Sunday, May 27, 2012


Saturday night dvd's and chinese food. I hadn't seen The Full Monty before and I absolutely loved it! So funny and a great soundtrack.

Flowers for the dining room. Its amazing how a cheap bunch of flowers brightens up the whole house!

Not pictured: On Saturday I made a very quick roadtrip to Hamilton to spend the day with my sister. We did some window shopping and had lunch at a nice cafe. I was having such a good time I forgot to take some photos. Sunday was filled with a trip to the markets, some study and a coffee date at a great cafe called The Library in Onehunga. I think it may well become my new local!

Also my little rant:

I have really rediscovered my love of blogging and reading blogs as of late. In doing so though I have noticed and have read some posts about blogs and the potential pitfalls of recording life in the public domain in this way. Firstly, there is the pressure that some may feel to constantly have new and interesting content on their blogs and keep building up followers. I certainly felt some of that pressure when I wrote my last blog the beat my heart skips. 

I think that pressure may have been part of the reason I wanted to have a fresh start with this blog. If I don't put anything on here for a month should it be a problem? I really don't want it to be and I don't want to feel like I have to update my blog ever again. I want it to be something I enjoy and continue to enjoy! Honestly with my study and work I have so many pressures and deadlines and I don't want something else adding to that. This blog is a space for me to appreciate the little things that a lovely about day to day life not add to the stress of it. So no pressure, okay.

The other thing I've noticed is a little bit of judgement about what some choose to blog about, what their photos may look like etc. Hey we are all human right? We judge. But I want to post the details of my life that may seem mundane to others. I want to put up the crappy photos of my chinese food and dvds because it was a good night. I want to choose what goes on here without fear of negative judgement. 

Wow that was a bit ranty. But as I start to post more and get back into the blogging thing I really wanted to put that out in the open. I'm really glad to be blogging again.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thursday Afternoon

A clear, crisp afternoon at home. Absolutely no school work, just drinking green tea with mandarin and watching the world of my backyard. Definitely a homey nesting kind of afternoon. 

Monday, May 14, 2012


A trip to the market and lots of study was basically the sum of my weekend. I did have a bit of a girls night on Saturday with my flattie though which involved facials, chocolate mousse and the movie Juno.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

My safe place to stand

Our flat is fantastic in that we get all day sun and have two decks to sit on to enjoy it. Sometimes though on late afternoons I end up on the front step watching the world go by and enjoying the last of the sun. A snack and a cute companion tops it off.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Antipasto dinner celebration

My best friend is a very talented graphic designer who got her first full time contract a while back. That contract came to an end a couple of weeks ago and she just got a full time permanent graphic designer position at a small business. We had to celebrate and considering what foodies we are this seemed pretty appropriate.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anzac Day

Dawn Parade

Cooper's Creek Winery, Kumeu

Muriwai Beach

So nice to have a public holiday midweek. I finally (after years of wanting to) got up early enough for the dawn parade and then went to the beach with my flatmates. This of course included a quick stop at a winery along the way.