Friday, 24 January 2014

In the summertime

Its summer here in New Zealand, although we haven't had too many of those long hot days that just epitomise summer yet. I haven't done much blogging lately, but this is what I've been up to:

  • Having date nights. We love nothing more than snuggling up with a platter full of food and a nice glass of wine. 
  • Gardening. This is the first year I've been in charge of the vege garden and I'm loving it! We are eating lots of home-grown strawberries and tomatoes at the moment. 
  • We've been making omelettes most weekends with fresh veges from the garden, and eggs from a friend's hens.
  • Baking bread. Having a bread maker is so handy for making everything from loaves of bread to pizza dough, cinnamon buns and focaccia. Soon I'll be making hot cross buns again!
  • Buying new makeup. This year I'm on a search for my holy grail makeup products (and slowly becoming addicted to beauty gurus on YouTube).
  • I just bought a lion mane online for Smudge, can't wait till it arrives! I'm not usually one for dressing up pets but I just couldn't resist.
  • I've also been flying! My brother has his license so I've been lucky enough to see New Zealand from the air. That second-to-last picture is just one of many beautiful beaches we flew over.
What have you guys been up to lately? I have a lot to catch up on.



  1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend summer to me :) xx

  2. god! that's so cool. flying, i mean. life at its finest for you, i guess :)

  3. Ah sounds amazing! I'm so jealous the weather is simply awful here in England :(

  4. It's winter here, so you're post makes me feel all warm and cozy. Nice photos too.

    And pictures of Smudge and his lion mane are mandatory :-)

  5. Oh how I wish it was summer time here in Indiana. I am freeeeeezing cold all the time so it's kept me pretty um-motivated to do anything besides curl up in blankets. Haha!

  6. I'm with all of these other jealous mid-winter girls! Your summer sounds divine. I've just discovered your blog, and it's so lovely. Happy to be a new follower :)


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