before those trees will be shedding their leaves peppering the ground in hues …

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 …