Monday, October 24, 2011


The school holidays are just about to draw to a close and I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for heading back into school tomorrow. Despite having had school work to do over the past couple of weeks, having time at home without a schedule is always such a welcome change. Aside from schoolwork I've been spending most of my time in our studio getting ready for upcoming fairs and working on some new jewellery designs. I feel so lucky to have that space down at the bottom of the stairs to close myself up in and hatch plans.

I must admit that I've been feeling a bit jealous of all the beautiful Autumn photos, tweets and updates from North America, it really was my favourite time in Vancouver. However, Spring has been pretty glorious here so far (if by glorious you count some intense rain storms!) and for that reason along with some Spring cleaning we've decided to have a bit of a sale over in the shop. You can read about it more here on our Facebook page. 

Off to bed for me, back to reality tomorrow! Hope you're well, friends. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I must confess that I am a terrible breakfast eater, despite generally really loving breakfast foods. I mostly eat breakfast at work these days because I have to get there so early that there is no way it's happening before I leave. So, on weekends I've come to really enjoy taking my time to sit down to a relaxed breakfast and potter around in the morning a bit before starting the day. At the moment my current breakfast fave is Vogels Cafe-Style in Light Berry. It's a perfect mix of fruit and grains, and I love the giant almonds. Perfect crunch! Now, if only I could find some non-crazy expensive almond milk over here I'd be a happy girl.

What's your favourite breakfast choice at the moment?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

first sun

Although you wouldn't know it if you were looking out my window this minute, Summer is on it's way. Being back in Auckland I now realise how much the seasons blur together here, and I guess that's why we're having a huge downpour despite me taking these photos above only last weekend - it's Spring, only I hadn't really noticed.

We're only a week out from school holidays (just a two week-er), and then it will only be a short seven week term before Summer break and we can all catch our breath a bit. I'm planning on embracing Summer a bit early though, with beach trips and more of that incredible ice cream (Richard had the lemon curd yogurt  and for the first time in my life I regretted choosing chocolate). This transition time is one of my favourite parts of the year, warm enough for bare feet and shoulders, putting in the veggie garden and evening walks, but still with days like today where I can watch the mist and rain roll over the harbour perched up here on the couch.