Category Archives: Nature

Simple pleasures

When you both work from home and whole weeks go by without either of you leaving the property, the concept of ‘entertainment’ can get pretty simple. At certain times of year we play ‘First person to spot a stick insect … Continue reading

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Beach art on the Kapiti Coast

My man and I recently went on a five day road trip down to Wellington (approximately 1500km / 930 miles return). I was selling at Wellington’s Craft2.0 market and we’d arranged it so I could make some new wholesale contacts … Continue reading

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Spring flowers and feet

Cherry blossom in pale and dark pink; fallen petals, daisies and forget-me-nots; gumboots in wet grass; and old sneakers on the way back from the market, pausing to enjoy this Spring moment.

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New additions to our flock

We’ve had one of our hens, Frex, sitting on 10 multi-coloured eggs for the past three weeks and yesterday nine of them hatched into the cutest mixed-bag of chicks! I have to keep going out every half-hour to have another … Continue reading

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Changing skies

We’ve been having some particularly magical sunsets this past week. Not to mention early morning mists! I never take for granted how blessed we are to live with such an expansive view. Can you see our glimpse of sea caught … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

Ok, I know it’s officially still Winter here, but it feels like Spring today and I’m celebrating! I’ve got that sense of relief that I get each year when the sun starts to warm up and the first Spring flowers are … Continue reading

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Tamarillo time

It feels like I’ve been away from my blog for ages! I’ve been stuck in bed with the flu for much of this past week. My whole household has had it. I love that nature provides the perfect foods to … Continue reading

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More winter walks

We’re in the middle of another big storm at the moment, but recently I’ve enjoyed some more lovely winter walks on the beach with friends. To get to the beach we walk under these giant pohutukawa trees. We found this … Continue reading

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Rainy days and synchronicity

It’s raining today, so I thought I’d share with you a little cloudy, rainy synchronicity that’s going on for me at the moment. You remember I was doing some new Kimono Paper Craft illustrations a week or so ago, and … Continue reading

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Beach therapy

Yesterday afternoon (bank holiday Monday), my friends and I went for some good old fashioned beach therapy. We walked along Karekare, another of our wild West Coast black sand beaches. (Karekare was the location for scenes in Jane Campion’s Oscar … Continue reading

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