Wednesday, 21 December 2016

New Zealand Secret Santa 2016

It's our fifth year playing this year; it did not disappoint!

Blu and Millie : NZSS 2015

Blu and Millie : NZSS 2016
We waited the whole morning for rural post to drive in, as he usually does, then thought he might have been too busy today due to Christmas presents influx so we went ahead and trekked to our mailbox. Wanted to enjoy every little bit of this sunny weather, too, anyway!

Sweet handwritten message in the card gave me such warm fuzzies! We also received a Photo a Day journal, a sweet blue bracelet with tassel and shell detail (profit went to charity!), and Whittakers chocolates to share with my boys.

I'm taking this as a sign from the Universe to take, and document!, more photos. ;)

Many thanks again to our #nzsecretsanta and the lovely NZ Post Secret Santa Elves! Xx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

things I want : Mother's Day edition

Jasper will be leaving in a few hours for a 3-day trip to Ashburton ( I really should get some sleep). And though I will miss him terribly, I am very excited and super thrilled that I don't need to THINK of what to cook for three full days. There are still errands to run, and I plan on doing a bit of organising around the house, plus the two-year-old needs to be kept entertained, but a break in kitchen duties is such a wonderful gift. He doesn't even need to get me anything for Sunday anymore. I will be over the moon just to have him back here safe and sound. :)

That said, I like having and buying all kinds of stuff. Here are some on my "want!-how-to-justify-that-I-need-it" list right now.

Monday, 4 May 2015

how-to-really-know-someone * questions tag : vol. 01

I really did make lists and notes on my calendars and journals to start this month. On Day 4 now and I'm already scrambling to catch up on #fmsphotoaday and have rescheduled one blog post to Wednesday. Not a good start. As usual. BUT! I shall persevere.

Friday, 1 May 2015

as of late --- 1

I know, I know. I am terrible at keeping resolutions and seeing things through. I'm a GREAT planner, though! Always look for the better side of things, I say. No need to worry. Someday I will bloom into a fully functional adult and then, maybe, my blogging and writing goals will be fulfilled and trigger a fantastic series of events that will lead to world peace. You never know.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

year starter

First Sunday of the year today and I'm feeling good.

I mean, there are empty cups with a Duplo train on the coffee table and a toy lawn mower in the kitchen but I wanted to write something so here I am. Choosing to listen to that voice in my head telling me to do this first because I can deal with the chores and go through social media later makes all the difference.